CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700T vs 6500 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 6700T 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 6700T  based on its performance, power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6700T

Reasons to consider the
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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 67.5 vs 65 Around 5% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
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
Significantly better performance per watt 7.07 pt/W vs 3.9 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.35 GHz vs 3.77 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per dollar 0.82 pt/$ vs 0.63 pt/$ Around 30% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark score 9,050 vs 7,217 More than 25% better PassMark score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 AES single core score 5,880 MB/s vs 4,210 MB/s Around 40% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 66 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.29 GHz vs 4 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700T vs i5 6500

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700T
28.32 mHash/s
Core i5 6500
28.88 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6700T
25.06 mPixels/s
Core i5 6500
22.76 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700T
1.49 fps
Core i5 6500
1.55 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 6700T
12,839
Core i5 6500
13,537

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 6500
5,880 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700T  vs
i5 6500 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.6 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 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 7.07 pt/W 3.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

bus

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

details

Core i7 6700T  vs
i5 6500 
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 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.35 GHz 3.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4 GHz 4.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.35 GHz 3.77 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 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 65,536 MB 65,536 MB
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