Average Bench: 55.5% (567th of 1264)

Based on 83,747 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , 1FABFBFF000406E3, 0FABFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 55.5% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6500U averaged 44.4% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 75.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 79.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6500U is just 19.6%. 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 215Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 214Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 83,747 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.3 Memory 75.1 87.7
46.9 1-Core 79.1 94.2
87.1 2-Core 141 170
60.2% 98.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
120 4-Core 209 246
150 8-Core 214 246
28.8% 212 Pts
Min Avg Max
154 64-Core 215 249
14.4% 215 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 84
1-Core 79.5
2-Core 132
62% 98.4 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 239
33% 242 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.6
1-Core 88.1
2-Core 159
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 247
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.6
1-Core 91
2-Core 157
65% 108 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 233
33% 238 Pts
64-Core 246
16% 246 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 63.5
2-Core 108
54% 83.6 Pts
4-Core 142
8-Core 139
19% 141 Pts
64-Core 134
9% 134 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.1
1-Core 89.2
2-Core 94.2
57% 85.8 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 187
19% 150 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 55.1
1-Core 53.8
2-Core 92.8
42% 67.2 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 197
24% 180 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,215,185 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6500U Builds (Compare 2,062 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5559

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $28

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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

3 months ago.

Pretty good for a laptop CPU, could play Minecraft on a stable 150+ FPS even when using Integrated Graphics


Excellent

1 month ago.

Even without anything running and on a fresh linux install, it runs slow with 16G of RAM


Good

5 months ago.

It is not so good as it looks like. I have this one in my job and the performance is not good as I expected. I have i7 4500u on my personal laptop and it is much better.


Good

1 day ago.

it is usually very hot but it's still a great lpatop cpu


Good

26 days ago.

I am have this proccesator in my laptop i am really great with te proccesator is good but this have one problem this temperatures is amazing


Poor

4 months ago.

I have it an it is not Good as i expected


Good

3 years ago.

It works pretty well on my pc.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Ivy bridge. Also good performance and good value


Terrible

2 years ago.

Always lag cos only got 2 cores


Good

21 months ago.

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


Good

23 months ago.

Good laptop CPU


Good

2 months ago.

Worked great in my convertible laptop that was mostly used when I traveled and some everyday computing things.


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