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Intel: First Kaby Lake Benchmarks leaked

Intel: First Kaby Lake Benchmarks leaked
Intel: First Kaby Lake Benchmarks leaked
The launch of Intel's next CPU generation seems to come closer. For the first time, we now have benchmarks and they give us the first chance for a comparison with the current Skylake generation. So much upfront: The integrated graphics unit in particular is once again getting a big performance boost.

After it was revealed in the end of July that Intel had already started the mass production of Kaby Lake processors (we reported), we now got first benchmark results for the CPU with the designation i7-7500U and the integrated Intel HD Graphics 620.
The results are interesting: We can see an advantage of around 10-25 percent compared to devices with the Intel i7-6500U CPU in the Cinebench R15 Single-Core Test, and the i7-6560U is also beaten by around 7 %. A bit strange are the Cinebench R15 Multi-Core results, where the score of the i7-7500U Kaby Lake chip is surprisingly low. The OpenGL Render test shows the i7-7500U with the Intel HD Graphics 620 roughly on par with the HD Graphics 540 (i7-6560U).

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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U / HD Graphics 620
HD Graphics 620, 7500U
142 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Iris Graphics 540, 6560U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
133 Points ∼94%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, LiteOn CV1-8B512
129 Points ∼91%
Dell Inspiron 13 7359-4839
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit LCH-256V2S
120 Points ∼85%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
110 Points ∼77%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Iris Graphics 540, 6560U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
314 Points ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 13 7359-4839
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit LCH-256V2S
310 Points ∼99%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, LiteOn CV1-8B512
293 Points ∼93%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
284 Points ∼90%
OpenGL 64Bit
Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U / HD Graphics 620
HD Graphics 620, 7500U
51.8 fps ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Iris Graphics 540, 6560U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
51.34 fps ∼99%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Lite-On CV1-8B256
43.09 fps ∼83%
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-71QZ
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, LiteOn CV1-8B512
42.86 fps ∼83%

The 7500U with the integrated HD 620 is about 20-25 percent ahead of devices with the Intel HD 520 GPU in the 3DMark 11 GPU sub-score, but is still around 15 percent behind the Intel Iris Graphics 540. This deficit is reduced to 9-5 percent in the latest 3DMark.

If you believe these benchmarks, the integrated GPU Intel HD Graphics of the upcoming CPU generation "Kaby Lake" could see a performance improvement of up to 50 % and more depending on the benchmark compared to the current HD Graphics 520. The CPU part could see an improvement between 10-30 percent, which is suggested by the leaked Single-Core benchmark. We cannot say why the CPU performance is comparatively bad in the Multi-Core test right now. Reasons might be thermal limitations due to the used system or an immature driver. The Cinebench screenshot shows a core clock of 2.9 GHz, which would be slightly slower compared to the current i7-6500U (up to 3.0 GHz).

3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell Inspiron 17 7778
GeForce 940MX, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-CE512
1889 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Iris Graphics 540, 6560U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
1194 Points ∼63%
Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U / HD Graphics 620
HD Graphics 620, 7500U
1128 Points ∼60%
HP ProBook 650 G2-T9X61ET
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
723 Points ∼38%
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
618 Points ∼33%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell Inspiron 17 7778
GeForce 940MX, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-CE512
11713 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Iris Graphics 540, 6560U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
9788 Points ∼84%
Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U / HD Graphics 620
HD Graphics 620, 7500U
9303 Points ∼79%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Toshiba THNSNK256GCS8
8388 Points ∼72%
HP ProBook 650 G2-T9X61ET
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
6199 Points ∼53%
Dell Inspiron 13 7359-4839
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit LCH-256V2S
5896 Points ∼50%
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
5440 Points ∼46%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score
Dell Inspiron 17 7778
GeForce 940MX, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-CE512
7674 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Iris Graphics 540, 6560U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
6859 Points ∼89%
Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U / HD Graphics 620
HD Graphics 620, 7500U
6524 Points ∼85%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Toshiba THNSNK256GCS8
6323 Points ∼82%
Dell Inspiron 13 7359-4839
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit LCH-256V2S
5062 Points ∼66%
HP ProBook 650 G2-T9X61ET
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
5045 Points ∼66%
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
4536 Points ∼59%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Iris Graphics 540, 6560U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
91492 Points ∼100%
Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U / HD Graphics 620
HD Graphics 620, 7500U
91100 Points ∼100%
HP ProBook 650 G2-T9X61ET
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
53073 Points ∼58%
Dell Inspiron 13 7359-4839
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit LCH-256V2S
48296 Points ∼53%
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
45432 Points ∼50%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell Inspiron 17 7778
GeForce 940MX, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-CE512
2734 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 2016 9350 (FHD, i7-6560U)
Iris Graphics 540, 6560U, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D
1947 Points ∼71%
Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U / HD Graphics 620
HD Graphics 620, 7500U
1663 Points ∼61%
Dell Inspiron 15 5568
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Toshiba THNSNK256GCS8
1506 Points ∼55%
HP ProBook 650 G2-T9X61ET
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1305 Points ∼48%
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
1280 Points ∼47%
Dell Inspiron 13 7359-4839
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Liteonit LCH-256V2S
1268 Points ∼46%

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2016 08 > Intel: First Kaby Lake Benchmarks leaked
J. Simon Leitner, 2016-08-18 (Update: 2016-08-19)
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