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Front view of Intel Core i7 5950HQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 5950HQ

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 15% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 7.46 pt/W vs 6.56 pt/W Around 15% better performance per watt
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 5850EQ

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better performance per dollar 0.71 pt/$ vs 0.56 pt/$ More than 25% better performance per dollar

Features Key features of the Core i7 5950HQ  vs 5850EQ 

clock speed

Core i7 5950HQ
2.9 GHz
Core i7 5850EQ
2.7 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i7 5950HQ
3.8 GHz
Core i7 5850EQ
3.4 GHz

L3 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i7 5950HQ
300 MHz
Core i7 5850EQ
300 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 5950HQ
3.94 GHz
Core i7 5850EQ
2.7 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 5950HQ
2.9 GHz
Core i7 5850EQ
2.7 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5950HQ  vs
5850EQ 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 6.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 38.19W

bus

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

details

Core i7 5950HQ  vs
5850EQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.94 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200 Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

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