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Front view of Intel Core i7 6820EQ

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 68.25W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jun, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 20.24 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 73.58 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better performance per dollar 3.83 pt/$ vs 0.76 pt/$ More than 5x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 25% better turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 11.31 pt/W vs 6.37 pt/W More than 75% better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,900 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better PassMark score 10,016 vs 8,824 Around 15% better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6820EQ vs 4770K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6820EQ  vs
4770K 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
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 84W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 6.37 pt/W 11.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 68.25W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 6820EQ  vs
4770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 4.48 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 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
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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