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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700HQ

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 5% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 4850EQ

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 4,180,000 MB/s vs 4,040 MB/s Around 1034.8x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better performance per watt 54.27 pt/W vs 4.39 pt/W More than 12.2x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 5.47 pt/$ vs 0.52 pt/$ Around 10.5x better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700HQ vs 4850EQ

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 4850EQ
4,180,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
4850EQ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 1.6 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 Yes
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 47W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 4.39 pt/W 54.27 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 38.19W

bus

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

details

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
4850EQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz 1.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics 5200
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
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