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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Front view of Intel Core i7 6820EQ

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 73.94W 2x lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better performance per watt 6.37 pt/W vs 3.49 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 79.72 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 21.92 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Jul, 2015 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 15% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,349 vs 1,900 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 11,109 vs 8,824 More than 25% better PassMark score
Better performance per dollar 0.91 pt/$ vs 0.76 pt/$ Around 20% better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6820EQ vs 6700K

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6820EQ  vs
6700K 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 4.2 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
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 91W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 79.72 $/year
Performance per watt 6.37 pt/W 3.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 73.94W

bus

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

details

Core i7 6820EQ  vs
6700K 
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 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 4.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 4.61 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
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 65,536 MB
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