Average Bench: 61.2% (239th of 1158)

more Based on 171,980 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: 37%Average: 61.2% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700HQ averaged 38.7% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 89.6Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 313Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700HQ is 36.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6700HQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 451Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 289Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 171,980 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.4 SC Int 84.1 102
51.8 SC Float 89.6 108
48.9 SC Mixed 86.5 105
69.4% 86.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
166 QC Int 289 363
182 QC Float 313 386
176 QC Mixed 300 375
68.1% 301 Pts
Min Avg Max
232 MC Int 416 475
275 MC Float 482 547
253 MC Mixed 451 517
67.2% 450 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 99.9
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 98.5
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 356
82% 364 Pts
MC Int 467
MC Float 549
MC Mixed 514
76% 510 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.7
SC Float 99.3
SC Mixed 96.1
77% 96 Pts
QC Int 349
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 348
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 455
MC Float 544
MC Mixed 504
75% 501 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.3
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 321
74% 328 Pts
MC Int 463
MC Float 545
MC Mixed 506
75% 505 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.5
SC Float 91.3
SC Mixed 86.3
70% 87.7 Pts
QC Int 249
QC Float 291
QC Mixed 327
65% 289 Pts
MC Int 412
MC Float 471
MC Mixed 480
68% 455 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.7
SC Float 86
SC Mixed 84.1
66% 82.9 Pts
QC Int 267
QC Float 293
QC Mixed 272
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 412
MC Float 511
MC Mixed 472
69% 465 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.4
SC Float 71.5
SC Mixed 72.1
56% 70 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 272
62% 273 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 494
MC Mixed 470
69% 461 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.4
SC Float 88.9
SC Mixed 84.3
68% 85.5 Pts
QC Int 249
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 258
58% 258 Pts
MC Int 336
MC Float 381
MC Mixed 355
53% 357 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,793,403 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6700HQ Builds (Compare 9,300 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
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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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Poor

14 days ago.

Been using it for a few years in my laptop and it has been keeping up with most games and still runs quite stable


Good

1 month ago.

it is good


Excellent

6 months ago.

for laptop performance works great but not the best battery usage


Average

12 months ago.

does the job well


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

decent laptop CPU, particularly when undervolted


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