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Intel Core i7 6500U

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6500U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6500U

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2 GHz 25% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 9.95 pt/W vs 0.82 pt/W More than 12x better performance per watt
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,637 vs 549 Around 3x better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Mar, 2005 Release date over 10 years later
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 28.44W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 2,357 vs 659 More than 3.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz vs 2.38 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
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AMD Turion 64 technology ML-37

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6500U vs Turion 64 technology ML-37

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

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6500U  vs
Turion 64 technology ML-37 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

details

Core i7 6500U  vs
Turion 64 technology ML-37 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 2.38 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 2.38 GHz

power consumption

TDP 15W 35W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 9.95 pt/W 0.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 28.44W
Intel Core i7 6500U
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