Intel Core i7-6500U is part of the Skylake generation processors and it’s entitled to the ULV lineup (ultra-low voltage) with 14nm FinFET manufacturing process. It has two cores that support Hyper-Threading technology resulting in up to 4 threads. The chip is a direct successor to the Core i7-5500U Broadwell CPU expecting slightly better performance with emphasis on the power efficiency features.
The CPU is clocked at 2.5 GHz and can go up to 3.1 GHz for one active core or 3.0 GHz for two active cores. Also, the silicon includes an Intel HD Graphics 520 iGPU that sports 24 Execution Units ticking at 300 MHz and can go up to 1.05 GHz. The whole SoC supports DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory in a dual-channel array. So the whole chip is rated at 15W TDP including the memory controller and the integrated graphics thus making it suitable for 11-inch notebooks or bigger. It also supports the cTDP down feature and the OEM can lower the TDP to 7.5W.
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Intel Core i7-6500U - Specs Sheet
|Base CPU frequency||2.5 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 520|
|Base GPU frequency||300 MHz|
|Max. operating temperature||105 °C|
|Release date||09 September 2015|
|Core / Architecture||Skylake|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.1 GHz|
|Logical Cores (Threads)||4|
|LL cache||4096 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1050 MHz|
|Max Memory||32 GB|
|Supported technologies||Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Intel® TSX-NI Y Intel® 64 Intel® My WiFi Technology Idle States Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Thermal Monitoring Technologies Intel® Flex Memory Access Intel® Identity Protection Technology Intel® Small Business Advantage Intel® Smart Response Technology Intel® AES New Instructions Yes Secure Key Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel®SGX) Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX) OS Guard Execute Disable Bit|
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