Intel Core i7 6500U

Intel Core i7 6500U

Brand: Intel
Category: Processor
  • Cores: 2 Cores
  • Threads: 4 Threads
  • Frequency: 2.5GHz - 3.1GHz
  • L3 cache: 4MB
  • TDP:

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Overall Rating 7 / 10
  • CPU Performance 7 / 10
  • Gaming Performance 7 / 10

In Sep 2015, Intel released the Core i7 6500U desktop processor. It is a Core i7 model and has a Skylake processor and Socket BGA-1356. Intel Hyper-Threading basically doubles the number of cores to 4 threads. 2.5 GHz is the base frequency of the Core i7 6500U, although it may be increased to 3.1GHz depending on the workload. It features 4 MB of L3 cache. With an undisclosed number of transistors, Intel is producing the Core i7 6500U on the 14nm fabrication process. On the Core i7 6500U, the unlock multiplier can be freely adjusted, making it more easier to overclock since any desired overclocking frequency can be selected with ease.

Intel Core i7 6500U Specifications and Benchmark Details

To know complete specifications and features of Intel Core i7 6500U processor like Number of cores, number of threads, base frequency, L2 & L3 cache, Memory, and other integrated graphic details. The processor utilizes a motherboard with a socket designated BGA-1356 and is capable of handling 4 threads at once.


Release Date Sep 2015
Market Laptop
Manufacturer Intel
Generation 6th Generation
Code Name Skylake
Integrated Graphics HD Graphics 520


Fabrication Process 14 nm
Socket BGA-1356
Power Consumption 15 W
Peak temperature 100 °C
Die Size -

CPU Performance

Performance Cores 2
Performance Core Threads 4
Base Frequency (P) 2.5GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 3.1GHz
Efficiency Cores -
Efficiency Core Threads -
Efficiency Core Base Frequency -
Efficiency Core Turbo Frequency -
Total Cores 2
Total Threads 4
Bus Frequency -
Multiplier -
L1 Cache 64K per core
L2 Cache 256K per core
L3 Cache 4MB shared
Unlocked Multiplier No

Graphic Card

Integrated Graphics Yes
GPU Base Frequency -
GPU Max Dynamic Frequency 1050 MHz
Shading Units -
Texture Units -
Raster Operation Units -
Execution Units -
Power Consumption -

Memory Support

Memory Type DDR4-2133
Max Memory Size 32GB
Max. Memory Channels 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
ECC Support No

Advanced Features


PCIe Version 3.0
PCIe Lanes 12
Official Website


Cinebench R23 Single-Core 736
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) 18841
Geekbench 6 Single Core 1162
Geekbench 6 Multi Core 2125
Geekbench 5 Single Core 785
Geekbench 5 Multi Core 1712
Passmark CPU (Single-Core) 11736
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core) 3357


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