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Intel Core i7-6560U vs Intel Core i7-6500U vs Intel Core i7-6567U

Intel Core i7-6560U

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The Intel Core i7-6560U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Skylake architecture and has been launched in September 2015. The CPU can be found in ultrabooks as well as normal notebooks.. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.2 - 3.2 GHz (2 cores: max. 3.1 GHz), the chip also integrates an Iris Graphics 540 GPU with 64 MB of dedicated eDRAM memory and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The SoC is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Skylake replaces both Haswell and Broadwell and brings the same microarchitecture in every TDP class from 4.5 to 45 W. The extensive improvements of the Skylake design include increased out-of-order buffers, optimized prefetching and branch prediction as well as additional performance gains through Hyper-Threading. Overall, however, performance per clock has been increased by only 5 to 10 percent (compared to Haswell) respectively under 5 percent (compard to Broadwell), which is quite modest for a new architecture ("Tock").

Furthermore, the organisation of the eDRAM cache has been modified. Instead of acting like a victim cache, which has to be adressed via the L3/LLC, the eDRAM can now be adressed directly by programms just like the main memory. The size is still 128 MB for the quad-core models (4C + GT4e), while the dual-core chips (2C + GT3e) only offer 64 MB.

Performance

According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the Core i7-6560U should perform similar to a Core i5-4300M (Haswell, 37 W) and slightly beat the Core i7-5600U (Broadwell, 15 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called Iris Graphics 540 represents the "GT3e" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 48 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 1050 MHz and offer (thanks to the fast eDRAM cache) a performance sligthly above a dedicated GeForce 920M. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low or medium settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the Iris Graphics 540.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 15 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for small notebooks and ultrabooks (11-inches and above). Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 9.5 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance and allowing even more compact designs.

Intel Core i7-6500U

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The Intel Core i7-6500U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Skylake architecture and has been launched in September 2015. The CPU can be found in ultrabooks as well as normal notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.5 - 3.1 GHz (2 cores: max. 3.0 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 520 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The SoC is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Skylake replaces both Haswell and Broadwell and brings the same microarchitecture in every TDP class from 4.5 to 45 W. The extensive improvements of the Skylake design include increased out-of-order buffers, optimized prefetching and branch prediction as well as additional performance gains through Hyper-Threading. Overall, however, performance per clock has been increased by only 5 to 10 percent (compared to Haswell) respectively under 5 percent (compard to Broadwell), which is quite modest for a new architecture ("Tock").

Performance

According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the Core i7-6500U should perform similar to a Core i5-4300M (Haswell, 37 W) or a Core i7-5600U (Broadwell, 15 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 520 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 1050 MHz and offer a performance somewhere in range of a dedicated GeForce 820M. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics 520.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 15 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for small notebooks and ultrabooks (11-inches and above). Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 7.5 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance and allowing even more compact designs.

Intel Core i7-6567U

► remove from comparison Intel 6567U

The Intel Core i7-6567U is a dual-core SoC based on the Skylake architecture. In September 2015, it's the fastest CPU of the 28 W series, which can be found in medium-sized ultrabooks and notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 3.3 - 3.6 GHz (2 cores: max. 3.4 GHz), the chip also integrates an Iris Graphics 550 GPU with 64 MB of eDRAM memory as well as a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The SoC is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Skylake replaces both Haswell and Broadwell and brings the same microarchitecture in every TDP class from 4.5 to 45 W. The extensive improvements of the Skylake design include increased out-of-order buffers, optimized prefetching and branch prediction as well as additional performance gains through Hyper-Threading. Overall, however, performance per clock has been increased by only 5 to 10 percent (compared to Haswell) respectively under 5 percent (compard to Broadwell), which is quite modest for a new architecture ("Tock").

Furthermore, the organisation of the eDRAM cache has been modified. Instead of acting like a victim cache, which has to be adressed via the L3/LLC, the eDRAM can now be adressed directly by programms just like the main memory. The size is still 128 MB for the quad-core models (4C + GT4e), while the dual-core chips (2C + GT3e) only offer 64 MB.

Performance

According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the Core i7-6567U should perform slightly above the former Core i5-5350H (Broadwell) and is one of the fastest mobile dual-cores as of late 2015.

Even demanding applications and multitasking are handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called Iris Graphics 550 represents the "GT3e" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 48 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and offer (thanks to the fast eDRAM cache) a performance similar to a dedicated GeForce 930M. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low or medium settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the Iris Graphics 550.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 28 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for medium-sized notebooks (13-inches and above). Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 23 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance.

ModelIntel Core i7-6560UIntel Core i7-6500UIntel Core i7-6567U
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameSkylakeSkylakeSkylake
Series: Core i7 Skylake
Intel Core i7-6920HQ2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ2.8 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U3.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U2.6 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-6560U2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ2.8 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U3.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U2.6 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-6500U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ2.8 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-6567U3.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U2.6 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock2200 - 3200 MHz2500 - 3100 MHz3300 - 3600 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt15 Watt28 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketBGABGABGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 540 (300 - 1050 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1050 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 550 (300 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 6560UIntel Core i7 6500UIntel Core i7 6567U
Die Size99 mm2
$393 U.S.

