Average Bench: 54.8% (625th of 1316)

Based on 96,143 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , 1FABFBFF000406E3, 0FABFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 54.8% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6500U averaged 45.1% 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 78.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6500U is 20.1%. 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 212Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 211Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 96,143 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.7 Memory 73.8 86.6
43.1 1-Core 78.7 93.6
87.2 2-Core 140 168
59.6% 97.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
128 4-Core 209 245
138 8-Core 211 246
28.7% 210 Pts
Min Avg Max
137 64-Core 212 247
14.2% 212 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 87.3
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 165
70% 115 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 245
33% 244 Pts
64-Core 248
17% 248 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.5
1-Core 87.8
2-Core 171
66% 111 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 244
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 246
16% 246 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.5
1-Core 83
2-Core 157
62% 104 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 244
33% 245 Pts
64-Core 246
16% 246 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 82.1
2-Core 181
65% 112 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 247
33% 245 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 58.1
2-Core 165
58% 99 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 212
31% 224 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 82
2-Core 142
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 196
27% 195 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.5
1-Core 82.4
2-Core 142
61% 99.4 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 224
27% 204 Pts
64-Core 223
15% 223 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 67
1-Core 71.1
2-Core 123
54% 87 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 196
27% 196 Pts
64-Core 198
13% 198 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.9
1-Core 66.3
2-Core 120
51% 83.5 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 191
22% 169 Pts
64-Core 198
13% 198 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,128,449 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6500U Builds (Compare 3,932 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: 17% - Very poor Total price: $35

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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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Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

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


Poor

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.


Excellent

3 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

2 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

13 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

21 months ago.

Ivy bridge. Also good performance and good value


Terrible

2 years ago.

Always lag cos only got 2 cores


Terrible

4 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Good laptop CPU


Good

12 months ago.

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


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