Average Bench: 45% (435th of 1165)

more Based on 1,101 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: 34%Average: 45% Great: 50%
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop 51%
Workstation 27%

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6260U averaged 55.0% 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.


Single Core Floating Point Speed 81.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 78.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6260U is just 15.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6260U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 212Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 224Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,101 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.6 SC Int 76.2 86.4
57.4 SC Float 81.2 91.2
55 SC Mixed 78.4 88.6
62.9% 78.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
139 QC Int 190 212
157 QC Float 219 240
148 QC Mixed 207 228
46.5% 205 Pts
Min Avg Max
158 MC Int 195 212
178 MC Float 224 240
162 MC Mixed 212 230
31.4% 210 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 83.6
SC Float 90.5
SC Mixed 85.6
69% 86.6 Pts
QC Int 198
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 215
49% 216 Pts
MC Int 186
MC Float 225
MC Mixed 219
31% 210 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.5
SC Float 88.5
SC Mixed 77.4
67% 83.5 Pts
QC Int 197
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 218
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 201
MC Float 240
MC Mixed 222
33% 221 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.7
SC Float 81.9
SC Mixed 74.1
60% 75.2 Pts
QC Int 191
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 212
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 192
MC Float 224
MC Mixed 214
31% 210 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.1
SC Float 73.1
SC Mixed 71.8
56% 70.3 Pts
QC Int 158
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 180
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 182
MC Float 222
MC Mixed 207
30% 204 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 43.8
SC Float 60.8
SC Mixed 56.2
43% 53.6 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 204
46% 201 Pts
MC Int 134
MC Float 206
MC Mixed 196
26% 179 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,446,643 CPUs tested.

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Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop 49%
Workstation 19%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $249

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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


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


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
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes


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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