Intel Core i7-6500U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-6500U

Summary

Intel started Core i7-6500U sales 1 September 2015 at a recommended price of $393. This is Skylake architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.10 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCBGA1356 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt. It supports DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 13.92 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core i7-6500U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Achitecture codename
Skylake
 
Release date
1 September 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$393
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-6500U's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-6500U's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
4 MB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7
Die size
99 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-6500U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
FCBGA1356
 
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
of 1055 (Core i9-10900KF)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-6500U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
My WiFi
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
Smart Response
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-6500U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
MPX
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-6500U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-6500U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-6500U.
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
Max video memory
32 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-6500U's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
DVI
+
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-6500U's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-6500U's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-6500U's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-6500U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

13.92

3DMark06 CPU

4231

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

4886

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

10844

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.46

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

3.5

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

128

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

316

WinRAR 4.0

2482

x264 encoding pass 1

105

x264 encoding pass 2

20

TrueCrypt AES

1.8

Geekbench 2

7572

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

2998

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

6489

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

3872

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

7303

Passmark

4430

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

2830

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-6500U is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-6500U performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-6500U from AMD is A8-3520M, which is faster by 2% and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

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