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Front view of Intel Core i7 6820EQ

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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
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Apr, 2015 Release date 6 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 5850EQ

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 5850EQ vs the 6820EQ.

Features Key features of the Core i7 6820EQ  vs 5850EQ 

clock speed

Core i7 6820EQ
2.8 GHz
Core i7 5850EQ
2.7 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i7 6820EQ
3.5 GHz
Core i7 5850EQ
3.4 GHz

L3 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i7 6820EQ
350 MHz
Core i7 5850EQ
300 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 6820EQ
2.8 GHz
Core i7 5850EQ
2.7 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 6820EQ
2.8 GHz
Core i7 5850EQ
2.7 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6820EQ  vs
5850EQ 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 6.37 pt/W 6.56 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 6820EQ  vs
5850EQ 
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 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
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 1,000 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

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