Average Bench: 58.7% (599th of 1442)

more Based on 320,434 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: 34%Average: 58.7% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700HQ averaged 41.2% 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 68.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 78.7Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700HQ is 34.3%. 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 Speed 404Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 393Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 320,434 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.5 Memory 68.7 82.9
47.7 1-Core 78.7 91.2
82.5 2-Core 149 175
57.6% 98.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
137 4-Core 265 309
167 8-Core 393 479
41% 329 Pts
Min Avg Max
159 64-Core 404 485
25% 404 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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 81.3
1-Core 82.1
2-Core 163
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 465
49% 391 Pts
64-Core 437
27% 437 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.2
1-Core 83.1
2-Core 183
64% 113 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 506
52% 421 Pts
64-Core 509
32% 509 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.4
1-Core 89.4
2-Core 165
64% 110 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 502
50% 405 Pts
64-Core 501
31% 501 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 184
69% 119 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 478
47% 383 Pts
64-Core 464
29% 464 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 75
1-Core 55.5
2-Core 160
56% 96.8 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 494
50% 403 Pts
64-Core 495
31% 495 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.4
1-Core 94
2-Core 180
66% 116 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 505
51% 415 Pts
64-Core 506
31% 506 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 75.6
2-Core 127
58% 94.1 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 404
42% 335 Pts
64-Core 405
25% 405 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 42.5
1-Core 22.9
2-Core 45.1
24% 36.8 Pts
4-Core 78.1
8-Core 116
12% 96.8 Pts
64-Core 104
6% 104 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,739,886 CPUs tested

Typical Core i7-6700HQ Builds (Compare 2,917 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
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.

i use it daily still, its cranking right along


Excellent

8 months 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..


Excellent

7 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.


Good

3 months ago.

6 years down the road and still capable to handle anything


Poor

3 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

still running well every day with all Apps that I use on my ASUS NB... since 8 years now.


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years 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

5 years ago.

for laptop performance works great but not the best battery usage


Average

4 years ago.

Okay performance for a laptop CPU.


Average

5 years ago.

does the job well


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Good

5 years ago.

decent laptop CPU, particularly when undervolted


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