CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700HQ vs 4710HQ 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

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4710HQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4710HQ  based on its value.

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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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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i7 4710HQ

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 3,830,000 MB/s vs 4,040 MB/s More than 948x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better performance per watt 15.91 pt/W vs 4.4 pt/W More than 3.5x better performance per watt
Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.21 fps vs -1 fps Around 225% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Much better performance per dollar 1.98 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ More than 3.8x better performance per dollar
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 15% higher GPU clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700HQ vs 4710HQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700HQ
27.33 mHash/s
Core i7 4710HQ
15.16 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6700HQ
25.45 mPixels/s
Core i7 4710HQ
5.97 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4710HQ
1.21 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
Core i7 4710HQ
3,830,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
4710HQ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 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
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 47W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 4.4 pt/W 15.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 38.19W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
4710HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
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 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
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 32,768 MB
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Comments

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Same performance over of 3 last generation of Mobile CPUs. Damn Intel.
I have an i7 4710HQ and it seems to me Intel is competing with themselves since AMD isn't up to the task.
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