Intel Core i7-6600U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-6600U

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-6600U 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 3.40 GHz and a locked multiplier.

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

It provides poor benchmark performance at 10.14 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Core i7-6600U 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
 

Technical specs

Core i7-6600U's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-6600U's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
3.4 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
4 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Die size
99 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
1750 Million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-6600U 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
 
Socket
FCBGA1356
 
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-6600U. 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
+
 
TSX
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
SIPP
+
 
Smart Response
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-6600U 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 i7-6600U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-6600U.
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
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-6600U.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1050 MHz)
 
Max video memory
32 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-6600U's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
DVI
+
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-6600U'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 i7-6600U's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-6600U's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-6600U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

10.14

3DMark06 CPU

4334

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

5298

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

11320

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.61

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

3.6

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

141

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

321

WinRAR 4.0

2450

x264 encoding pass 1

109

x264 encoding pass 2

20

TrueCrypt AES

1.9

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

3222

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

6693

Passmark

4803

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

3170

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-6600U is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-6600U performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-6600U from AMD is Turion 64 X2 TL-66, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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