Intel Core i7-6600U

Intel Core i7-6600U Benchmark

Intel Core i7-6600U Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 2 core Intel 6th Generation Core i7 BGA 1356 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-6600U good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

12 %
Average score from 6 samples
Medium uncertainty
835th of 1,219
103rd of 1,219
6 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.



12 %



25 %



9 %

Heavy Workloads


9 %

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CPU Comparison

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Intel Core i7-6600U
12 %
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9 %


Clock Speed 2.6 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.4 GHz
Cores 2
Threads 4
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 12
Socket BGA 1356
Family 6th Generation Core i7
Memory Type DDR4-2133
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 32 GiB
Release Date 2015-08-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 15 W

Intel Core i7-6600U

The Core i7-6600U is a 2 core CPU from Intel released in 2015. This chip has an average overall score at 12% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an average processor for gaming, with a score of 25%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-6600U scores 9% and 9% respectively. Indeed, this is a bad rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-6600U has 2 cores and 4 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.4 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i7-6600U makes use of DDR4-2133 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 32 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 12 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-6600U CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 15 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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