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Intel Core i7 6700T

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 77.19W 2.7x lower typical power consumption
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Better PassMark score 9,050 vs 6,257 Around 45% better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.35 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 20% 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
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better performance per dollar 2.86 pt/$ vs 0.82 pt/$ More than 3.5x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Better performance per watt 9.04 pt/W vs 7.07 pt/W Around 30% better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 66 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.21 GHz vs 4 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700T vs i5 2500

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 6700T
4,210 MB/s
Core i5 2500
2,410,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700T  vs
i5 2500 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad 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 35W 95W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 7.07 pt/W 9.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 77.19W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 6700T  vs
i5 2500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.35 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4 GHz 4.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.35 GHz 3.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
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