ProductCore i7-6500UCore i7-7700K
BrandIntel Intel
Street Price (Approx)~ $393
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# CPU Cores24
Frequency (GHz)2.5 GHz4.2 GHz
Cache (MB)48
TDP (Watts)15 W91 W
Product SegmentMobileDesktop
Announced On2015-06-012017-01-01
TechnicalsCore i7-6500UCore i7-7700K
Dimensions (2D)42x42 mm37.5x37.5 mm
Conflict Free?11
# CPU Cores24
Frequency (GHz)2.5 GHz4.2 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz)3.1 GHz4.5 GHz
Cache (MB)48
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 W91 W
TDP Down (W)7.5
TDP Frequency (W)0.8
Max RAM32 GB64 GB
RAM TypesDDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
# Memory Channels22
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec)34.1GB/s
Max CPU Temp.100
Max CPU / Package11
GPUIntel® HD Graphics 630
PCI-E Version33
PCI-E Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 , 4x1
PCI-E Max Lanes #1216
Compatible SocketsFCBGA1356FCLGA1151
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. ExtensionsNoYes
Intel 64YesYes
Intel MyWiFiYes
Idle StatesYesYes
Enhanced SpeedstepYes
Thermal MonitoringTech.YesYes
Flex MemoryYes
Intel ID ProtectYesYes
Intel SIPPNoNo
Intel SMB AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechnologyYes
Intel AES New InstructionsYesYes
Intel Secure KeyYesYes
Intel SGXYes
Intel MPXYes
Intel OS GuardYesYes
Trusted ExecutionNo
Execution DisableYesYes


Intel Core i7-6500U vs. Intel Core i7-7700K 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