Intel Core i5-6440HQ vs Intel Core i5-8250U

Compare Intel 6th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs Intel 8th Generation Core i5 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

26 %
4% slightly better overall score
25 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

48 %
17% slightly better gaming score
41 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

19 %
20 %
5% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

19 %
Identical
19 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2,622
33% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
1,971

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

819
6% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
771

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
8
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
62% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
15 W
200% significantly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
33% slightly more pcie lanes
12

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
32 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

696th of 1,337
705th of 1,337

Family

The product line

6th Generation Core i5
8th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2015
August 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2133
DDR4-2400

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

-
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i5-6440HQ vs Core i5-8250U benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-6440HQ is faster than the Core i5-8250U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-8250U in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i5-8250U has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-6440HQ has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i5-8250U. Also, the Core i5-6440HQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i5-8250U outputs less heat than Core i5-6440HQ thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. For instance, the Core i5-6440HQ has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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