Intel i5 6200U vs i5 6300U vs i5 6360U – Skylake i5 CPU comparison

introduced 3 Skylake processors in Q3 of 2015 and these three Intel i5 6200U, 6300U and 6360U occupied nearly 90% of all mid tier laptops in 2016. All these 3 processors are based on Skylake 14nm manufacturing.

Intel i5 's form the mid Tier of Intel's performance band. i5 processors are work horses and almost match i7 in day to day performance. While they are not meant for graphical intensive or games, they are more than enough for most of the population.

Intel i5 6360Intel i5 6200U vs 6300U vs 6360UU processor is exclusively used by for its Macbook Pro laptops and other two processors are used by several manifacturers.

Between these three processors most of the difference in and only minor. For all practical purposed i5 6200U and i5 6300U are identical except for 5% clock speed bump on i5 6300U processor.


i5 6300U supports Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP), Safe Code Execution and vPro mode in to i5 6200U.

i5 6360U has 4MB smart vs 6200U and 6300U. Additionally uses Intel iris Graphics – Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540. 6200U and 6300U used intel Grpahics 520.

While 4MB smart cache and Iris 540 are expected to give a boost, it will be still a minor improvement.

For all practical purposes these CPU's are similar and buyers should see RAM, Hard drive (SSD) etc to make a decision. With all other factors being equal go for the laptop which is cheaper.

Intel® Core™ i5-6360U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)Intel® Core™ Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz)Intel® Core™ i5-6300U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Code Name Skylake Skylake Skylake
Processor Numberi5-6360Ui5-6200Ui5-6300U
Launch DateQ3'15Q3'15Q3'15
Lithography14 nm14 nm14 nm
Recommended Customer Price$304.00$281.00$281.00
# of Cores222
# of Threads444
Processor Base Frequency2.00 GHz2.30 GHz2.40 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.10 GHz2.80 GHz3.00 GHz
Cache4 MB SmartCache3 MB SmartCache3 MB SmartCache
Speed4 GT/s OPI4 GT/s OPI4 GT/s OPI
TDP15 W15 W15 W
Configurable TDP-down9.5 W7.5 W7.5 W
Configurable TDP-up Frequency2.40 GHz2.50 GHz
Configurable TDP-up25 W25 W
Configurable TDP-down Frequency800.00 MHz800.00 MHz
Supplemental Information
Embedded Options AvailableNoNoYes
Conflict FreeYesYesYes
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)32 GB32 GB32 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Max # of Memory Channels222
Max Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s34.1 GB/s34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported ‡NoNoNo
Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics ‡Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540Intel® HD Graphics 520Intel® HD Graphics 520
Graphics Base Frequency300.00 MHz300.00 MHz300.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.00 GHz1.00 GHz1.00 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory32 GB32 GB32 GB
4K SupportYes, at 60HzYes, at 60HzYes, at 60Hz
Max (HDMI 1.4)‡4096x2304@24Hz4096x2304@24Hz4096x2304@24Hz
Max Resolution (DP)‡4096x2304@60Hz4096x2304@60Hz4096x2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)‡4096x2304@60Hz4096x2304@60Hz4096x2304@60Hz
DirectX* Support121212
OpenGL* Support4.44.44.4
Intel® Quick Sync VideoYesYesYes
Intel® InTru™ 3D TechnologyYesYesYes
Intel® Clear Video HD TechnologyYesYesYes
Intel® Clear Video TechnologyYesYesYes
# of Displays Supported ‡333
Device ID0x19260x19160x1916
Max Resolution (VGA)‡N/AN/A
Expansion Options
PCI Express Configurations ‡1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x11x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x11x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes121212
Package Specifications
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1356FCBGA1356FCBGA1356
Max CPU Configuration111
Package Size42x24x1.342mm X 24mm42mm X 24mm
Low Halogen Options AvailableSee MDDSSee MDDSSee MDDS
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology2.02.02.0
Intel® vPro Technology ‡YesNoYes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡YesYesYes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡YesYesYes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡YesYesYes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) ‡YesYesYes
Intel® TSX-NIYesNoYes
Intel® 64 ‡YesYesYes
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Idle StatesYesYesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechnologyYesYesYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYesYesYes
Intel® Flex Memory AccessYesYesYes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology ‡YesYesYes
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)YesNoYes
Intel® Smart Response TechnologyYesYesYes
Intel® My TechnologyYesYesYes
Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New InstructionsYesYesYes
Secure KeyYesYesYes
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)YesYesYes
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)YesYesYes
Intel® Platform Protection Technology
Trusted Execution Technology ‡YesNoYes
OS GuardYesYesYes
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