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
Series: Core i7 Skylake
Intel Core i7-6920HQ compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ compare2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-6567U3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U compare2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U compare2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U compare2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ compare2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U compare2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U compare2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U compare2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-6500U2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
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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.

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
37.2 pt (41%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
367 Points (62%)
367 Points (62%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
883 Points (9%)
883 Points (9%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 355     avg: 360     median: 359.5 (8%)     max: 364 Points
min: 220     avg: 307     median: 316 (7%)     max: 330 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 142     avg: 144     median: 143.6 (62%)     max: 145.18 Points
min: 84     avg: 124     median: 128 (56%)     max: 132 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.8     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (9%)     max: 4.02 Points
min: 2.44     avg: 3.4     median: 3.5 (8%)     max: 3.64 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.63     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (65%)     max: 1.7 Points
min: 0.98     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (57%)     max: 1.49 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5506     avg: 5549     median: 5549 (57%)     max: 5592
min: 3295     avg: 4922     median: 4886 (50%)     max: 7350
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 12259     avg: 12367     median: 12367 (21%)     max: 12475
min: 7308     avg: 10403     median: 10844 (18%)     max: 11200
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 419.422     avg: 436     median: 435.5 (5%)     max: 451.6 s
min: 476     avg: 509     median: 516.9 (6%)     max: 540.402 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 13.333     avg: 13.9     median: 13.9 (3%)     max: 14.4 s
min: 15     avg: 15.7     median: 15.7 (3%)     max: 16.529 s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
9819 MIPS (10%)
9819 MIPS (10%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
3733 MIPS (25%)
3733 MIPS (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
24.1 fps (14%)
min: 18.13     avg: 20.1     median: 20.4 (12%)     max: 21 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
129 fps (45%)
min: 99.53     avg: 105     median: 105 (36%)     max: 110.66 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
3.2 fps (11%)
3.2 fps (11%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.181     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.191 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.262     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.322 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
min: 1.8     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 1.9 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
1244 Seconds (9%)
1243.6 Seconds (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
4800 Points (32%)
min: 3214     avg: 4112     median: 4231 (28%)     max: 4283 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11 s (2%)
min: 12     avg: 12.3     median: 12.2 (3%)     max: 13.205 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
25.1 s (1%)
min: 27     avg: 28.1     median: 28 (1%)     max: 29.7 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
585 s (3%)
min: 615     avg: 653     median: 653.7 (3%)     max: 689.667 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
5251 Points (24%)
min: 3079     avg: 4223     median: 4243.5 (19%)     max: 5008 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
47495 Points (31%)
min: 22594     avg: 35503     median: 36182 (23%)     max: 41441 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
47567 Points (57%)
min: 22961     avg: 35023     median: 35351 (42%)     max: 40997 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 46247     avg: 48811     median: 48810.5 (56%)     max: 51374 Points
min: 25957     avg: 37163     median: 38156 (44%)     max: 43183 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3985     avg: 3993     median: 3993 (10%)     max: 4001 Points
min: 1843     avg: 3309     median: 3415 (9%)     max: 3595 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 5773     avg: 5792     median: 5791.5 (18%)     max: 5810 Points
min: 2990     avg: 4778     median: 4905 (15%)     max: 5069 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
2078 Points (15%)
min: 1205     avg: 1685     median: 1837.5 (13%)     max: 1861 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
4051 (60%)
4051 (60%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
8271 (14%)
8271 (14%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6567U → 100% n=32

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6500U → 92% n=32

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