Average Bench: 44.5% (432nd of 1206)

Based on 61,452 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , 1FABFBFF000406E3, 0FABFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 44.5% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6500U averaged 55.4% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 79.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 142Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6500U is 23.2%. 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 61,452 samples)
Min Avg Max
47 1-Core 79.9 94.2
82.2 2-Core 142 170
53.2% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
130 4-Core 214 247
136 8-Core 217 247
29.4% 216 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 64-Core 218 249
14.6% 218 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 94.9
2-Core 170
63% 132 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 245
33% 244 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.9
2-Core 138
57% 116 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 231
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 155
57% 120 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 221
32% 229 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.9
2-Core 161
62% 128 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 224
28% 210 Pts
64-Core 251
17% 251 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.3
2-Core 136
52% 107 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 187
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 59.2
2-Core 137
45% 97.9 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 213
26% 195 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.3
2-Core 95.8
34% 72.6 Pts
4-Core 65.9
8-Core 122
12% 94.1 Pts
64-Core 150
10% 150 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,129,548 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6500U Builds (Compare 7,035 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5559

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $85

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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

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 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


Good

2 years ago.

It works pretty well on my pc.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Ivy bridge. Also good performance and good value


Terrible

18 months ago.

Always lag cos only got 2 cores


Good

14 months ago.

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


Good

15 months ago.

Good laptop CPU


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