ProductCore i7-6500UCore i7-6700HQ
BrandIntel Intel
Street Price (Approx)~ $393
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# CPU Cores24
Frequency (GHz)2.5 GHz2.6 GHz
Cache (MB)46
TDP (Watts)15 W45 W
Product SegmentMobileMobile
StatusReleasedReleased
Announced On2015-06-012015-06-01
TechnicalsCore i7-6500UCore i7-6700HQ
Dimensions (2D)42x42 mm42x42 mm
Conflict Free?11
# CPU Cores24
Threads/Core48
Frequency (GHz)2.5 GHz2.6 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz)3.1 GHz3.5 GHz
Cache (MB)46
Instructions Width (bits)6464
Instructions ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography Process (nm)14 nm14 nm
TDP Up (W)25
TDP (Watts)15 W45 W
TDP Down (W)7.535
TDP Frequency (W)0.8
Max RAM32 GB64 GB
RAM TypesDDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
# Memory Channels22
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec)34.1GB/s34.1GB/s
Max CPU Temp.100100
Max CPU / Package11
PCI-E Version33
PCI-E Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 , 4x1Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI-E Max Lanes #1216
Compatible SocketsFCBGA1356FCBGA1440
Intel Turbo Boost Version22
Intel V-ProNoNo
Intel Hyper-ThreadYesYes
Intel Virtualization (VTX)YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD)YesYes
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT)YesYes
Intel TSX Sync. ExtensionsNoNo
Intel 64YesYes
Intel MyWiFiYesYes
Idle StatesYesYes
Thermal MonitoringTech.YesYes
Flex MemoryYesYes
Intel ID ProtectYesYes
Intel SIPPNoNo
Intel SMB AdvantageYesYes
Smart Response TechnologyYesYes
Intel AES New InstructionsYesYes
Intel Secure KeyYesYes
Intel OS GuardYesYes
Trusted ExecutionNoNo
Execution DisableYesYes

 

Intel Core i7-6500U vs. Intel Core i7-6700HQ Specs & Speed Benchmarks

CPU Speed

These tests are designed to stress the CPU components of the processor

Geekbench 4 Multi, Higher is better

Geekbench 4 Single, Higher is better

Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec), Higher is better

 

Performance/Price (Value)

Some of the same tests as above, but shown as a relation to the price. This shows what performance you get for each additional dollar spent. The higher the score, and the more value you get for your money

Geekbench 4 Multi / Price, Higher is better