Average Bench: 55.6% (616th of 1335)

Based on 101,743 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , 1FABFBFF000406E3, 0FABFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 44%Average: 55.6% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6500U averaged 44.3% 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 73.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 80.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6500U is just 19%. 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 223Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 223Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 101,743 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.5 Memory 73.8 85.4
54.3 1-Core 80.5 92.7
102 2-Core 143 167
60.4% 99.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
146 4-Core 218 248
166 8-Core 223 249
30% 221 Pts
Min Avg Max
169 64-Core 223 250
15% 223 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 88.5
1-Core 85.7
2-Core 146
67% 107 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 237
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 87.5
2-Core 160
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 244
33% 243 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 135
62% 100 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 238
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 232
16% 232 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 164
66% 111 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 247
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 251
17% 251 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 146
63% 104 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 245
34% 248 Pts
64-Core 248
17% 248 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73
1-Core 76.3
2-Core 156
61% 102 Pts
4-Core 205
8-Core 207
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.3
1-Core 76.2
2-Core 126
56% 90.4 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 204
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 192
13% 192 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.9
1-Core 67.2
2-Core 137
55% 91.2 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 217
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 198
13% 198 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 101
54% 82.2 Pts
4-Core 151
8-Core 146
20% 149 Pts
64-Core 146
10% 146 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,674,534 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6500U Builds (Compare 4,825 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: $30

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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

5 months ago.

it use it as my daily driver and it is fantastic


Good

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 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

1 month 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.


Excellent

9 months 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

9 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

20 months ago.

I have it an it is not Good as i expected


Good

4 years ago.

It works pretty well on my pc.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Ivy bridge. Also good performance and good value


Good

5 months ago.

Always lag cos only got 2 cores


Terrible

11 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

Good laptop CPU


Good

19 months ago.

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


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