Intel Core i7-6567U vs Intel Core i7-6600U vs Intel Core i7-6500U

Intel Core i7-6567U

► remove 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 i7-6600U

► remove Intel 6600U

The Intel Core i7-6600U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Skylake architecture. In September 2015, it's the fastest CPU of the 15 W series, which can be found in ultrabooks as well as normal notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.6 - 3.4 GHz (2 cores: max. 3.2 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 i7-6600U should perform similar to a Core i5-4310M (Haswell, 37 W) and is one of the fastest ULV dual-cores as of late 2015. 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 i7-6500U

► remove Intel 6500U

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.

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: Core i7 Skylake
Intel Core i7-6920HQ2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-6567U3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-6600U2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U2200 - 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, vPro, TXTDual-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 HD Graphics 520 (300 - 1050 MHz)
Intel Core i7 6567UIntel Core i7 6600UIntel Core i7 6500U
99 mm299 mm2
$393 U.S.$393 U.S.

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
37.7 pt (42%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 6567U +
367 Points (67%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 6567U +
883 Points (9%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 355     avg: 360     median: 359.5 (8%)     max: 364 Points
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min: 306     avg: 324     median: 321 (7%)     max: 348 Points
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min: 220     avg: 307     median: 316 (7%)     max: 330 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 142     avg: 144     median: 143.6 (64%)     max: 145.18 Points
min: 118     avg: 137     median: 141 (63%)     max: 144 Points
min: 84     avg: 124     median: 128 (57%)     max: 132 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.8     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (9%)     max: 4.02 Points
min: 3.25     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (8%)     max: 3.84 Points
min: 2.44     avg: 3.4     median: 3.5 (8%)     max: 3.64 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.63     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (65%)     max: 1.7 Points
min: 1.19     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (63%)     max: 1.63 Points
min: 0.98     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (57%)     max: 1.49 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5506     avg: 5549     median: 5549 (57%)     max: 5592 Points
min: 3260     avg: 5259     median: 5298 (54%)     max: 7045 Points
min: 3295     avg: 4922     median: 4886 (50%)     max: 7350 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 12259     avg: 12367     median: 12367 (21%)     max: 12475 Points
min: 9140     avg: 11541     median: 11320 (19%)     max: 14948 Points
min: 7308     avg: 10403     median: 10844 (18%)     max: 11200 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 6600U +
min: 14391     avg: 14724     median: 14412 (17%)     max: 15369 Points
96%
1 6500U +
min: 9374     avg: 13463     median: 13885.5 (16%)     max: 14377 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 6600U +
min: 6863     avg: 7593     median: 6890 (64%)     max: 9027 Points
92%
1 6500U +
min: 6209     avg: 6418     median: 6352.5 (59%)     max: 7220 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 419.422     avg: 436     median: 435.5 (5%)     max: 451.6 seconds
min: 447.319     avg: 503     median: 509.2 (6%)     max: 525.775 seconds
min: 476     avg: 509     median: 516.9 (6%)     max: 540.402 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 13.333     avg: 13.9     median: 13.9 (3%)     max: 14.4 seconds
min: 14.079     avg: 15.3     median: 14.7 (3%)     max: 19.264 seconds
min: 15     avg: 15.7     median: 15.7 (3%)     max: 16.529 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 6600U +
min: 2264     avg: 2450     median: 2449.5 (25%)     max: 2635 KB/s
101%
1 6500U +
min: 2355     avg: 2550     median: 2482 (25%)     max: 2813 KB/s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
100%
1 6567U +
9819 MIPS (10%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
100%
1 6567U +
3733 MIPS (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
24.1 fps (14%)
min: 19.52     avg: 20.8     median: 20 (12%)     max: 22.62 fps
min: 18.13     avg: 20.1     median: 20.4 (12%)     max: 21 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
129 fps (45%)
min: 103.7     avg: 111     median: 109 (38%)     max: 120.37 fps
min: 99.53     avg: 105     median: 105 (36%)     max: 110.66 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
100%
1 6567U +
3.2 fps (11%)
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.193     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.201 GB/s
min: 0.181     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.191 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.317     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.343 GB/s
