Intel Core i7-6500U vs Intel Pentium 5405U

Compare Intel 6th Generation Core i7 2 core CPU vs Intel 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 %
15% slightly better overall score
13 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

29 %
20% slightly better gaming score
24 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

12 %
20% slightly better multitasking score
10 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

11 %
10% slightly better heavy workload score
10 %

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Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units



Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
15 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

939th of 1,327
1,009th of 1,327


The product line

6th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-6500U vs Pentium 5405U specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-6500U is faster than the Pentium 5405U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Pentium 5405U in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. 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.

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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