CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6500U vs 6300HQ 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

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 6300HQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 6300HQ  based on its performance, 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 i7 6500U

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Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 AES single core score 3,265 MB/s vs 145.7 MB/s Around 22.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better performance per watt 9.87 pt/W vs 3.48 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 10% better turbo clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 36.56W 3x 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 commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 57.3 vs 48.4 Around 20% better 3DMark06 CPU score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per dollar 0.63 pt/$ vs 0.38 pt/$ More than 65% better performance per dollar
Slightly better PassMark score 6,037 vs 4,428 More than 35% better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6500U vs i5 6300HQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6500U
26.96 mHash/s
Core i5 6300HQ
23.46 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6500U
20.87 mPixels/s
Core i5 6300HQ
18.31 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6500U
1.29 fps
Core i5 6300HQ
1.24 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 6500U
3,265 MB/s
Core i5 6300HQ
145.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6500U  vs
i5 6300HQ 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad 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
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
Performance per watt 9.87 pt/W 3.48 pt/W
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 i7 6500U  vs
i5 6300HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 3.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 950 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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Comments

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i install an ssd on my laptop and it runs very well. I don't think people need performance better than 6300hq if it's on a laptop.
does your model built with SSD?
Yeah, I own it myself and i'm very pleased :)
are you sure?
The i5 6300HQ is a beast for the money :D
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