Average Bench: 51.2% (712th of 1316)

Based on 3,182 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6560U CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 51.2% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6560U averaged 48.7% 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 67.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 78.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6560U is 26.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6560U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 210Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 207Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,182 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.9 Memory 67.1 83.6
40.9 1-Core 78.4 96.1
76.2 2-Core 139 172
57.1% 94.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
97.5 4-Core 206 250
107 8-Core 207 251
28.1% 206 Pts
Min Avg Max
123 64-Core 210 253
14.1% 210 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 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 94
1-Core 82.2
2-Core 138
67% 105 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 166
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 209
14% 209 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.2
1-Core 79.9
2-Core 143
59% 98.1 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 238
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 65
1-Core 49
2-Core 120
47% 77.9 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 194
24% 180 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.8
1-Core 27.1
2-Core 54.5
34% 48.1 Pts
4-Core 79.8
8-Core 114
12% 97.1 Pts
64-Core 41.5
3% 41.5 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 19.1
1-Core 5.6
2-Core 9.5
9% 11.4 Pts
4-Core 12.3
8-Core 14.4
2% 13.4 Pts
64-Core 13.9
1% 13.9 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,570,576 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6560U Builds (Compare 1,145 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6560U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi7-6560U
# 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 PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.2 GHz
Max TDP15 W
Product BriefLink

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® Iris™ Graphics 540
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 Size42x24x1.3
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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