Average Bench: 67% (353rd of 1258)

more Based on 239,786 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: 67% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700HQ averaged 33.0% 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 79.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 87.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700HQ is 24.6%. 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 446Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 440Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 239,786 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.2 Memory 79.2 88.6
59.6 1-Core 87.9 105
102 2-Core 166 196
66.6% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 4-Core 298 366
228 8-Core 440 511
47.5% 369 Pts
Min Avg Max
236 64-Core 446 515
29.9% 446 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 78.1
1-Core 92.6
2-Core 179
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 493
53% 413 Pts
64-Core 497
33% 497 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 167
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 116
38% 238 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 98
2-Core 169
69% 115 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 491
51% 400 Pts
64-Core 490
33% 490 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.1
1-Core 99.4
2-Core 184
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 503
53% 413 Pts
64-Core 492
33% 492 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 138
63% 101 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 451
47% 366 Pts
64-Core 478
32% 478 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 79
1-Core 78.7
2-Core 138
61% 98.6 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 395
45% 345 Pts
64-Core 375
25% 375 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.8
1-Core 95.3
2-Core 164
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 499
51% 403 Pts
64-Core 498
33% 498 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.2
1-Core 76.3
2-Core 163
60% 103 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 484
49% 390 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,576,689 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6700HQ Builds (Compare 2,139 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
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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Good

1 day 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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

for laptop performance works great but not the best battery usage


Average

7 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

18 months ago.

decent laptop CPU, particularly when undervolted


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