Average Bench: 45.6% (912th of 1439)

Based on 102,213 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , 1FABFBFF000406E3, 0FABFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 21%Average: 45.6% Great: 57%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6500U averaged 54.3% 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 62.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 66.8Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6500U is 36.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6500U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 178Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 178Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 102,213 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.9 Memory 62.3 80.6
35.9 1-Core 66.8 83
65.5 2-Core 119 148
49.5% 82.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
100 4-Core 167 212
111 8-Core 178 218
22.8% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
110 64-Core 178 220
11% 178 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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 75.2
1-Core 86.6
2-Core 172
64% 111 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 241
32% 240 Pts
64-Core 231
14% 231 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.7
1-Core 79.1
2-Core 128
59% 95.8 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 196
26% 196 Pts
64-Core 198
12% 198 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.8
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 163
62% 108 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 244
32% 240 Pts
64-Core 209
13% 209 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.1
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 134
54% 90.9 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 226
30% 223 Pts
64-Core 225
14% 225 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.7
1-Core 89
2-Core 135
58% 97.3 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 199
27% 199 Pts
64-Core 199
12% 199 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 61.8
1-Core 79.7
2-Core 145
55% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 229
30% 228 Pts
64-Core 228
14% 228 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.8
1-Core 76.1
2-Core 134
55% 92.2 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 214
26% 203 Pts
64-Core 206
13% 206 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.4
1-Core 85.9
2-Core 142
57% 97.6 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 197
26% 195 Pts
64-Core 201
12% 201 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,346,636 CPUs tested

Typical Core i7-6500U Builds (Compare 2,442 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5559

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - 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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Poor

21 months ago.

it use it as my daily driver and it is fantastic


Good

22 months ago.

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


Good

2 years 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

20 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


Poor

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

3 years ago.

I have it an it is not Good as i expected


Excellent

16 months ago.

It works pretty well on my pc.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Ivy bridge. Also good performance and good value


Poor

3 months ago.

Always lag cos only got 2 cores


Terrible

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

i game on it and i gives decent performance for a dual core processor


Good

5 years ago.

Good laptop CPU


Good

3 years ago.

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


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