Our test model uses an Intel Core i7-6500U. In the first benchmarks, it shows an average to very good performance compared to other notebooks with i7-6500U. The same is true for the graphics unit. Apparently, the cooling is sufficient for good performance results from the dual-core CPU with integrated GPU.
We check the performance of the processor cores in Cinebench R15. The built-in Core i7-6500U achieves an average result in the single-core tests. The fastest i7-6500U is only 8% faster, while the slowest one only achieves 69% of the performance. In return, it is only 1% below the lead in the multi-core test. All things considered, this gives a very good performance.
After many Cinebench R15 Multi runs, the score of the Aspire S 13 is about 10% lower (292 versus 326 points). The clock rate remains stable between 2.6 and 2.7 GHz and the processor cores level off at 84 °C.