CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5600U vs 5500U among laptop CPUs (up to 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 5600U 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 5500U vs the 5600U.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5600U vs 5500U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5600U
28.02 mHash/s
Core i7 5500U
28.16 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5600U
1.01 fps
Core i7 5500U
1.2 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5600U
3,825,000 MB/s
Core i7 5500U
3,570,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5600U  vs
5500U 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 15W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 49.13 pt/W 45.78 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 5600U  vs
5500U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.34 GHz 2.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.34 GHz 2.92 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5500 Intel® HD Graphics 5500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 950 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB
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