Intel Core i7-6650U vs. Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-6650U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
Intel Core i7 Family Intel Core2 Duo
Intel Core i 6000U CPU group Intel Core 2 Quad
6 Generation 2
Skylake U Architecture Yorkfield
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
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CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

2 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
2.20 GHz Frequency 2.50 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 2.50 GHz
2.80 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 2.50 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel Iris Graphics 540 GPU no iGPU
0.30 GHz GPU frequency
1.05 GHz GPU (Turbo)
9 GPU Generation
14 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
48 Execution units
384 Shader
32 GB Max. GPU Memory
12 DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM, DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM, LPDDR3-1866 Memory
32 GB Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 0
No ECC No
L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version
12 PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

15 W TDP (PL1) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
9.5 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

14 nm Technology 45 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE3
BGA 1356 Socket AM1
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-d
Yes AES-NI No
Q3/2015 Release date Q1/2008
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
178 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
693 (100%)
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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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
144 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
0 (0%)
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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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
300 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
0 (0%)
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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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
794 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
352 (44%)
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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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
1846 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
1093 (59%)
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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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
Intel Iris Graphics 540 @ 1.05 GHz
806 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
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0 (0%)
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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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
3589 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
1478 (41%)
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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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
6422 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
4983 (78%)
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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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
1.63 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
0 (0%)
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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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
3.3 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
4320 (100%)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4x 2.50 GHz (2.50 GHz)
3156 (73%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
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