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

Intel Core i7-6567U

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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 i7-6500U

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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 i7-6567UIntel Core i7-6500U
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
SkylakeSkylake
: Core i7 Skylake
Intel Core i7-6920HQ (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ (compare)2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-6567U3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U (compare)2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ (compare)2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U (compare)2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-6500U2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
3300 - 3600 MHz2500 - 3100 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
4 MB4 MB
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28 15
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100 °C100 °C
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Dual-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 550 (300 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1050 MHz)
Intel Core i7 6567UIntel Core i7 6500U
99 mm2
$393 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 355     avg: 359.5     median: 359 (8%)     max: 364 Points
min: 220     avg: 307.4     median: 316 (7%)     max: 330 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 142     avg: 143.6     median: 143 (66%)     max: 145 Points
min: 84     avg: 124.3     median: 128 (59%)     max: 132 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3     avg: 3.9     median: 3 (7%)     max: 4 Points
min: 2     avg: 3.4     median: 3 (7%)     max: 3 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.7 Points (84%)
min: 0     avg: 1.4     median: 1 (50%)     max: 1 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5506     avg: 5549     median: 5549 (61%)     max: 5592 Points
min: 3295     avg: 4922     median: 4886 (53%)     max: 7350 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 12259     avg: 12367     median: 12367 (19%)     max: 12475 Points
min: 7308     avg: 10403.4     median: 10844 (17%)     max: 11200 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 9374     avg: 13463.2     median: 13885 (18%)     max: 14377 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6209     avg: 6417.7     median: 6352 (61%)     max: 7220 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 419     avg: 435.5     median: 435 (5%)     max: 451 seconds
min: 476     avg: 509.3     median: 516 (6%)     max: 540 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 13     avg: 13.9     median: 13 (3%)     max: 14 seconds
min: 15     avg: 15.7     median: 15 (3%)     max: 16 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2355     avg: 2550     median: 2482 (29%)     max: 2813 KB/s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
9819 MIPS (9%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
3733 MIPS (54%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
24.1 fps (1%)
min: 18     avg: 20.1     median: 20 (1%)     max: 21 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
128.8 fps (48%)
min: 99     avg: 105.5     median: 105 (39%)     max: 110 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
3.2 fps (11%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (11%)
0.2 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (12%)
0.3 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.9 GB/s (10%)
1.8 GB/s (9%)
Blender 2.79 *
1243.6 Seconds (13%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4800 Points (32%)
min: 3214     avg: 4112.1     median: 4231 (28%)     max: 4283 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11 Seconds (2%)
min: 12     avg: 12.4     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
25.1 Seconds (1%)
min: 27     avg: 28.1     median: 27 (1%)     max: 29 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
584.9 Seconds (3%)
min: 615     avg: 653     median: 653 (3%)     max: 689 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 8291     avg: 11139     median: 11639 (16%)     max: 11851 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
5251 points (27%)
min: 3079     avg: 4222.8     median: 4243 (22%)     max: 5008 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
47495 Points (31%)
min: 22594     avg: 35502.7     median: 36182 (23%)     max: 41441 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
47567 Points (57%)
min: 22961     avg: 35022.7     median: 35351 (42%)     max: 40997 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 46247     avg: 48810.5     median: 48810 (56%)     max: 51374 Points
min: 25957     avg: 37163.5     median: 38156 (44%)     max: 43183 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3985     avg: 3993     median: 3993 (10%)     max: 4001 Points
min: 1843     avg: 3308.5     median: 3415 (9%)     max: 3595 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 5773     avg: 5791.5     median: 5791 (18%)     max: 5810 Points
min: 2990     avg: 4778.1     median: 4905 (15%)     max: 5069 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
7572 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6092     avg: 6471.6     median: 6488 (8%)     max: 6904 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2800     avg: 3012     median: 2997 (61%)     max: 3278 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6403     avg: 6728     median: 6728 (18%)     max: 7053 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2902     avg: 3145.5     median: 3145 (64%)     max: 3389 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 18247     avg: 33548     median: 33548 (12%)     max: 48849 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6721     avg: 7191.3     median: 7303 (24%)     max: 7550 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3350     avg: 3709.3     median: 3872 (65%)     max: 3906 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4051 Points (64%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
8271 Points (14%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1081     avg: 1230     median: 1133 (2%)     max: 2127 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 80     avg: 88.3     median: 85 (1%)     max: 110 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 15973     avg: 30117.3     median: 31016 (59%)     max: 33275 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6567U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6500U → 94%

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