Average Bench: 56.2% (548th of 1241)

Based on 74,901 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406E3, , 1FABFBFF000406E3, 0FABFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 41%Average: 56.2% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6500U averaged 43.8% 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 77Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 78.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6500U is 23.5%. 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 213Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 212Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 74,901 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.2 Memory 77 89
48 1-Core 78.7 94.1
80.6 2-Core 140 170
60.7% 98.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
112 4-Core 206 245
135 8-Core 212 246
28.5% 209 Pts
Min Avg Max
145 64-Core 213 248
14.3% 213 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 89.1
1-Core 93.8
2-Core 135
68% 106 Pts
4-Core 244
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 83
1-Core 95.3
2-Core 161
69% 113 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 250
35% 252 Pts
64-Core 254
17% 254 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 79.1
2-Core 150
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 234
32% 232 Pts
64-Core 232
16% 232 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.3
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 167
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 239
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 90.6
2-Core 163
68% 112 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 221
31% 223 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 81.5
2-Core 153
62% 103 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 213
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 77.6
2-Core 146
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 197
25% 184 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 26.3
1-Core 30.3
2-Core 58.1
23% 38.2 Pts
4-Core 119
8-Core 117
16% 118 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,736,021 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6500U Builds (Compare 8,072 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Dell Inspiron 5559

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - 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

Added n/a ago.

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.


Terrible

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

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

23 days ago.

I have it an it is not Good as i expected


Good

2 years ago.

It works pretty well on my pc.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Ivy bridge. Also good performance and good value


Terrible

22 months ago.

Always lag cos only got 2 cores


Good

18 months ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.

Good laptop CPU


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