Intel Core i7-6500U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-6500U is a 2 core processor. It can handle 4 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q3/2015. The Intel Core i7-6500U is based on the 6. generation of the Intel Core i7 series and requires a mainboard with the socket BGA 1356. The Intel Core i7-6500U scores 767 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 1,795 points.
Intel Core i7-6500U

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i7-6500U
Family: Intel Core i7 (298)
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000U (20)
Architecture: Skylake U
Technology: 14 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 6
Predecessor: Intel Core i7-5500U
Successor: Intel Core i7-7500U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 2 CPU cores of the Intel Core i7-6500U clock with 2.50 GHz (3.10 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

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

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

With the Intel HD Graphics 520, the Intel Core i7-6500U has an build in graphic solution. It has 24 SM processors, which have a total of 192 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 520
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.05 GHz
Compute units: 24
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2015
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

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 & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-6500U supports up to 32 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 34.1 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-2133
34.1 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 12
PCIe Bandwidth: 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i7-6500U has a TDP of 15 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-6500U has a 4.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1356
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q3/2015
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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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 @ 3.70 GHz
811
Intel Core i5-6500T Intel Core i5-6500T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
809
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
806
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
801
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
797
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
797
Intel Core i7-5820K Intel Core i7-5820K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
795

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 i5-2400S Intel Core i5-2400S
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1965
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1927
Intel Core i5-7360U Intel Core i5-7360U
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1866
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.80 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 @ 2.60 GHz
1834

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 i7-2600S Intel Core i7-2600S
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
768
Intel Pentium G4560T Intel Pentium G4560T
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
768
MediaTek Dimensity 920 MediaTek Dimensity 920
8C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
768
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
767
Intel Core i7-6498DU Intel Core i7-6498DU
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
767
Intel Xeon D-1531 Intel Xeon D-1531
6C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
766
Intel Core i3-7100H Intel Core i3-7100H
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
765

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 Celeron J6412 Intel Celeron J6412
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1798
Intel Core i5-4460T Intel Core i5-4460T
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1796
Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1796
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1795
Intel Core i5-4330M Intel Core i5-4330M
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1794
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
1789
MediaTek Dimensity 810 MediaTek Dimensity 810
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1788

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1073
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4110
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
1072
Intel Core i3-4150 Intel Core i3-4150
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1071
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1070
Intel Core i7-6498DU Intel Core i7-6498DU
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1070
Intel Core i5-7400T Intel Core i5-7400T
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1069
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
1069

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i7-2600S Intel Core i7-2600S
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2139
AMD EPYC 7281 AMD EPYC 7281
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
2136
Intel Xeon X3440 Intel Xeon X3440
4C 8T @ 2.53 GHz
2136
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
2132
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2132
Intel Core i5-3570S Intel Core i5-3570S
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2131
Intel Core i7-960 Intel Core i7-960
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
2130

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 @ 3.90 GHz
286
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
284
Intel Xeon Silver 4116 Intel Xeon Silver 4116
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
284
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
282
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
282
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
282
Intel Core i5-5300U Intel Core i5-5300U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
280

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 @ 3.10 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 @ 2.80 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 @ 3.90 GHz
690
Intel Celeron J4125 Intel Celeron J4125
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
675

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

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.
AMD Athlon Gold 3150C AMD Athlon Gold 3150C
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
3293
MediaTek Helio G90T MediaTek Helio G90T
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
3289
AMD A6-3670K AMD A6-3670K
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
3288
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
3278
AMD A10-5757M AMD A10-5757M
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
3278
AMD A10-5750M AMD A10-5750M
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
3278
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
3276

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 i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1017.8
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ3 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ3
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1057
Intel Pentium G4620 Intel Pentium G4620
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1080.6
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1156.4
Intel Core i7-7600U Intel Core i7-7600U
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1167.3
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1179.4
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1232.5

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
291
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
287
Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
286
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
282
Intel Core i3-3220 Intel Core i3-3220
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
279
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
272
Intel Xeon E5450 Intel Xeon E5450
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
271

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
848
Intel Core i3-3240 Intel Core i3-3240
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
835
Intel Core i7-3520M Intel Core i7-3520M
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
835
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
834
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
832
Intel Core i5-4210M Intel Core i5-4210M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
831
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
827

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 @ 3.50 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 @ 3.20 GHz
133
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
132
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
132
Intel Core i5-8210Y Intel Core i5-8210Y
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
132
Intel Core i3-8100T Intel Core i3-8100T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
132

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 @ 2.80 GHz
302
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.70 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

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