CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4600U vs 6300U 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4600U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4600U

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Much better performance per watt 44.19 pt/W vs 11.08 pt/W Around 4x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 1.69 pt/$ vs 0.59 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,506 vs 2,936 Around 90% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Core i5 6300U

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 209.58 fps vs 158.79 fps More than 30% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Higher GPU clock speed 300 MHz vs 200 MHz 50% higher GPU clock speed
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 47.2 vs 44 More than 5% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4600U vs i5 6300U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4600U
6.36 mHash/s
Core i5 6300U
25.86 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4600U
13.99 mPixels/s
Core i5 6300U
21.75 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4600U
0.88 fps
Core i5 6300U
1.42 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 i7 4600U
3,600,000 MB/s
Core i5 6300U
3,960 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4600U  vs
i5 6300U 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 44.19 pt/W 11.08 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 4,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 4600U  vs
i5 6300U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.26 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz 3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 520
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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