CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700HQ vs 5700HQ 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 11,926 vs 4,080 Around 3x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Better performance per dollar 0.62 pt/$ vs 0.53 pt/$ More than 15% better performance per dollar
Better performance per watt 5.19 pt/W vs 4.24 pt/W More than 20% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2015 Release date 3 months later
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Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,004 vs 1,802 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 68.2 vs 66 Around 5% better 3DMark06 CPU score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700HQ vs 5700HQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700HQ
27.32 mHash/s
Core i7 5700HQ
31.05 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6700HQ
21.48 mPixels/s
Core i7 5700HQ
17.1 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700HQ
1.48 fps
Core i7 5700HQ
1.3 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 5700HQ
173.1 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700HQ  vs
5700HQ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.7 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
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 5.19 pt/W 4.24 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
5700HQ 
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 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.51 GHz 3.63 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz 3.63 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 5600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
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Comments

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It also features a better GPU. The HD 530 performs the same as a dedicated 820M.
If you're put in a decision between 2 laptops with the same specs (but different CPUs), go with the 6700HQ. Skylake chips are meant to feature newer technologies, and perform the same as the older chips while being less power consuming. Trust me, you're paying just a little bit more for the latest technology. And I doubt there will be anything beyond Skylake for years.
Are these results accurate? I would assume Skylake would be a TINY BIT faster since the motherboard it uses anyways utilizes DDR4 ram.
He meant NEWER chip, not "never cheap"
But it isn't even better! By the way, you type CHEAP, not chip.
never chip, price premium for having the latest and greatest.
So why is the i7-6700hq more expensive?
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