Intel Core i7-6567U vs Intel Core i7-6920HQ vs Intel Core i7-6560U

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 i7-6920HQ

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The Intel Core i7-6920HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for notebooks. It's the top-model of the Skylake series and has been presented in September 2015. In addition to four CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.9 - 3.8 GHz (4 cores: max. 3.4 GHz, 2 cores: max. 3.6 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 530 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The CPU 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 i7-6920HQ should perform roughly on par with the former, slightly higher clocked Core i7-4910MQ (Haswell). Under long-lasting full load, the Skylake chip might take the lead, as the advanced 14 nm process leads to a higher energy efficiency and reduces throttling.

Even the most demanding applications and excessive multitasking are handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 530 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 350 - 1050 MHz and offer a performance about 20 percent above the old HD Graphics 4600. 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 HD Graphics 530.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 45 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the Core i7-6920HQ is best suited for bigger notebooks 15-inches in size and above. Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 35 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance.

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.

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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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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 355     avg: 359.5     median: 359 (8%)     max: 364 Points
min: 729     avg: 734.5     median: 734 (17%)     max: 740 Points
min: 303     avg: 311.7     median: 314 (7%)     max: 318 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 142     avg: 143.6     median: 143 (66%)     max: 145 Points
min: 156     avg: 159.5     median: 159 (73%)     max: 163 Points
min: 130     avg: 131.7     median: 132 (61%)     max: 133 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3     avg: 3.9     median: 3 (7%)     max: 4 Points
7.9 Points (18%)
3.5 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.7 Points (84%)
1.9 Points (93%)
1.5 Points (76%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5506     avg: 5549     median: 5549 (61%)     max: 5592 Points
5906 Points (65%)
5054 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 12259     avg: 12367     median: 12367 (19%)     max: 12475 Points
22527 Points (34%)
11205 Points (17%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 419     avg: 435.5     median: 435 (5%)     max: 451 seconds
326 seconds (4%)
482.9 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 13     avg: 13.9     median: 13 (3%)     max: 14 seconds
10.2 seconds (2%)
14.6 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
4274 KB/s (50%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
9819 MIPS (9%)
8885 MIPS (9%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
3733 MIPS (54%)
3396 MIPS (49%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
24.1 fps (1%)
45.3 fps (1%)
20.3 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
128.8 fps (48%)
176.5 fps (65%)
110 fps (41%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
3.2 fps (11%)
2.5 fps (8%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (11%)
0.4 GB/s (22%)
0.2 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (12%)
0.7 GB/s (24%)
0.3 GB/s (11%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.9 GB/s (10%)
4.2 GB/s (21%)
1.9 GB/s (10%)
Blender 2.79 *
1243.6 Seconds (13%)
1505 Seconds (16%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4800 Points (32%)
7807 Points (52%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11 Seconds (2%)
10.2 Seconds (2%)
11.8 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
25.1 Seconds (1%)
22.9 Seconds (1%)
26.8 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
584.9 Seconds (3%)
559.3 Seconds (2%)
618.4 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
25990 Points (36%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
5251 points (27%)
8791 points (46%)
min: 4255     avg: 4408     median: 4399 (23%)     max: 4570 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
47495 Points (31%)
min: 36243     avg: 39493     median: 40569 (26%)     max: 41667 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
47567 Points (57%)
36774 Points (44%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 46247     avg: 48810.5     median: 48810 (56%)     max: 51374 Points
44124 Points (51%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3985     avg: 3993     median: 3993 (10%)     max: 4001 Points
7239 Points (18%)
min: 3351     avg: 3413     median: 3379 (9%)     max: 3509 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 5773     avg: 5791.5     median: 5791 (18%)     max: 5810 Points
10016 Points (31%)
min: 5007     avg: 5035.5     median: 5035 (15%)     max: 5064 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
13821 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3646 Points (75%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
14513 Points (39%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3814 Points (78%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
52605 Points (18%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
14147 Points (47%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4484 Points (75%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4051 Points (64%)
3903 Points (62%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
8271 Points (14%)
7776 Points (14%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
972 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
70.7 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
39548 Points (75%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6567U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6920HQ → 135%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6560U → 91%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)