Intel Core i7-5500U vs. Intel Core i7-6650U

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-5500U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-6650U
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-6650U
Intel Core i7 Family Intel Core i7
Intel Core i 5000U CPU group Intel Core i 6000U
5 Generation 6
Broadwell U Architecture Skylake U
Mobile Segment Mobile
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-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

2 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
2.40 GHz Frequency 2.20 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 3.40 GHz
2.90 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 2.80 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU Intel Iris Graphics 540
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
0.95 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.05 GHz
8 GPU Generation 9
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Execution units 48
192 Shader 384
16 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
11.2 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM, DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM, LPDDR3-1866
Max. Memory 32 GB
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 12

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

15 W TDP (PL1) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 9.5 W
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

14 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
BGA 1168 Socket BGA 1356
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2015 Release date Q3/2015
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
123 (85%)
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Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
144 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
307 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
300 (98%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
643 (81%)
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Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
794 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
1374 (74%)
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Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
1846 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
Intel HD Graphics 5500 @ 0.95 GHz
365 (45%)
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Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
Intel Iris Graphics 540 @ 1.05 GHz
806 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
2994 (83%)
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Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
3589 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
6067 (94%)
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Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
6422 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
1.43 (88%)
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Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
1.63 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
3.31 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
3.3 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
33.3 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
4060 (94%)
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Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
4320 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-6650U
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