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - 6567U
28.7 pt (32%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 6567U +
367 Points (42%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 6567U +
883 Points (4%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 303     avg: 311.7     median: 314 (3%)     max: 318 Points
min: 220     avg: 307.4     median: 316 (3%)     max: 330 Points
min: 355     avg: 359.5     median: 359.5 (4%)     max: 364 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 130     avg: 131.7     median: 132 (40%)     max: 133 Points
min: 84     avg: 124.3     median: 128 (39%)     max: 132 Points
min: 142     avg: 143.6     median: 143.6 (44%)     max: 145.2 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.5 Points (5%)
min: 2.44     avg: 3.4     median: 3.5 (5%)     max: 3.64 Points
min: 3.8     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (6%)     max: 4.02 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (5%)
min: 0.98     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.49 Points
min: 1.63     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (5%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5054 Points (41%)
min: 3295     avg: 4922     median: 4886 (40%)     max: 7350 Points
min: 5506     avg: 5549     median: 5549 (45%)     max: 5592 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
11205 Points (13%)
min: 7308     avg: 10403     median: 10844 (12%)     max: 11200 Points
min: 12259     avg: 12367     median: 12367 (14%)     max: 12475 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 6500U +
min: 9374     avg: 13463     median: 13885.5 (10%)     max: 14377 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 6500U +
min: 6209     avg: 6418     median: 6352.5 (35%)     max: 7220 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
482.9 s (6%)
min: 476     avg: 509     median: 517 (6%)     max: 540 s
min: 419.4     avg: 435.5     median: 435.5 (5%)     max: 451.6 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
14.6 s (3%)
min: 15     avg: 15.7     median: 15.7 (3%)     max: 16.53 s
min: 13.33     avg: 13.9     median: 13.9 (3%)     max: 14.4 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 6500U +
min: 2355     avg: 2550     median: 2482 (14%)     max: 2813 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
100%
1 6560U +
8885 MIPS (5%)
111%
1 6567U +
9819 MIPS (6%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
100%
1 6560U +
3396 MIPS (41%)
110%
1 6567U +
3733 MIPS (45%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
20.3 fps (7%)
min: 18.13     avg: 20.1     median: 20.4 (7%)     max: 21 fps
24.1 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
110 fps (26%)
min: 99.5     avg: 105.5     median: 105 (25%)     max: 110.7 fps
128.8 fps (30%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
100%
1 6560U +
2.5 fps (5%)
127%
1 6567U +
3.2 fps (7%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.181     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.191 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.262     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.322 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
min: 1.8     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 1.9 GB/s
1.9 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
100%
1 6567U +
2451 Seconds (33%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 6560U +
1505 Seconds (11%)
102%
1 6567U +
1244 Seconds (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 6500U +
min: 3214     avg: 4112     median: 4231 (9%)     max: 4283 Points
113%
1 6567U +
4800 Points (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.8 s (3%)
min: 12     avg: 12.4     median: 12.2 (3%)     max: 13.2 s
11 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
26.8 s (1%)
min: 27     avg: 28.1     median: 28 (1%)     max: 29.7 s
25.1 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
618 s (3%)
min: 615     avg: 653     median: 653.5 (3%)     max: 690 s
585 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 6500U +
min: 8291     avg: 11139     median: 11639 (11%)     max: 11851 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4255     avg: 4408     median: 4399 (12%)     max: 4570 Points
min: 3079     avg: 4223     median: 4243.5 (12%)     max: 5008 Points
5251 Points (14%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 36243     avg: 39493     median: 40569 (26%)     max: 41667 Points
min: 22594     avg: 35503     median: 36182 (23%)     max: 41441 Points
47495 Points (31%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
36774 Points (30%)
min: 22961     avg: 35023     median: 35351 (29%)     max: 40997 Points
47567 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
44124 Points (37%)
min: 25957     avg: 37163     median: 38156 (32%)     max: 43183 Points
min: 46247     avg: 48811     median: 48810.5 (41%)     max: 51374 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3351     avg: 3413     median: 3379 (9%)     max: 3509 Points
min: 1843     avg: 3309     median: 3415 (9%)     max: 3595 Points
min: 3985     avg: 3993     median: 3993 (10%)     max: 4001 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 5007     avg: 5036     median: 5035.5 (9%)     max: 5064 Points
min: 2990     avg: 4778     median: 4905 (9%)     max: 5069 Points
min: 5773     avg: 5792     median: 5791.5 (11%)     max: 5810 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 6500U +
min: 1205     avg: 1685     median: 1837.5 (9%)     max: 1861 Points
113%
1 6567U +
2078 Points (10%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6567U +
970 Points (42%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6567U +
2117 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6560U +
3903 Points (40%)
104%
1 6567U +
4051 Points (42%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6560U +
7776 Points (9%)
106%
1 6567U +
8271 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6500U +
min: 3350     avg: 3709     median: 3872 (60%)     max: 3906 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6500U +
min: 6721     avg: 7191     median: 7303 (18%)     max: 7550 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6500U +
min: 6092     avg: 6472     median: 6488.5 (12%)     max: 6904 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6500U +
min: 2800     avg: 3012     median: 2997.5 (59%)     max: 3278 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6500U +
min: 6403     avg: 6728     median: 6728 (11%)     max: 7053 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6500U +
min: 2902     avg: 3146     median: 3145.5 (51%)     max: 3389 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 6500U +
7572 Points (20%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 6500U +
min: 1081     avg: 1230     median: 1133 (1%)     max: 2127 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 6500U +
min: 80.2     avg: 88.3     median: 85.9 (1%)     max: 110.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 6500U +
min: 15973     avg: 30117     median: 31016 (32%)     max: 33275 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
100%
1 6567U +
109.3 Points (34%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
100%
1 6567U +
723 Points (28%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6560U → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6500U → 97% n=22

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6567U → 110% n=22

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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