CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700HQ vs 6th Gen -8800P 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

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Intel Core i7 6700HQ

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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700HQ

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6700HQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6700HQ

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 66 vs 39 Around 70% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 6 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 226.21 fps vs 107.86 fps More than 2x better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 8,134 vs 4,183 Around 95% better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,802 vs 1,441 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD FX 6th Gen -8800P

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AMD FX 6th Gen -8800P

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 36.56W 3x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 12.18 pt/W vs 5.19 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700HQ vs FX 6th Gen -8800P

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700HQ
27.32 mHash/s
FX 6th Gen -8800P
64.52 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6700HQ
21.48 mPixels/s
FX 6th Gen -8800P
13.48 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700HQ
1.48 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 6700HQ
4,040 MB/s
FX 6th Gen -8800P
1,825 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
FX 6th Gen -8800P 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 45W 15W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 5.19 pt/W 12.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 12.19W

details

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
FX 6th Gen -8800P 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.51 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz 2.1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ R7
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3L-1600
Intel Core i7 6700HQ
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