Intel Core i7-6500U - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-6500U has 2 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 6. gen of the Intel Core i7 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the BGA 1356 socket and was released in Q3/2015.
Intel Core i7-6500U
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i7-6500U
Family: Intel Core i7
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000U
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 6
Predecessor: Intel Core i7-5500U
Successor: Intel Core i7-7500U
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): 2.80 GHz
Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics
GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 520
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.05 GHz
Execution units: 24
Shader: 192
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q3/2015
Hardware codec supportHardware codec support
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM
DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM
LPDDR3-1866
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 12
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Architecture: Skylake U
Technology: 14 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: BGA 1356
Release date: Q3/2015
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-6500U have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
811
Intel Core i5-6500T Intel Core i5-6500T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
809
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
806
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
801
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
797
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
797
Intel Core i7-5820K Intel Core i7-5820K
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
795
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i5-2400 Intel Core i5-2400
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1965
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1927
Intel Core i5-7360U Intel Core i5-7360U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1866
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1858
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9700 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9700
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1858
AMD A10-9700 AMD A10-9700
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1844
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1834
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-3770K Intel Core i7-3770K
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
286
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
284
Intel Xeon Silver 4116 Intel Xeon Silver 4116
12C 24T @ 2.10 GHz
284
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
282
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
282
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
282
Intel Core i5-5300U Intel Core i5-5300U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
280
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
706
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
706
Intel Core i5-760 Intel Core i5-760
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
705
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
699
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
693
Intel Core i7-7600U Intel Core i7-7600U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
690
Intel Celeron J4125 Intel Celeron J4125
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
675
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-4330M Intel Core i5-4330M
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
134
Intel Pentium G3450 Intel Pentium G3450
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
133
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4
14C 28T @ 2.00 GHz
133
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
132
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
132
Intel Core i5-8210Y Intel Core i5-8210Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
132
Intel Core i3-8100T Intel Core i3-8100T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
132
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Phenom II X4 945 AMD Phenom II X4 945
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
304
AMD Phenom II X4 B95 AMD Phenom II X4 B95
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
304
AMD A10-9700 AMD A10-9700
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
303
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
302
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
302
AMD Phenom II X4 940 AMD Phenom II X4 940
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
302
AMD A8-3870K AMD A8-3870K
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
302
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
800
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
799
Intel Core i7-7500U Intel Core i7-7500U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
799
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
797
MediaTek Dimensity 1000 MediaTek Dimensity 1000
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
796
Intel Core i7-4710MQ Intel Core i7-4710MQ
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
795
Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
794
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i7-6660U Intel Core i7-6660U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1806
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1799
Intel Core i5-4460T Intel Core i5-4460T
4C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
1796
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1795
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1783
Intel Core i3-10100Y Intel Core i3-10100Y
2C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
1768
Intel Celeron N5100 Intel Celeron N5100
4C 4T @ 1.10 GHz
1767
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
1503
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1499
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1477
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1272
AMD A10-6800K AMD A10-6800K
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
1219
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1202
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1191
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



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 i7-5700HQ Intel Core i7-5700HQ
Intel HD Graphics 5600 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Pentium G4500 Intel Pentium G4500
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Pentium G4520 Intel Pentium G4520
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
Intel HD Graphics 520 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i5-10200H Intel Core i5-10200H
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i5-10500H Intel Core i5-10500H
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i3-9100TE Intel Core i3-9100TE
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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 i3-7167U Intel Core i3-7167U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
4396
AMD FX-4200 AMD FX-4200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
4395
AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
4361
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
4355
Intel Core i5-4308U Intel Core i5-4308U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
4355
AMD A8-7650K AMD A8-7650K
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
4340
Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
4340
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i7-6567U Intel Core i7-6567U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
971.9
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1017.8
Intel Pentium G4620 Intel Pentium G4620
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1080.6
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1156.4
Intel Core i7-7600U Intel Core i7-7600U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1167.3
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1179.4
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1232.5
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



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 i7-4610M Intel Core i7-4610M
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3300
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
3295
Intel Core i5-6500T Intel Core i5-6500T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
3289
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
3286
Intel Core i5-7Y57 Intel Core i5-7Y57
2C 4T @ 1.20 GHz
3278
Intel Pentium Gold G5500T Intel Pentium Gold G5500T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
3277
Intel Core i7-4870HQ Intel Core i7-4870HQ
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
3276
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
6485
Intel Core i7-5650U Intel Core i7-5650U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
6485
Intel Core i3-7167U Intel Core i3-7167U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
6482
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
6474
Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
6422
Intel Core i5-4340M Intel Core i5-4340M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
6420
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
6379
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1.51
Intel Core i5-4330M Intel Core i5-4330M
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1.51
Intel Core i7-7Y75 Intel Core i7-7Y75
2C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
1.51
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1.5
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
1.5
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 2300U
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
1.5
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1.5
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD A10-7870K AMD A10-7870K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
3.33
AMD A8-7670K AMD A8-7670K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3.33
AMD Athlon II X4 640 AMD Athlon II X4 640
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3.33
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
3.32
AMD A10-5800K AMD A10-5800K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3.32
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
3.31
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
3.31
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-6920HQ Intel Core i7-6920HQ
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
32.7
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
32.7
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
32.7
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
32.3
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
32.3
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
32.3
Intel Core i7-7Y75 Intel Core i7-7Y75
2C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
32.2
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



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