Intel Core i7-6600U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-6600U 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 i7-6600U

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i7-6600U. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i7-6600U.

Name: Intel Core i7-6600U
Family: Intel Core i7
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000U
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 6
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i7-6600U can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): 3.00 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-6600U has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

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 support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

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 memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM
DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM
LPDDR3-1866
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 12
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

TDP (PL1): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: 25 W
TDP down: 7.5 W
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i7-6600U as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1356
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Architecture: Skylake U
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: 393 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-6600U 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.


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 i5-3330S Intel Core i5-3330S
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
693
Intel Core i5-6260U Intel Core i5-6260U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
693
Intel Core i7-2820QM Intel Core i7-2820QM
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
693
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
692
Intel Core i5-2400 Intel Core i5-2400
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
691
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4110
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
690
Intel Core i7-3615QM Intel Core i7-3615QM
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
689
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 i5-4310M Intel Core i5-4310M
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1518
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1517
Intel Core i5-4210H Intel Core i5-4210H
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1517
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1513
MediaTek Helio P90 MediaTek Helio P90
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1512
AMD FX-9830P AMD FX-9830P
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1512
Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i5-7200U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1510
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 1100T AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
6C 6T @ 3.30 GHz
923
Intel Core i3-4130 Intel Core i3-4130
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
921
Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
912
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
898
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
6C 6T @ 3.20 GHz
895
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
4C 4T @ 2.66 GHz
894
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
4C 4T @ 2.66 GHz
891
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) 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 i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
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 i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
4671
Intel Core i7-4578U Intel Core i7-4578U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
4666
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
4664
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
4657
Intel Pentium Gold G5400T Intel Pentium Gold G5400T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
4631
AMD Phenom II X4 975 AMD Phenom II X4 975
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
4631
AMD FX-7600P AMD FX-7600P
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
4627
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark 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.

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
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1187
Intel Core i7-4500U Intel Core i7-4500U
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
1055
Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1037
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark 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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
145
Intel Core i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
145
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
145
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
144
Intel Core i7-4870HQ Intel Core i7-4870HQ
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
144
Intel Core i5-7260U Intel Core i5-7260U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
144
Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
144
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 840 AMD Phenom II X4 840
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
324
AMD Phenom II X4 840T AMD Phenom II X4 840T
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
324
AMD Phenom II X4 955 AMD Phenom II X4 955
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
324
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
323
Intel Pentium Gold G5400T Intel Pentium Gold G5400T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
323
Intel Core i5-4310M Intel Core i5-4310M
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
321
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
318
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) 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 i7-4770T Intel Core i7-4770T
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3618
Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3618
Intel Core i7-5700HQ Intel Core i7-5700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
3616
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3600
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3600
Intel Core i5-4690K Intel Core i5-4690K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
3597
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
3597
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 i3-7100H Intel Core i3-7100H
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
6945
Intel Core i3-4160T Intel Core i3-4160T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
6935
Intel Core i3-6100T Intel Core i3-6100T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
6928
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
6923
AMD Phenom II X4 980 AMD Phenom II X4 980
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
6919
Intel Core i3-4350 Intel Core i3-4350
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
6902
AMD FX-4350 AMD FX-4350
4C 4T @ 4.30 GHz
6820
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 i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1.65
Intel Core i7-5850HQ Intel Core i7-5850HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1.65
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
1.65
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1.64
Intel Core i3-8100T Intel Core i3-8100T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1.64
Intel Xeon Gold 5118 Intel Xeon Gold 5118
12C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
1.64
Intel Xeon Gold 5119T Intel Xeon Gold 5119T
14C 28T @ 3.20 GHz
1.64
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 A10-6800K AMD A10-6800K
4C 4T @ 4.40 GHz
3.58
AMD Phenom II X4 945 AMD Phenom II X4 945
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3.58
AMD Phenom II X4 B95 AMD Phenom II X4 B95
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3.58
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3.55
AMD Phenom II X4 940 AMD Phenom II X4 940
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3.55
AMD FX-4320 AMD FX-4320
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
3.55
Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3.54
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
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.05 GHz
32.7
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
Intel HD Graphics P530 @ 1.05 GHz
32.7
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5
Intel HD Graphics P530 @ 1.05 GHz
32.7
Intel Core i7-6600U Intel Core i7-6600U
Intel HD Graphics 520 @ 1.05 GHz
32.3
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
Intel HD Graphics 520 @ 1.05 GHz
32.3
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
Intel Iris Graphics 540 @ 1.05 GHz
32.3
Intel Core i7-7Y75 Intel Core i7-7Y75
Intel HD Graphics 615 @ 1.05 GHz
32.2
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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