CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6300HQ vs 4210H among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4210H 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4210H  based on its single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 6300HQ

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 57.3 vs 49.3 More than 15% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 17.34 mPixels/s vs 10.68 mPixels/s More than 60% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 6,037 vs 4,522 Around 35% better PassMark score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date a year later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much better performance per dollar 3.82 pt/$ vs 0.63 pt/$ More than 6x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 18.27 pt/W vs 3.47 pt/W More than 5.2x better performance per watt
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 15% higher GPU clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,880 vs 1,675 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6300HQ vs 4210H

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6300HQ
23.46 mHash/s
Core i5 4210H
4.24 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6300HQ
17.34 mPixels/s
Core i5 4210H
10.68 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6300HQ
1.14 fps
Core i5 4210H
0.55 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6300HQ
145.7 MB/s
Core i5 4210H
3,390,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6300HQ  vs
4210H 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 47W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 3.47 pt/W 18.27 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 38.19W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 6300HQ  vs
4210H 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
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The i5-6300HQ wins against the i5-4210H..
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