CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5700HQ vs 5500U among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 5700HQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 5700HQ  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 5700HQ

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 68.2 vs 45.5 Around 50% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 8,375 vs 4,002 More than 2x better PassMark score
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 10% better turbo clock speed
Slightly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,004 vs 1,563 Around 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.63 GHz vs 2.92 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 3 months later
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Much better performance per watt 46.04 pt/W vs 4.24 pt/W More than 10.8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 1.76 pt/$ vs 0.53 pt/$ More than 3.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 38.19W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 11.32 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 41.17 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5700HQ vs 5500U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5700HQ
31.05 mHash/s
Core i7 5500U
28.16 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 5700HQ
17.1 mPixels/s
Core i7 5500U
17.47 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5700HQ
1.3 fps
Core i7 5500U
1.2 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5700HQ
173.1 MB/s
Core i7 5500U
3,570,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5700HQ  vs
5500U 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 47W 15W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 4.24 pt/W 46.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 5700HQ  vs
5500U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.63 GHz 2.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.63 GHz 2.92 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5600 Intel® HD Graphics 5500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 950 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB
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