Kaby Lake Core i7-7500U Versus Skylake Core i7-6500U on Dell XPS 13

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3DMark & Cinebench

Futuremark 3DMark 2.2.3509 – link

3DMark is a popular gaming performance benchmark that includes everything you need to benchmark your PC whether you’re gaming on a desktop PC, laptop, notebook, or a tablet. 3DMark includes seven benchmark tests and we’ll be running ‘Sky Diver’ that is aimed at gaming laptops and mid-range PCs.

Maxon Cinebench R15.038 – link 

CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software Cinema 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi or Prometheus and many more.

3DMark and Cinebench Benchmarks Results Summary: The Dell XPS 13 9360 with the Intel Core i7-7500U was between 10.4% faster than the Dell XPS 13 9350 with the Intel Core i7-6500U processor, which is impressive again. The Intel Core i7-7500U was also 8.4% faster in the OpenGL graphics test found in Cinenbench, so there are solid gains in GPU heavy tasks as well. When you look at the CPU performance gains in Cinebench you are looking at 7.6% gains with all available cores and then an earth shattering 17% performance increase in single threaded performance. The Intel Core i7-7500U has a 400MHz clock speed advantage over the Core i7-6500U, but that is only a 12.9% advantage when it is max boosting! Impressive scores that we really weren’t expecting.

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