CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700HQ vs A10 PRO-7850B 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

9.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 6700HQ  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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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 newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 6 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 77.19W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,802 vs 1,507 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 8,134 vs 5,614 Around 45% better PassMark score
Lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B

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AMD PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 720 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 2x higher GPU clock speed
Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.51 fps vs -1 fps More than 250% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700HQ vs PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700HQ
27.33 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6700HQ
25.45 mPixels/s
PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B
16.73 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 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 95W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 4.39 pt/W 3.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 77.19W

details

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ R7
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 720 MHz

memory controller

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