Average Bench: 55.4% (577th of 1276)

Based on 86,949 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , 1FABFBFF000406E3, 0FABFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 55.4% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6500U averaged 44.6% 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 74.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 80.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6500U is 20.5%. 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 217Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 216Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 86,949 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.9 Memory 74.3 86.5
51.4 1-Core 80.9 94.2
94.7 2-Core 143 171
60.6% 99.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
132 4-Core 212 246
145 8-Core 216 246
29.2% 214 Pts
Min Avg Max
153 64-Core 217 249
14.6% 217 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 81.6
1-Core 86.9
2-Core 177
68% 115 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 246
34% 246 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 79.8
2-Core 152
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 218
30% 220 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.4
1-Core 91
2-Core 154
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 241
32% 239 Pts
64-Core 241
16% 241 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.4
1-Core 54
2-Core 114
50% 79.4 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 227
31% 228 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 128
60% 94.4 Pts
4-Core 145
8-Core 168
21% 157 Pts
64-Core 187
12% 187 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.4
1-Core 64.1
2-Core 125
52% 85.2 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 221
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 218
15% 218 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.8
1-Core 79
2-Core 138
56% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 226
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 182
12% 182 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,638,174 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6500U Builds (Compare 2,967 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% - Very poor Total price: $32

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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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Average

12 days ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

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


Poor

7 days 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.


Good

17 hrs 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

4 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

8 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

16 months ago.

Ivy bridge. Also good performance and good value


Terrible

2 years ago.

Always lag cos only got 2 cores


Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Good laptop CPU


Good

6 months ago.

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


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