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Front view of Intel Core i5 6442EQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 6442EQ

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Significantly higher clock speed 1.9 GHz vs 0.9 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 850 MHz Around 20% better turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Slightly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% 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 overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz vs 2.02 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 0.9 GHz More than 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jul, 2015 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core M3-6Y30

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Lower typical power consumption 3.66W vs 20.31W 5.6x lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Lower annual home energy cost 1.08 $/year vs 6.02 $/year 5.6x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 3.94 $/year vs 21.9 $/year 5.6x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i5 6442EQ  vs M3-6Y30 

clock speed

Core i5 6442EQ
1.9 GHz
Core M3-6Y30
0.9 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i5 6442EQ
2.7 GHz
Core M3-6Y30
2.2 GHz

L3 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i5 6442EQ
350 MHz
Core M3-6Y30
300 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i5 6442EQ
2.7 GHz
Core M3-6Y30
2.02 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i5 6442EQ
2.7 GHz
Core M3-6Y30
0.9 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6442EQ  vs
M3-6Y30 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 0.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

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 25W 4.5W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 1.08 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 3.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 20.31W 3.66W

bus

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

details

Core i5 6442EQ  vs
M3-6Y30 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L3 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.02 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 0.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 2.02 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 515
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 850 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 65,536 MB 16,384 MB
Intel Core i5 6442EQ
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