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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6700HQ

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Intel Core i7 6700HQ

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 67

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AMD Athlon X2 67

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More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 39.42 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i7 6700HQ  vs Athlon X2 67 

clock speed

Core i7 6700HQ
2.6 GHz
Athlon X2 67
2.2 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 6700HQ  vs
Athlon X2 67 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Core i7 6700HQ  vs
Athlon X2 67 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 45W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 36.56W 28.44W
Intel Core i7 6700HQ
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