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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700TE

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6700TE

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better performance per watt 8.5 pt/W vs 3.9 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
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 dollar 0.98 pt/$ vs 0.63 pt/$ More than 55% better performance per dollar
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 PassMark score 9,091 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
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jul, 2015 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i5 6500

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Intel Core i5 6500

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.77 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 5% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.29 GHz vs 3.31 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

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

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700TE  vs
i5 6500 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 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 8.5 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 6700TE  vs
i5 6500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.31 GHz 4.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 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 1,000 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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