Average Bench: 47.6% (349th of 1110)

Based on 36,070 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , 1FABFBFF000406E3, 0FABFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 47.6% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6500U averaged 52.3% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 84.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6500U is 23.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6500U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 223Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 236Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,070 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.7 SC Int 80.1 93.6
49.1 SC Float 84.4 97.7
45 SC Mixed 82.3 95.7
65.8% 82.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
124 QC Int 204 234
148 QC Float 234 266
134 QC Mixed 221 252
49.7% 220 Pts
Min Avg Max
150 MC Int 207 234
147 MC Float 236 266
147 MC Mixed 223 255
33.2% 222 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.8
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 93.3
71% 89.2 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 252
57% 250 Pts
MC Int 233
MC Float 264
MC Mixed 250
37% 249 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.4
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 95
69% 86.7 Pts
QC Int 232
QC Float 263
QC Mixed 247
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 261
MC Mixed 254
37% 249 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.5
SC Float 95.2
SC Mixed 93.6
74% 93.1 Pts
QC Int 231
QC Float 262
QC Mixed 234
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 263
MC Mixed 251
37% 249 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.4
SC Float 97
SC Mixed 81.6
72% 90.7 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 268
QC Mixed 251
57% 251 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 258
MC Mixed 249
37% 246 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.9
SC Float 90.6
SC Mixed 87.5
71% 88.3 Pts
QC Int 223
QC Float 255
QC Mixed 238
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 224
MC Float 253
MC Mixed 238
36% 238 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.1
SC Float 78.1
SC Mixed 88.5
64% 80.2 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 205
44% 196 Pts
MC Int 217
MC Float 255
MC Mixed 248
36% 240 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.1
SC Float 97.9
SC Mixed 95.7
77% 95.9 Pts
QC Int 78.5
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 134
36% 159 Pts
MC Int 158
MC Float 197
MC Mixed 31.8
19% 129 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 49.9
SC Float 53.8
SC Mixed 52.4
42% 52 Pts
QC Int 125
QC Float 153
QC Mixed 143
32% 140 Pts
MC Int 185
MC Float 200
MC Mixed 183
28% 190 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,308,324 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6500U Builds (Compare 3,530 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

System: Dell Inspiron 5559

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi7-6500U
# 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$393.00
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.1 GHz
Max TDP15 W
Product BriefLink

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 520
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
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 Size42mm X 24mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1356

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Good

10 months ago.

It works pretty well on my pc.


Excellent

4 months ago.

It's really fast i tried i5-2400s and it was the worst


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