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Intel Core i7-6560U

Intel 6560U

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.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameSkylake
Series: 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 i7-6567U (compare)3300 - 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 i7-6560U2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate2200 - 3200 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel Iris Graphics 540 (300 - 1050 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 6560U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 303     avg: 311.7     median: 314 (7%)     max: 318 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 130     avg: 131.7     median: 132 (61%)     max: 133 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.5 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11205 Points (23%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
482.9 seconds (6%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.8 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
618.4 Seconds (3%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 4255     avg: 4408     median: 4399 (24%)     max: 4570 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 36243     avg: 39493     median: 40569 (26%)     max: 41667 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3351     avg: 3413     median: 3379 (9%)     max: 3509 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Core i7 6560U processor

Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U) (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 13.3")
» Dell XPS 13 9350 2016 (FHD, i7-6560U) Notebook Review - Review
» Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U) - External Review

Dell XPS 13 9350 WQXGA (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 13.3")
» Dell XPS 13 9350 (i7-6560U, QHD+) Ultrabook Review - Review
» Dell XPS 13 9350 WQXGA - External Review

HP Envy 15-aq003ng x360 (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 15.6")
» HP Envy 15-aq003ng x360 - External Review

HP Envy 15-aq004ur x360 (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 15.6")
» HP Envy 15-aq004ur x360 - External Review

HP Envy 15-as005n (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 15.6")
» HP Envy 15-as005n - External Review

HP Envy 15-as006ur (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 15.6")
» HP Envy 15-as006ur - External Review

HP Envy x360 15-aq005na (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 15.6")
» HP Envy x360 15-aq005na - External Review

HP Envy x360 15-aq055na (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 15.6")
» HP Envy x360 15-aq055na - External Review

HP Spectre 13-4200ns x360 (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 13.3")
» HP Spectre 13-4200ns x360 - External Review

HP Spectre 13-4204nf x360 (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 13.3")
» HP Spectre 13-4204nf x360 - External Review

HP Spectre x360 13-4203ng (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 13.3")
» HP Spectre x360 13-4203ng - External Review

HP Spectre x360 13-4204ng (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 13.3")
» HP Spectre x360 13-4204ng - External Review

HP Spectre x360 13-4230ng (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 13.3")
» HP Spectre x360 13-4230ng - External Review

HP Spectre x360 15-ap003ng (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 15.6")
» HP Spectre x360 15-ap003ng - External Review

HP Spectre x360 15-ap006ng (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 15.6")
» HP Spectre x360 15-ap006ng - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 13.3")
» Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK (Core i7) Subnotebook Review - Review
» Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK 80SW00ADSP (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 13.3")
» Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK 80SW00ADSP - External Review

Lenovo Ideapad 710S-13ISK-80SW0027UK (Intel Iris Graphics 540, 13.3")
» Lenovo Ideapad 710S-13ISK-80SW0027UK - External Review

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