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Intel Core i7-6560U vs Intel Core i7-6567U vs Intel Core i7-6770HQ

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 i7-6567U

► 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.

Intel Core i7-6770HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 6770HQ

The Intel Core i7-6770HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Skylake architecture and was introduced in the beginning of 2016. Besides four CPU cores including Hyperthreading, which are clocked between 2.6-3.5 GHz (probable Turbo steps: 4 cores: up to 3.1 GHz, 2 cores: up to 3.3 GHz), the processor also includes a very fast graphics unit. The Iris Pro Graphics 580 (GT4e) has 72 EUs as well as 128 MB eDRAM cache, which can also be used by the CPU cores. It is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Contrary to other models like the Core i7-6700HQ, the i7-6770HQ does have a much faster GPU.

Architecture

Intel uses Skylake to replace both Broadwell as well as Haswell and therefore uses one core design for all TDP classes between 4.5-45 Watts. Several improvements of the Skylake architecture include bigger Out-to-Order-Buffer, optimizations for pre-fetching as well as bigger gains by Hyperthreading. However, the changes are small for a "Tock" – a new micro architecture – in general, so the per-MHz performance is only between 5-10 % (compared to Haswell) or less than 5 % higher (compared to Broadwell), respectively.

The i7-6770HQ also benefits from the additional eDRAM cache in some cases, which can accelerate memory-heavy applications in particular.

Performance

Thanks to the additional eDRAM cache, the i7-6770HQ should even compete with the similarly clocked i7-6700HQ and is therefore one of the fastest notebook processors in the beginning of 2016. Even the most demanding applications and excessive multi-tasking are no problem for the high-end CPU.

Graphics

The integrated GPU with the designation Iris Pro Graphics 580 (also known as "GT4e") represents the fastest version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). 72 Execution Units (EUs) run at 350 up to 950 MHz and allow a performance comparable to a dedicated mainstream chip. The GPU might be able to compete with a GeForce 945M under perfect conditions and it is therefore the fastest iGPU on the market by a pretty big margin. Modern games from 2015/2016 can usually be played smoothly at medium settings. More information about the performance and the features is available on our dedicated page for the Iris Pro Graphics 580.

Power Consumption

According to its TDP of 45 Watts, the chip is primarily designed for bigger notebooks starting with 15-inch screens. The TDP can optionally be reduced to 35 Watts (cTDP down), but this would obviously affect the performance.

ModelIntel Core i7-6560UIntel Core i7-6567UIntel Core i7-6770HQ
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 MHz3300 - 3600 MHz2600 - 3500 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 44 / 8
TDP15 Watt28 Watt45 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, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, TXT
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 540 (300 - 1050 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 550 (300 - 1100 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (350 - 950 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 6560UIntel Core i7 6567UIntel Core i7 6770HQ
$434 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: 355     avg: 359.5     median: 359.5 (4%)     max: 364 Points
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711 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 130     avg: 131.7     median: 132 (40%)     max: 133 Points
min: 142     avg: 143.6     median: 143.6 (44%)     max: 145.2 Points
min: 130     avg: 134.5     median: 134.5 (41%)     max: 139 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.5 Points (5%)
min: 3.8     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (6%)     max: 4.02 Points
7.8 Points (11%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (5%)
min: 1.63     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (5%)     max: 1.7 Points
1.7 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5054 Points (41%)
min: 5506     avg: 5549     median: 5549 (45%)     max: 5592 Points
5536 Points (45%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
11205 Points (13%)
min: 12259     avg: 12367     median: 12367 (14%)     max: 12475 Points
21075 Points (24%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
482.9 s (6%)
min: 419.4     avg: 435.5     median: 435.5 (5%)     max: 451.6 s
225.7 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
14.6 s (3%)
min: 13.33     avg: 13.9     median: 13.9 (3%)     max: 14.4 s
7.3 s (1%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
8885 MIPS (5%)
9819 MIPS (6%)
6069 MIPS (4%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
3396 MIPS (41%)
3733 MIPS (45%)
2480 MIPS (30%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
20.3 fps (8%)
24.1 fps (9%)
43.5 fps (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
110 fps (26%)
128.8 fps (30%)
164.7 fps (39%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
2.5 fps (5%)
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3.2 fps (7%)
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1.7 fps (4%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.7 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
1.9 GB/s (0%)
3.9 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
100%
1 6567U +
2451 Seconds (43%)
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 6567U +
4800 Points (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.8 s (3%)
11 s (2%)
10.6 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
26.8 s (1%)
25.1 s (1%)
23.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
618 s (3%)
585 s (3%)
539 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4255     avg: 4408     median: 4399 (12%)     max: 4570 Points
5251 Points (14%)
9379 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 36243     avg: 39493     median: 40569 (26%)     max: 41667 Points
47495 Points (31%)
45610 Points (29%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
36774 Points (30%)
47567 Points (39%)
45730 Points (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
44124 Points (37%)
min: 46247     avg: 48811     median: 48810.5 (41%)     max: 51374 Points
49105 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3351     avg: 3413     median: 3379 (9%)     max: 3509 Points
min: 3985     avg: 3993     median: 3993 (10%)     max: 4001 Points
6378 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 5007     avg: 5036     median: 5035.5 (9%)     max: 5064 Points
min: 5773     avg: 5792     median: 5791.5 (11%)     max: 5810 Points
10210 Points (19%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
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
3903 Points (40%)
4051 Points (42%)
2641 Points (27%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7776 Points (9%)
8271 Points (9%)
5056 Points (6%)
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=27

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6567U → 111% n=27

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6770HQ → 139% n=27

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