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


Memory Bandwidth Benchmarks

SiSoftware Sandra 2016 SP3 Memory Bandwidth: link

SiSoftware Sandra 2016 is a utility, which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, mobile devices and networks. This test has been popular for CPU and memory benchmarks for well over a decade and it is one of the easiest benchmarks out there to run.

AIDA64 5.80 Memory & Cache Benchmark: link

AIDA64 is an industry-leading system information tool, loved by PC enthusiasts around the world, which not only provides extremely detailed information about both hardware and installed software, but also helps users diagnose issues and offers benchmarks to measure the performance of the computer.

Memory Bandwidth Results Summary: The Dell XPS 13 9350 and Dell XPS 13 9360 both feature 8GB of DDR3 1866MHz memory with 14-17-17-40 timings with a 1T command rate. Since both systems have identical memory solutions we didn’t expect a big performance difference and didn’t get one. The reason the Dell XPS 9360 was faster was due to the higher clock speeds on the Intel Core i7-7500U Kabylake processor.