Intel Core i5-6300HQ

Intel Core i5-6300HQ Benchmark

Intel Core i5-6300HQ Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GHz 4 core Intel 6th Generation Core i5 BGA 1440 CPU rating. Is the Core i5-6300HQ good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

14 %
Average score from 3 samples
Medium uncertainty
759th of 1,233
127th of 1,233
3 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.



14 %



27 %



11 %

Heavy Workloads


11 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (multi)

Geekbench (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench (single)

Geekbench (single)

Single threaded benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i5-6300HQ compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i7-4790
29 %
Intel Core i7-8550U
21 %
Intel Core i5-7400T
17 %
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
14 %
Intel Core i3-4130
14 %
Intel Core i3-2120
13 %
Intel Pentium G4400
12 %


Clock Speed 2.3 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.2 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 4
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket BGA 1440
Family 6th Generation Core i5
Memory Type DDR4-2133
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 64 GiB
Release Date 2015-08-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 45 W

Intel Core i5-6300HQ

The Core i5-6300HQ is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2015. This chip has an average overall score at 14% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an average processor for gaming, with a score of 27%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i5-6300HQ scores 11% and 11% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i5-6300HQ has 4 cores and 4 threads. This chip has no simultaneous multithreading support, as it has the same number of cores as threads. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.3 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.2 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i5-6300HQ makes use of DDR4-2133 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 64 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i5-6300HQ CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 45 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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