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Front view of Intel Core i5 6360U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 6360U

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 36.56W 3x lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel 6870HQ

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Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
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
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 4 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
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jul, 2015 Release date 6 months later

Features Key features of the Core i5 6360U  vs 6870HQ 

clock speed

6870HQ
2.7 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i5 6360U
3.1 GHz
6870HQ
3.6 GHz

L2 cache

Core i5 6360U
0.5 MB
6870HQ
1 MB

gpu clock speed

Core i5 6360U
300 MHz
6870HQ
350 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i5 6360U
3.1 GHz
6870HQ
2.7 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i5 6360U
3.1 GHz
6870HQ
2.7 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6360U  vs
6870HQ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 15W 45W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 39.42 $/year
Typical power consumption 12.19W 36.56W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 6360U  vs
6870HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540 Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 580
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB
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