Core i5-6300HQ vs Core i3-4170T comparison
In our benchmarks, the Core i3-4170T beats the Core i5-6300HQ in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-6300HQ in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i5-6300HQ has significantly more cores with 4 cores compared to the Core i3-4170T that has 2 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i3-4170T has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-6300HQ. The Core i3-4170T outputs less heat than Core i5-6300HQ thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Core i5-6300HQ has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.