Intel Core i7-5650U vs Intel Core i7-5600U

Intel Core i7-5650U

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The Intel Core i7-5650U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been launched in January 2015. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.2 - 3.2 GHz (2 Cores: 3.1 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 6000 GPU and a dual-channel LPDDR3-1866/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The Core i7 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i7-5600U, the i7-5650U features a lower CPU base clock, but integrates a somewhat faster GPU.

Architecture

Broadwell represents the "Tick" in Intel's Tick-Tock model, which means a shrink of its predecessor Haswell. The new 14 nm manufacturing process with three-dimensional FinFET transistors allows not only improvements in energy efficiency, but also a significantly smaller die size fit for more compact packages and devices.

Further advantages result from the revised microarchitecture of Broadwell. Due to its improved branch prediction, bigger buffer sizes (1500 instead of 1000 entries in the L2 TLB) and other tweaks, the performance per clock has been increased by more than 5 percent over its predecessor. There are also some new instruction set extensions designed for cryptographic applications.

Performance

Thanks to its improved architecture, the Core i7-5650U is about 5 - 20 percent faster than the slightly lower clocked Core i7-4650U (Haswell, 15 W) and matches the Core i5-4288U (Haswell, 28 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power even for demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 6000 offers 48 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. In addition, the GPU benefits from faster memory speeds up to LPDDR3-1866 (Haswell: DDR3-1600). We expect the HD Graphics 6000 to be significantly faster than the former HD Graphics 5000 (40 EUs), part of the Haswell generation. Nevertheless, demanding games as of 2015 should be playable only in low or medium settings.

Broadwell is the first Intel chip to fully support DirectX 11.2 as well as OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Video will output natively via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a. However, the new HDMI 2.0 standard is not officially supported.

Power Consumption

The i7-5650U is rated at a TDP of 15 W (cTDP Down: 9.5 W) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited even for small ultrabooks 11-inches and greater.

Intel Core i7-5600U

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The Intel Core i7-5600U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been launched in January 2015. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.6 - 3.2 GHz (2 Cores: 3.1 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 5500 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller. The Core i7 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i7-5650U, the i7-5600U features a higher CPU base clock, but integrates a somewhat slower GPU.

Architecture

Broadwell represents the "Tick" in Intel's Tick-Tock model, which means a shrink of its predecessor Haswell. The new 14 nm manufacturing process with three-dimensional FinFET transistors allows not only improvements in energy efficiency, but also a significantly smaller die size fit for more compact packages and devices.

Further advantages result from the revised microarchitecture of Broadwell. Due to its improved branch prediction, bigger buffer sizes (1500 instead of 1000 entries in the L2 TLB) and other tweaks, the performance per clock has been increased by more than 5 percent over its predecessor. There are also some new instruction set extensions designed for cryptographic applications.

Performance

Thanks to its improved architecture, the Core i7-5600U is about 5 - 20 percent faster than the slightly lower clocked Core i7-4600U (Haswell, 15 W) and matches the Core i5-4288U (Haswell, 28 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power even for demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 5500 offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 950 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. The HD Graphics 5500 beats the HD Graphics 4400 (20 EUs) as well as the HD Graphics 5000 (40 EUs), both part of the Haswell generation. Nevertheless, most games as of 2015 will be playable only in low settings.

Broadwell is the first Intel chip to fully support DirectX 11.2 as well as OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Video will output natively via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a. However, the new HDMI 2.0 standard is not supported.

Power Consumption

The i7-5600U is rated at a TDP of 15 W (7.5 W cTDP Down) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited even for small ultrabooks 11-inches and greater.

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: Core i7 Broadwell
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Intel Core i7-5750HQ compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
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» Intel Core i7-5650U2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5500U compare2.4 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5550U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5950HQ compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5850HQ compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5700HQ compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5750HQ compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5557U compare3.1 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-5600U2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5650U2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5500U compare2.4 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5550U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
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133 mm282 mm2
105 °C105 °C
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LPDDR3-1866/DDR3L-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIDDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 6000 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 950 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$426 U.S.$393 U.S.
Intel Core i7 5650UIntel Core i7 5600U

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
296 Points (7%)
min: 277     avg: 293     median: 297 (7%)     max: 302 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
112 Points (41%)
min: 121     avg: 129     median: 130 (48%)     max: 131 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.1 Points (6%)
min: 3.07     avg: 3.2     median: 3.3 (7%)     max: 3.31 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (47%)
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (48%)     max: 1.52 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4980 (44%)
min: 4894     avg: 4947     median: 4944 (44%)     max: 4998
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
10008 (17%)
min: 9564     avg: 10137     median: 10263 (17%)     max: 10435
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
12273 Points (12%)
min: 12836     avg: 13363     median: 13427 (13%)     max: 13756 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
6646 Points (50%)
min: 6462     avg: 6495     median: 6490 (49%)     max: 6543 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
517 s (6%)
min: 482.056     avg: 504     median: 491.1 (6%)     max: 534.255 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
15.9 s (3%)
min: 14.739     avg: 15.3     median: 15.5 (3%)     max: 15.661 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2513 (16%)
min: 2561     avg: 2640     median: 2639.5 (17%)     max: 2718
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
19 fps (9%)
min: 18     avg: 18.3     median: 18.3 (8%)     max: 18.72 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
107 fps (32%)
min: 96.31     avg: 99.5     median: 99 (29%)     max: 102.36 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.175     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.176 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
1.9 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3967 Points (22%)
min: 3824     avg: 3903     median: 3827 (21%)     max: 4058 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11 s (2%)
min: 11.903     avg: 12.2     median: 12.1 (3%)     max: 12.82 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
27 s (1%)
min: 27.534     avg: 27.8     median: 27.7 (1%)     max: 27.97 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
621 s (3%)
min: 617.465     avg: 627     median: 625.9 (3%)     max: 636.329 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
10620 Points (12%)
10902 Points (13%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
3800 Points (16%)
min: 3529     avg: 3882     median: 3792 (16%)     max: 4244 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
39175 Points (25%)
min: 31181     avg: 37825     median: 38359 (25%)     max: 41527 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 5600U +
36645 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 5600U +
44078 Points (46%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3631 Points (9%)
min: 3047     avg: 3345     median: 3393 (9%)     max: 3501 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
5189 Points (13%)
min: 4750     avg: 4937     median: 4956.5 (13%)     max: 5036 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 5600U +
5283 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 5600U +
5305 Points (48%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 5600U +
7329 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 5600U +
6567 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 5600U +
6452 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
6406 (11%)
min: 6002     avg: 6251     median: 6357 (11%)     max: 6395
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3053 (63%)
min: 2881     avg: 2977     median: 3004 (62%)     max: 3046
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 5600U +
min: 2074.3     avg: 2101     median: 2102.3 (4%)     max: 2126.4 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 5600U +
min: 86.2     avg: 106     median: 86.9 (1%)     max: 175.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 5600U +
min: 15536     avg: 15731     median: 15770.5 (27%)     max: 15845 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-5650U → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-5600U → 100% n=27

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