Average Bench: 65.4% (416th of 1314)

more Based on 287,209 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: 50%Average: 65.4% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700HQ averaged 34.6% 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 77.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 87.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700HQ is 23.8%. 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 432Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 425Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 287,209 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.1 Memory 77.3 86.7
59.3 1-Core 87.5 104
113 2-Core 165 196
65.7% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
194 4-Core 291 358
247 8-Core 425 508
46.2% 358 Pts
Min Avg Max
266 64-Core 432 510
29% 432 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 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.2
1-Core 93.8
2-Core 191
70% 121 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 479
54% 416 Pts
64-Core 474
32% 474 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 104
2-Core 191
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 509
52% 413 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 88.5
2-Core 173
67% 113 Pts
4-Core 319
8-Core 468
51% 394 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 90.8
2-Core 170
67% 113 Pts
4-Core 305
8-Core 495
51% 400 Pts
64-Core 500
34% 500 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.1
1-Core 101
2-Core 194
70% 122 Pts
4-Core 329
8-Core 420
49% 375 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 106
2-Core 189
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 124
37% 235 Pts
64-Core 129
9% 129 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 77.5
2-Core 126
59% 93.6 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 306
35% 266 Pts
64-Core 333
22% 333 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.8
1-Core 81.9
2-Core 89
52% 78.9 Pts
4-Core 101
8-Core 103
14% 102 Pts
64-Core 19.2
1% 19.2 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,104,966 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6700HQ Builds (Compare 4,674 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
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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1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

24 days 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

8 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

14 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

17 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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