Intel Core i7 6560U 

Released July, 2015
  • 2.2 GHz
  • Dual core

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 6560U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6560U
47.88 mHash/s
Core i7 6500U
26.96 mHash/s
Core i7 6700HQ
27.34 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6560U
26.2 mPixels/s
Core i7 6500U
19.61 mPixels/s
Core i7 6700HQ
20.91 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6560U
299.42 fps
Core i7 6500U
173.14 fps
Core i7 6700HQ
231.47 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6560U
1.87 fps
Core i7 6500U
1.19 fps
Core i7 6700HQ
1.46 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6560U
10.23 fps
Core i7 6700HQ
11.31 fps
Core i7 6500U
10.06 fps

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX 2.0
  10. AVX
  11. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 31.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W


Architecture FSB
Transfer rate 4,000 MT/s


Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm
Max CPUs 1


Overclocked clock speed 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.2 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB
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