Intel Core i7-6500U vs Intel Celeron G4900

Compare Intel 6th Generation Core i7 2 core CPU vs Intel Celeron G Series 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

29 %
33 %
13% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

12 %
9% slightly better multitasking score
11 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

11 %
10% slightly better heavy workload score
10 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,641
22% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
1,336

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

719
720
0% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
Identical
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
100% significantly more threads
2

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
24% slightly higher clock speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
259% significantly lower TDP
54 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

12
16
33% slightly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
64 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

946th of 1,337
954th of 1,337

Family

The product line

6th Generation Core i7
Celeron G Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2015
May 2018

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2133
DDR4-2400

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

-
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
Yes

Core i7-6500U vs Celeron G4900 specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-6500U performs better than the Celeron G4900. Despite this, the Celeron G4900 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i7-6500U has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Celeron G4900 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-6500U. A Core i7-6500U CPU outputs less heat than a Celeron G4900 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i7-6500U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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