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Core i5-7300U vs i7-6560U


Description
The i5-7300U is based on Kaby Lake architecture while the i7-6560U is based on Skylake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-7300U gets a score of 109.1 k points while the i7-6560U gets 107 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-7300U is 1 times faster than the i7-6560U. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
806e9
406e3
Core
Kaby Lake-U
Skylake-U
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.6 GHz
2.2 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.5 GHz
3.2 GHz
Socket
BGA1356
BGA1356
Cores/Threads
2/4
2/4
TDP
15 W
15 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
2x32+2x32 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
2x256 kB
2x256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
4096 kB
Date
January 2017
September 2015

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i5-7300U
i7-6560U
Test#1 (Integers)
3107
3291 (5.92%)
Test#2 (FP)
12238
13525 (10.52%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4105
4237 (3.22%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4957
7085 (42.92%)
TOTAL
24406
28137 (15.29%)

Multithread

i5-7300U

i7-6560U
Test#1 (Integers)
6976
6491 (-6.96%)
Test#2 (FP)
32048
31106 (-2.94%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
10816
10252 (-5.22%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5515
6160 (11.70%)
TOTAL
55356
54009 (-2.43%)

AVX2 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode III (AVX2), like AVX1, is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the second version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX2 compatible CPU was released in 2013.
Monothread
i5-7300U
i7-6560U
Test#1 (Integers)
20179
22210 (10.06%)
Test#2 (FP)
18569
19255 (3.69%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4244
4408 (3.85%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5255
7086 (34.86%)
TOTAL
48247
52959 (9.77%)

Multithread

i5-7300U

i7-6560U
Test#1 (Integers)
47755
44942 (-5.89%)
Test#2 (FP)
44824
44976 (0.34%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
10822
10831 (0.09%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5699
6263 (9.90%)
TOTAL
109099
107012 (-1.91%)

Performance/W
i5-7300U
i7-6560U
Test#1 (Integers)
3184 points/W
2996 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
2988 points/W
2998 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
721 points/W
722 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
380 points/W
418 points/W
TOTAL
7273 points/W
7134 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-7300U
i7-6560U
Test#1 (Integers)
5766 points/GHz
6941 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
5306 points/GHz
6017 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1213 points/GHz
1377 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1501 points/GHz
2214 points/GHz
TOTAL
13785 points/GHz
16550 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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