CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700HQ vs 6300HQ 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 6300HQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 6300HQ  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 10% better turbo clock speed
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 230.16 fps vs 162.13 fps More than 40% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
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Better performance per dollar 0.96 pt/$ vs 0.15 pt/$ More than 6.2x better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700HQ vs i5 6300HQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700HQ
27.35 mHash/s
Core i5 6300HQ
23.46 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6700HQ
21.39 mPixels/s
Core i5 6300HQ
17.34 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700HQ
230.16 fps
Core i5 6300HQ
162.13 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700HQ
1.48 fps
Core i5 6300HQ
1.14 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700HQ
11.22 fps
Core i5 6300HQ
9.37 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
4,230 MB/s
Core i5 6300HQ
4,120 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
i5 6300HQ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 45W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 6.38 pt/W 5.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 36.56W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
i5 6300HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 950 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 65,536 MB
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