min: 0.262     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.322 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.9 GB/s (0%)
min: 1.9     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (0%)     max: 2 GB/s
min: 1.8     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 1.9 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 6567U +
1244 Seconds (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
4800 Points (32%)
min: 4107     avg: 4334     median: 4333.5 (29%)     max: 4560 Points
min: 3214     avg: 4112     median: 4231 (28%)     max: 4283 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
11 Seconds (2%)
min: 10.905     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.345 Seconds
min: 12     avg: 12.3     median: 12.2 (3%)     max: 13.205 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
25.1 Seconds (1%)
min: 24.753     avg: 25.2     median: 25.1 (1%)     max: 26.034 Seconds
min: 27     avg: 28.1     median: 28 (1%)     max: 29.7 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
585 Seconds (3%)
min: 558.339     avg: 578     median: 572.4 (3%)     max: 609.647 Seconds
min: 615     avg: 653     median: 653.7 (3%)     max: 689.667 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 6600U +
12712 Points (18%)
92%
1 6500U +
min: 8291     avg: 11139     median: 11639 (16%)     max: 11851 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
5251 points (24%)
min: 4034     avg: 4479     median: 4606.5 (21%)     max: 4780 points
min: 3079     avg: 4223     median: 4243.5 (19%)     max: 5008 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
47495 Points (31%)
min: 31340     avg: 38138     median: 37127 (24%)     max: 42543 Points
min: 22594     avg: 35503     median: 36182 (23%)     max: 41441 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
47567 Points (57%)
min: 26121     avg: 37420     median: 39364 (47%)     max: 42164 Points
min: 22961     avg: 35023     median: 35351 (42%)     max: 40997 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 46247     avg: 48811     median: 48810.5 (56%)     max: 51374 Points
min: 42770     avg: 43159     median: 43159 (50%)     max: 43548 Points
min: 25957     avg: 37163     median: 38156 (44%)     max: 43183 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3985     avg: 3993     median: 3993 (10%)     max: 4001 Points
min: 3073     avg: 3543     median: 3569 (9%)     max: 3745 Points
min: 1843     avg: 3309     median: 3415 (9%)     max: 3595 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 5773     avg: 5792     median: 5791.5 (18%)     max: 5810 Points
min: 4279     avg: 5086     median: 5134.5 (16%)     max: 5344 Points
min: 2990     avg: 4778     median: 4905 (15%)     max: 5069 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
100%
1 6567U +
2078 Points (15%)
88%
1 6500U +
min: 1205     avg: 1685     median: 1837.5 (13%)     max: 1861 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 6500U +
7572 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 6600U +
min: 6303     avg: 6693     median: 6692.5 (12%)     max: 7082 Points
97%
1 6500U +
min: 6092     avg: 6472     median: 6488.5 (12%)     max: 6904 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 6600U +
min: 3060     avg: 3222     median: 3222 (66%)     max: 3384 Points
93%
1 6500U +
min: 2800     avg: 3012     median: 2997.5 (62%)     max: 3278 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 6600U +
min: 6618     avg: 7032     median: 7031.5 (11%)     max: 7445 Points
96%
1 6500U +
min: 6403     avg: 6728     median: 6728 (11%)     max: 7053 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 6600U +
min: 3191     avg: 3369     median: 3369 (69%)     max: 3547 Points
93%
1 6500U +
min: 2902     avg: 3146     median: 3145.5 (64%)     max: 3389 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 6500U +
min: 3350     avg: 3709     median: 3872 (61%)     max: 3906 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 6500U +
min: 6721     avg: 7191     median: 7303 (18%)     max: 7550 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 6567U +
4051 Points (64%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 6567U +
8271 Points (14%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 6600U +
min: 1030.1     avg: 1601     median: 1047.6 (2%)     max: 3827 ms
100%
1 6500U +
min: 1081     avg: 1230     median: 1133.1 (2%)     max: 2127 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 6600U +
min: 77.3     avg: 138     median: 134.4 (1%)     max: 205 ms
101%
1 6500U +
min: 80.2     avg: 88.3     median: 85.9 (1%)     max: 110.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 6600U +
min: 8244     avg: 28548     median: 32986 (63%)     max: 35045 Points
94%
1 6500U +
min: 15973     avg: 30117     median: 31016 (59%)     max: 33275 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 6600U +
28.9 Watt (8%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 6600U +
26.2 Watt (7%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6567U → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6600U → 92% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6500U → 89% n=23

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