Average Bench: 55% (658th of 1358)

Based on 107,672 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , 1FABFBFF000406E3, 0FABFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 41%Average: 55% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6500U averaged 45.0% 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 73.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 78.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6500U is 21.3%. 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 218Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 217Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 107,672 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.4 Memory 73.2 85.9
49.8 1-Core 78.8 92.1
86.6 2-Core 139 166
59.3% 97 Pts
Min Avg Max
132 4-Core 214 247
153 8-Core 217 247
29.4% 216 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 64-Core 218 248
14.6% 218 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 83
1-Core 88.2
2-Core 144
65% 105 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 221
32% 228 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 97.1
54% 81.7 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 174
28% 196 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.1
1-Core 68.1
2-Core 149
57% 96.1 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 243
33% 244 Pts
64-Core 239
16% 239 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.1
1-Core 85.7
2-Core 156
60% 103 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 220
32% 232 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 62.6
2-Core 89.2
48% 73.6 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 189
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 14.3
1-Core 8.3
2-Core 16.1
9% 12.9 Pts
4-Core 18.7
8-Core 24.6
3% 21.7 Pts
64-Core 29.3
2% 29.3 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 3.56
1-Core 5.4
2-Core 10.5
4% 6.49 Pts
4-Core 21.1
8-Core 22.4
3% 21.8 Pts
64-Core 20.9
1% 20.9 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,507,917 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6500U Builds (Compare 5,509 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: 27% - Poor Total price: $22

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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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Poor

2 months ago.

it use it as my daily driver and it is fantastic


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

I use it as my daily driver and it is amazing. There is no lag and it is quick. I use a dell inspiron


Good

8 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.


Poor

1 month ago.

This is still a respectable processor today, despite starting to show its age. I use it together with a 950m (Gddr5 Version 4gb vram) and I am able to play cpu intensive games (Like Gta V or Cemu) at very good fps in fullhd


Good

16 months 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

2 years ago.

I have it an it is not Good as i expected


Good

2 months ago.

It works pretty well on my pc.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Ivy bridge. Also good performance and good value


Good

3 months ago.

Always lag cos only got 2 cores


Terrible

18 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

Good laptop CPU


Good

2 years ago.

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


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