Average Bench: 50.1% (278th of 1059)

Based on 1,513 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6650U CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 50.1% Great: 59%
Gaming 50%
Desktop 56%
Workstation 30%

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6650U averaged 49.8% 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 89Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6650U is 26%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6650U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 237Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 250Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,513 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.3 SC Int 83.4 102
44.4 SC Float 89 107
43.9 SC Mixed 86.8 104
69.1% 86.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 QC Int 214 249
152 QC Float 245 283
147 QC Mixed 231 268
52.1% 230 Pts
Min Avg Max
146 MC Int 218 250
171 MC Float 250 284
159 MC Mixed 237 272
35.1% 235 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 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.7
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 242
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 254
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 281
MC Mixed 261
39% 260 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 92.4
76% 95.1 Pts
QC Int 226
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 258
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 234
MC Float 277
MC Mixed 259
38% 257 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.2
SC Float 98.7
SC Mixed 91.2
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 246
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 221
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 250
37% 248 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 56.2
SC Float 60.2
SC Mixed 57.9
46% 58.1 Pts
QC Int 183
QC Float 193
QC Mixed 225
45% 200 Pts
MC Int 205
MC Float 233
MC Mixed 228
33% 222 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.5
SC Float 69.9
SC Mixed 67.9
54% 68.1 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 191
QC Mixed 181
41% 181 Pts
MC Int 171
MC Float 195
MC Mixed 186
28% 184 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,963,408 CPUs tested.

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Gaming 15%
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Desktop 51%
Workstation 19%

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6650U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi7-6650U
# 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$415.00
Clock Speed2.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 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 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


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 TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
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 TechYes


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