CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6600U vs 6500U among all CPUs

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

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Intel Core i7 6600U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 6600U  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 50.8 vs 48.4 Around 5% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 7,104 vs 2,357 More than 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.49 fps vs 1.29 fps More than 15% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Significantly better performance per watt 13.12 pt/W vs 9.95 pt/W More than 30% better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,817 vs 1,637 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per dollar 0.5 pt/$ vs 0.38 pt/$ More than 30% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz vs 3.11 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 6500U vs the 6600U.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6600U vs 6500U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6600U
27.11 mHash/s
Core i7 6500U
26.91 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6600U
21.61 mPixels/s
Core i7 6500U
21.23 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6600U
1.49 fps
Core i7 6500U
1.29 fps

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 6600U
2,565 MB/s
Core i7 6500U
3,265 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6600U  vs
6500U 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.1 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
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 13.12 pt/W 9.95 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 12.19W

bus

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

details

Core i7 6600U  vs
6500U 
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 3.4 GHz 3.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz 3.11 GHz

integrated graphics

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

memory controller

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