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Intel Core i7 5950HQ

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Reasons to consider the
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Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Better PassMark score 10,951 vs 8,034 More than 35% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,263 vs 1,916 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz vs 3.54 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 3 months later
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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 63.5 vs 45.1 More than 40% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better performance per dollar 2.13 pt/$ vs 0.56 pt/$ More than 3.8x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 17.09 pt/W vs 7.46 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 35% higher GPU clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5950HQ vs 4720HQ

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5950HQ  vs
4720HQ 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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 47W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 7.46 pt/W 17.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 38.19W

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 5950HQ  vs
4720HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.94 GHz 3.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz 3.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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