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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700HQ

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 66 vs 45.1 More than 45% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Slightly better performance per dollar 0.62 pt/$ vs 0.56 pt/$ Around 10% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2015 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 5950HQ

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Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,263 vs 1,802 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 10,951 vs 8,134 Around 35% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 7.46 pt/W vs 5.19 pt/W Around 45% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz vs 3.51 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700HQ vs 5950HQ

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 6700HQ  vs
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
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 7.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 38.19W


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


Core i7 6700HQ  vs
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


Overclocked clock speed 3.51 GHz 3.94 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz 3.94 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
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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