Average Bench: 47.3% (305th of 985)

Based on 28,381 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , 1FABFBFF000406E3, 0FABFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 47.3% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6500U averaged 52.6% 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 83.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 81.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6500U is 23.7%. 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 227Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 239Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,381 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.9 SC Int 78.7 92.9
49.5 SC Float 83.3 97.4
45.6 SC Mixed 81.2 95.2
64.8% 81.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
120 QC Int 203 233
139 QC Float 231 266
141 QC Mixed 220 252
49.4% 218 Pts
Min Avg Max
157 MC Int 210 234
177 MC Float 239 266
174 MC Mixed 227 253
33.7% 225 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 81.5
SC Float 94.4
SC Mixed 94.2
72% 90 Pts
QC Int 234
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 252
57% 250 Pts
MC Int 235
MC Float 268
MC Mixed 258
38% 253 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.2
SC Float 97.5
SC Mixed 94.5
76% 95.1 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 263
QC Mixed 252
57% 250 Pts
MC Int 234
MC Float 268
MC Mixed 255
38% 252 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.6
SC Float 94.4
SC Mixed 92.9
74% 92.6 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 263
QC Mixed 252
56% 250 Pts
MC Int 234
MC Float 266
MC Mixed 253
38% 251 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.1
SC Float 96.9
SC Mixed 95
76% 95 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 247
56% 249 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 267
MC Mixed 257
38% 251 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.4
SC Float 94.1
SC Mixed 92.8
74% 92.4 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 251
56% 250 Pts
MC Int 231
MC Float 265
MC Mixed 252
37% 249 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.5
SC Float 89.6
SC Mixed 86.8
70% 87.3 Pts
QC Int 222
QC Float 255
QC Mixed 240
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 223
MC Float 250
MC Mixed 238
35% 237 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.4
SC Float 85.9
SC Mixed 81.5
67% 83.9 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 222
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 211
MC Float 236
MC Mixed 208
33% 218 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 30.9
SC Float 36.8
SC Mixed 55.5
33% 41.1 Pts
QC Int 221
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 236
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 255
MC Mixed 238
36% 237 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.7
SC Float 70.2
SC Mixed 63.2
53% 65.7 Pts
QC Int 145
QC Float 164
QC Mixed 167
36% 159 Pts
MC Int 165
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 187
27% 179 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,412,876 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6500U Builds (Compare 2,714 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Dell Inspiron 5559

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $87

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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

Added n/a ago.

Terrible

1 month ago.

VERY BAD (FIFA 2017)


Good

6 months ago.

It works pretty well on my pc.


Excellent

6 days ago.

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


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