CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6500U vs 4770HQ 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

9.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770HQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770HQ  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6500U

Reasons to consider the
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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 300 MHz vs 200 MHz 50% higher GPU clock speed
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
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date a year later
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 20.87 mPixels/s vs 17.15 mPixels/s More than 20% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 11.32 $/year 3.1x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 41.17 $/year 3.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770HQ

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Much better performance per dollar 2.74 pt/$ vs 0.15 pt/$ Around 17.8x better performance per dollar
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
Much better performance per watt 25.26 pt/W vs 9.89 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,090 vs 1,910 More than 60% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better PassMark score 8,939 vs 4,428 More than 2x better PassMark score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Slightly better 3DMark06 CPU score 53 vs 48.4 Around 10% better 3DMark06 CPU score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6500U vs 4770HQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6500U
26.96 mHash/s
Core i7 4770HQ
30.51 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6500U
20.87 mPixels/s
Core i7 4770HQ
17.15 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6500U
1.29 fps
Core i7 4770HQ
1.96 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 6500U
3,265 MB/s
Core i7 4770HQ
4,070,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6500U  vs
4770HQ 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual 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
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 47W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 9.89 pt/W 25.26 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 38.19W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 6500U  vs
4770HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 3.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 3.55 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 520 Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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