Average Bench: 42.9% (462nd of 1206)

more Based on 1,259 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 1FABFBFF000406E3, 17CBFBFF000406E3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6260U CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6260U @ 1.70 GHz
Poor: 32%Average: 42.9% Great: 48%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6260U averaged 57.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 77.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 136Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6260U is just 15.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6260U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 210Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 208Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,259 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.8 1-Core 77.6 88.5
99.5 2-Core 136 158
51.3% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
148 4-Core 205 227
162 8-Core 208 228
28.2% 207 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 64-Core 210 229
14.1% 210 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.4
2-Core 157
58% 121 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 220
30% 220 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.4
2-Core 158
58% 121 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 214
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.6
2-Core 150
55% 115 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 221
30% 220 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.1
2-Core 105
49% 96.1 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 219
30% 218 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87
2-Core 142
56% 114 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 199
27% 198 Pts
64-Core 180
12% 180 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.6
2-Core 143
53% 111 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 201
29% 209 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,128,478 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-6260U Builds (Compare 51,087 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $240

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-6260U Processor (4M Cache, up to 2.90 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi5-6260U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$304.00
Clock Speed1.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.9 GHz
Max TDP15 W
Product BriefLink

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® Iris™ Graphics 540
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency950 MHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory32 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size42x24x1.3
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1356

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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