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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 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88

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AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88

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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 more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x 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 Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88 

clock speed

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88 
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.51 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz 2.5 GHz

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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AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88
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