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Front view of Intel Core i7 6600U

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Intel Core i7 6600U

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 38.19W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 13.12 pt/W vs 6.56 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 5% better turbo clock speed
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 11.32 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 41.17 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2015 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 5850EQ

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Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 274.23 fps vs 218.79 fps More than 25% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Slightly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better performance per dollar 0.71 pt/$ vs 0.5 pt/$ More than 40% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6600U vs 5850EQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6600U
21.61 mPixels/s
Core i7 5850EQ
16.69 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6600U
218.79 fps
Core i7 5850EQ
274.23 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6600U
1.49 fps
Core i7 5850EQ
1.54 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6600U
10.57 fps
Core i7 5850EQ
20.65 fps

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6600U  vs
5850EQ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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 47W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 13.12 pt/W 6.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 38.19W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 6600U  vs
5850EQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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