Intel Core i5-7260U processor review

Core i5-7260U processor released by Intel; release date: 3 January 2017. At the time of release, the processor cost $304. The processor is designed for mobile-computers and based on Kaby Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 2, threads - 4. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.40 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 100°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 128 KB, L2 - 512 KB, L3 - 4 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600. Maximum memory size: 32 GB.

Supported socket types: FCBGA1356. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 15 Watt.

The processor has integrated graphics Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640 with the following parameters: maximum frequency - 950 MHz, maximum video memory size - 32 GB.


Single thread mark
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Single Core
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Geekbench 4
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GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
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9047 Frames
2477 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
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7128 Frames
5300 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
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12887 Frames
9082 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
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9047.000 Fps
2477.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
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7128.000 Fps
5300.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
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12887.000 Fps
9082.000 Fps
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2066
PassMark - CPU mark 4087
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 901
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 2005
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 2477 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 5300 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 9082 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 2477.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 5300.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 9082.000 Fps

Integrated graphics – Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1100 MHz
Core clock speed 300 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Pipelines 48
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt
Transistor count 189 million

Games performance

The Evil Within 2 (2017)

Low, 1280x72013.80

Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017)

Low, 1280x72028.00

FIFA 18 (2017)

Low, 1280x72069.50
Medium, 1920x108038.80

F1 2017 (2017)

Low, 1280x72035.50
Medium, 1920x108015.00

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)

Low, 1280x72022.90

Team Fortress 2 (2017)

Medium, 1366x76899.00
High, 1920x108048.00

Dirt 4 (2017)

Medium, 1920x108027.50

Rocket League (2017)

Low, 1280x72098.50
Medium, 1920x108039.20
High, 1920x108027.30

Prey (2017)

Low, 1280x72042.65
Medium, 1920x108018.00
High, 1920x108014.80

Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)

Low, 1280x72020.40

Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)

Low, 1280x72016.30

For Honor (2017)

Low, 1280x72032.15
Medium, 1920x108012.25

Titanfall 2 (2016)

Low, 1280x72043.95
Medium, 1366x76831.40
High, 1920x108022.90

Farming Simulator 17 (2016)

Low, 1280x720121.00
Medium, 1366x76891.00
High, 1920x108031.60
Ultra, 1920x108017.80

Battlefield 1 (2016)

Low, 1280x72029.20
Medium, 1366x76821.90
High, 1920x108010.15

Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)

Low, 1280x72020.20

Overwatch (2016)

Low, 1280x72059.70
Medium, 1366x76838.75
High, 1920x108029.90
Ultra, 1920x108019.50

The Division (2016)

Low, 1280x72024.90

Far Cry Primal (2016)

Low, 1280x72028.00
Medium, 1920x108013.00

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)

Low, 1024x76824.65
Medium, 1366x76818.05
High, 1920x10809.10

Rainbow Six Siege (2015)

Low, 1024x76850.50
Medium, 1366x76830.70
High, 1920x108016.60
Ultra, 1920x108014.20

Star Wars Battlefront (2015)

Low, 1024x76844.70
Medium, 1366x76826.20
High, 1920x108012.90

Dota 2 Reborn (2015)

Low, 1280x72080.00
Medium, 1366x76859.35
High, 1920x108028.55
Ultra, 1920x108021.40

The Witcher 3 (2015)

Low, 1024x76819.25
Medium, 1366x76813.40
Ultra, 1920x10804.00

GTA V (2015)

Low, 1024x76856.70
Medium, 1366x76828.90
High, 1920x108011.80

Sims 4 (2014)

High, 1920x108028.60
Ultra, 1920x108020.50

Battlefield 4 (2013)

Low, 1024x76851.70
Medium, 1366x76835.85
High, 1366x76826.95
Ultra, 1920x10809.05

BioShock Infinite (2013)

Low, 1280x72064.60
Medium, 1366x76842.65
High, 1366x76835.90
Ultra, 1920x108011.60

Tomb Raider (2013)

Low, 1024x768117.80
Medium, 1366x76861.40
High, 1366x76842.05
Ultra, 1920x108019.40

Diablo III (2012)

Ultra, 1920x108035.20

World of Warcraft (2005)

High, 1280x102428.50

Specifications (specs)


Architecture codename Kaby Lake
Launch date 3 January 2017
Launch price (MSRP) $304
Place in performance rating 198
Processor Number i5-7260U
Series 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Mobile


64 bit support
Base frequency 2.20 GHz
L1 cache 128 KB
L2 cache 512 KB
L3 cache 4 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 3.40 GHz
Number of cores 2
Number of threads 4


Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
Maximum memory size 32 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600


Device ID 0x5926
Graphics base frequency 300 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 950 MHz
Graphics max frequency 950 MHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 32 GB
Processor graphics Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2304@30Hz
Max resolution over VGA N / A

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5


Configurable TDP-down 9.5 W
Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 42x24x1.3
Sockets supported FCBGA1356
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt


Max number of PCIe lanes 12
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® My WiFi technology
Intel® Smart Response technology
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Speed Shift technology
Thermal Monitoring


AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)