Average Bench: 65.4% (452nd of 1355)

more Based on 321,744 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: 48%Average: 65.4% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700HQ averaged 34.5% 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 77.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700HQ is 25.5%. 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 447Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 443Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 321,744 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.7 Memory 77.2 86.7
46.8 1-Core 86.7 103
90.7 2-Core 164 195
65.4% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
145 4-Core 291 354
200 8-Core 443 515
47.1% 367 Pts
Min Avg Max
228 64-Core 447 516
30% 447 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 87.8
1-Core 97.6
2-Core 186
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 461
51% 391 Pts
64-Core 489
33% 489 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 186
69% 118 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 515
55% 429 Pts
64-Core 510
34% 510 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 95.8
2-Core 187
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 485
52% 406 Pts
64-Core 481
32% 481 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.2
1-Core 78.4
2-Core 154
61% 102 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 325
37% 285 Pts
64-Core 352
24% 352 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 57
1-Core 48.3
2-Core 85.1
40% 63.5 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 223
24% 187 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,549,507 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6700HQ Builds (Compare 6,683 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
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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11 days ago.

i use it daily still, its cranking right along


Poor

1 month ago.

i have it for a long time (almost 6years) already, in my omen and its still amazing, paired with 1070maxq and 16gb of ram that works on 2400mhz..


Terrible

14 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

22 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

3 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 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

3 years ago.

for laptop performance works great but not the best battery usage


Average

2 years ago.

Okay performance for a laptop CPU.


Average

4 years ago.

does the job well


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

decent laptop CPU, particularly when undervolted


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