Intel Core i5-7200U vs Intel Core i7-6500U

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i5 2 core CPU vs Intel 6th Generation Core i7 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

15 %
Identical
15 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

30 %
3% slightly better gaming score
29 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

11 %
12 %
9% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

11 %
Identical
11 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,316
1,641
24% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

508
719
41% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
Identical
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
Identical
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
Identical
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
Identical
15 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

12
Identical
12

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
Identical
32 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

950th of 1,337
946th of 1,337

Family

The product line

7th Generation Core i5
6th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2016
August 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2133
DDR4-2133

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i5-7200U vs Core i7-6500U comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-6500U beats the Core i5-7200U in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i5-7200U has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. Both the Core i5-7200U and Core i7-6500U have the same clock speed. Furthermore, both these CPUs have identical turbo speeds. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i5-7200U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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