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Intel Core i7 6820EQ

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Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 20% 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
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,900 vs 1,636 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 8,824 vs 7,464 Around 20% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.23 pt/$ vs 0.76 pt/$ More than 60% better performance per dollar
Significantly better performance per watt 10.92 pt/W vs 6.37 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6820EQ vs 3610QM

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6820EQ  vs
3610QM 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 6.37 pt/W 10.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 36.56W

bus

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

details

Core i7 6820EQ  vs
3610QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 3.11 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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