Average Bench: 66.4% (368th of 1288)

more Based on 272,460 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: 51%Average: 66.4% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700HQ averaged 33.6% 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 78.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 87.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700HQ is 24.2%. 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 444Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 439Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 272,460 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.3 Memory 78.7 87.7
55.9 1-Core 87.8 105
106 2-Core 165 197
66.3% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 4-Core 294 359
194 8-Core 439 511
47.1% 366 Pts
Min Avg Max
185 64-Core 444 515
29.8% 444 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 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 101
2-Core 192
75% 126 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 478
56% 427 Pts
64-Core 469
32% 469 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 96.9
2-Core 180
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 488
54% 414 Pts
64-Core 477
32% 477 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 100
2-Core 176
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 328
8-Core 503
53% 415 Pts
64-Core 402
27% 402 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 97.8
2-Core 176
72% 119 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 449
50% 383 Pts
64-Core 501
34% 501 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 103
2-Core 198
75% 127 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 411
49% 372 Pts
64-Core 417
28% 417 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 84.3
2-Core 167
68% 112 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 419
46% 358 Pts
64-Core 433
29% 433 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 172
70% 116 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 510
50% 401 Pts
64-Core 504
34% 504 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.7
1-Core 82.4
2-Core 151
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 302
34% 261 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.2
1-Core 64.6
2-Core 114
54% 84.5 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 395
41% 323 Pts
64-Core 434
29% 434 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,524,089 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6700HQ Builds (Compare 4,111 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 7559

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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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17 hrs ago.

not best for mining XMR but it does really well otherwise for my gaming and work needs


Excellent

9 days ago.

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


Excellent

6 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

18 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

14 months ago.

Okay performance for a laptop CPU.


Average

2 years ago.

does the job well


Excellent

2 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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