Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processor review

Pentium Gold 6500Y processor released by Intel; release date: Q1'21. The processor is designed for mobile-computers and based on Amber Lake Y microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.40 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 100°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm.

Supported memory types: LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600. Maximum memory size: 16 GB.

Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 5 Watt.

The processor has integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics 615 with the following parameters: maximum video memory size - 16 GB.


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Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2005
PassMark - CPU mark 3214

Integrated graphics – Intel UHD Graphics 615

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1050 MHz
Core clock speed 300 MHz
Floating-point performance 403.2 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 100.8 GFLOPS
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 806.4 GFLOPS
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 403.2 GFLOPS
Pipelines 24
Pixel fill rate 3.150 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 25.2 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 5 Watt
Transistor count 189 million

Games performance

GRID 2019 (2019)

Low, 1280x72017.70
Medium, 1920x10806.90

Borderlands 3 (2019)

Low, 1280x7207.30
Medium, 1920x10803.10

Control (2019)

Low, 1280x7207.60
Medium, 1920x10802.40

Counter-Strike: GO (2012)

Low, 1024x768100.20
Medium, 1366x76861.40
High, 1366x76836.00

Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019)

Low, 1280x72015.20

F1 2019 (2019)

Low, 1280x72012.00

Anno 1800 (2019)

Low, 1280x72012.40
Medium, 1920x10805.22

The Division 2 (2019)

Low, 1280x7205.00

Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019)

Low, 1280x72019.20

Metro Exodus (2019)

Low, 1280x7206.20
Medium, 1920x10803.50

Far Cry New Dawn (2019)

Low, 1280x7207.00

Apex Legends (2019)

Low, 1280x7208.80

World of Tanks enCore (2018)

Low, 1366x76895.10
Medium, 1920x108011.80

Just Cause 4 (2018)

Low, 1280x72010.50

Darksiders III (2018)

Low, 1280x72015.70
Medium, 1920x10805.00

Farming Simulator 19 (2018)

Low, 1280x72042.10
Medium, 1920x108015.80

Battlefield V (2018)

Low, 1280x7205.80

Hitman 2 (2018)

Low, 1280x7207.60

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Low, 1280x7207.00

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Low, 1280x72013.00

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Low, 1280x72010.00

F1 2018 (2018)

Low, 1280x72019.00
Medium, 1920x108012.00

Monster Hunter World (2018)

Low, 1280x72011.50

Far Cry 5 (2018)

Low, 1280x7206.00

X-Plane 11.11 (2018)

Low, 1280x72010.10
Medium, 1920x10807.71
High, 1920x10807.69

Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018)

Low, 1280x7206.10
Medium, 1920x10803.30

Fortnite (2018)

Low, 1280x72015.90
Medium, 1920x10808.00

ELEX (2017)

Low, 1280x7209.20

Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017)

Low, 1280x72016.00
Medium, 1920x10807.00

Team Fortress 2 (2017)

Low, 1280x72051.80
Medium, 1366x76845.60
High, 1920x108029.00

Rocket League (2017)

Low, 1280x72041.15
Medium, 1920x108016.00
High, 1920x108010.30

Prey (2017)

Low, 1280x72015.45
Medium, 1920x10807.75

Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)

Low, 1280x7208.10

For Honor (2017)

Low, 1280x72016.40

Civilization VI (2016)

Low, 1024x76829.50

Overwatch (2016)

Low, 1280x72029.90
Medium, 1366x76821.60

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)

Low, 1024x76810.60
Medium, 1366x7688.10
High, 1920x10805.30

Rainbow Six Siege (2015)

Low, 1024x76831.30
Medium, 1366x76819.50

World of Warships (2015)

Low, 1366x76853.00
Medium, 1366x76834.60

Dota 2 Reborn (2015)

Low, 1280x72055.30
Medium, 1366x76825.90
High, 1920x108012.90
Ultra, 1920x108011.45

The Witcher 3 (2015)

Low, 1024x7689.50
Medium, 1366x7685.90

GTA V (2015)

Low, 1024x76816.40
Medium, 1366x76816.90

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014)

Low, 1280x72027.80
Medium, 1344x75616.70

Battlefield 4 (2013)

Low, 1024x76828.30
Medium, 1366x76819.80
High, 1366x76814.25

BioShock Infinite (2013)

Low, 1280x72039.00
Medium, 1366x76823.00
High, 1366x76818.10
Ultra, 1920x10806.10

Tomb Raider (2013)

Low, 1024x76855.55
Medium, 1366x76828.55
High, 1366x76819.05
Ultra, 1920x10807.90

Diablo III (2012)

Low, 1024x76854.70
Medium, 1366x76837.50
High, 1366x76833.90
Ultra, 1920x108019.40

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)

Low, 1280x72041.70
Medium, 1366x76823.30

Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011)

Low, 1024x76858.00
High, 1366x76839.60
Ultra, 1920x108016.00

StarCraft 2 (2010)

Low, 1024x768144.10
Medium, 1360x76836.30
High, 1360x76823.50

Specifications (specs)


Architecture codename Amber Lake Y
Launch date Q1'21
Place in performance rating 750
Processor Number 6500Y
Series Intel Pentium Gold Processor Series
Status Launched
Vertical segment Mobile


64 bit support
Base frequency 1.10 GHz
Bus Speed 4 GT/s
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 3.40 GHz


Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 33.3 GB/s
Maximum memory size 16 GB
Supported memory types LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600


Device ID 0x591C
Execution Units 23
Graphics base frequency 300 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 900 MHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 16 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 615

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 3840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 3840x2160@60Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5


Configurable TDP-down 3.5 Watt
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 600 MHz
Configurable TDP-up 7 Watt
Configurable TDP-up Frequency 1.60 GHz
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 20mm X 16.5mm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 5 Watt


Max number of PCIe lanes 10
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Speed Shift technology
Thermal Monitoring


Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)