Average Bench: 66.6% (389th of 1323)

more Based on 305,969 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 54%Average: 66.6% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700HQ averaged 33.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 78.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700HQ is just 19.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6700HQ performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 458Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 453Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 305,969 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.5 Memory 78.2 87.3
62.9 1-Core 89 104
119 2-Core 167 194
66.7% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
201 4-Core 299 350
271 8-Core 453 515
48.2% 376 Pts
Min Avg Max
298 64-Core 458 517
30.8% 458 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 97.5
2-Core 181
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 498
52% 405 Pts
64-Core 498
33% 498 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 95.1
2-Core 184
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 502
51% 404 Pts
64-Core 504
34% 504 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.1
1-Core 79.8
2-Core 157
63% 105 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 446
47% 369 Pts
64-Core 452
30% 452 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.9
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 164
62% 105 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 487
50% 391 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 89.8
2-Core 169
66% 111 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 457
48% 377 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.4
1-Core 95.6
2-Core 161
70% 114 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 438
42% 336 Pts
64-Core 430
29% 430 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 78.3
2-Core 143
60% 98.9 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 407
43% 335 Pts
64-Core 405
27% 405 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.3
1-Core 102
2-Core 188
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 447
46% 365 Pts
64-Core 449
30% 449 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.5
1-Core 47.5
2-Core 89.3
42% 66.4 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 257
27% 211 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,385,736 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6700HQ Builds (Compare 5,795 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi7-6700HQ
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$378.00
Clock Speed2.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.5 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Max TDP45 W
Product BriefLink

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size42mm x 28mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1440

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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18 days ago.

i use it daily still, its cranking right along


Excellent

1 month ago.

its 2021 still ı use that for gaming and works well. not perfect of course but well enough


Terrible

7 months ago.

I truly hat this CPU. To be fair, mine is old and the cooling ain't great since it's a laptop but I cannot get adobe Premiere to work smoothly.


Excellent

15 months ago.

One of the best Intel processors without a doubt NOT as the crap that AMD gets my vote is POSITIVE by Intel


Good

7 months ago.

Great CPU for laptops, even if it's from an older generation, but hey, AMD isn't crap.


Good

22 days ago.

Still works fine on my laptop. It's the GPU that lets me down.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Old but still gold . I'm mechanical engineer and I use engineering software on my laptop ,this CPU never fail me or had problems. It's the end of 2020 and I am still very grateful for this CPU


Excellent

2 years ago.

for laptop performance works great but not the best battery usage


Average

23 months ago.

Okay performance for a laptop CPU.


Average

3 years ago.

does the job well


Excellent

3 years ago.

Still great performance in 2018 for a 2 yo mobile CPU. Basically a 7700HQ.


Good

2 years ago.

decent laptop CPU, particularly when undervolted


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