Intel Core i7-6567U vs Intel Core i7-6820HQ

Intel Core i7-6567U

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The Intel Core i7-6567U is a dual-core SoC based on the Skylake architecture. In September 2015, it's the fastest CPU of the 28 W series, which can be found in medium-sized ultrabooks and notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 3.3 - 3.6 GHz (2 cores: max. 3.4 GHz), the chip also integrates an Iris Graphics 550 GPU with 64 MB of eDRAM memory as well as a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The SoC is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Skylake replaces both Haswell and Broadwell and brings the same microarchitecture in every TDP class from 4.5 to 45 W. The extensive improvements of the Skylake design include increased out-of-order buffers, optimized prefetching and branch prediction as well as additional performance gains through Hyper-Threading. Overall, however, performance per clock has been increased by only 5 to 10 percent (compared to Haswell) respectively under 5 percent (compard to Broadwell), which is quite modest for a new architecture ("Tock").

Furthermore, the organisation of the eDRAM cache has been modified. Instead of acting like a victim cache, which has to be adressed via the L3/LLC, the eDRAM can now be adressed directly by programms just like the main memory. The size is still 128 MB for the quad-core models (4C + GT4e), while the dual-core chips (2C + GT3e) only offer 64 MB.

Performance

According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the Core i7-6567U should perform slightly above the former Core i5-5350H (Broadwell) and is one of the fastest mobile dual-cores as of late 2015.

Even demanding applications and multitasking are handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called Iris Graphics 550 represents the "GT3e" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 48 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and offer (thanks to the fast eDRAM cache) a performance similar to a dedicated GeForce 930M. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low or medium settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the Iris Graphics 550.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 28 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for medium-sized notebooks (13-inches and above). Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 23 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance.

Intel Core i7-6820HQ

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The Intel Core i7-6820HQ is a quad-core processor based on the Skylake architecture, that has been launched in September 2015. In addition to four CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.7 - 3.6 GHz (4 cores: max. 3.2 GHz, 2 cores: max. 3.4 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 530 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The CPU is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the very similar Core i7-6820HK, the Core i7-6820HQ supports additional administration and security features like Intel vPro and TXT, but lacks the unlocked multiplier for OC.

Architecture

Skylake replaces both Haswell and Broadwell and brings the same microarchitecture in every TDP class from 4.5 to 45 W. The extensive improvements of the Skylake design include increased out-of-order buffers, optimized prefetching and branch prediction as well as additional performance gains through Hyper-Threading. Overall, however, performance per clock has been increased by only 5 to 10 percent (compared to Haswell) respectively under 5 percent (compard to Broadwell), which is quite modest for a new architecture ("Tock").

Performance

Thanks to the improved architecture, the Core i7-6820HQ performs roughly on par with the former Core i7-4900MQ (Haswell) or the Core i7-5700HQ (Broadwell). Under long-lasting full load, the Skylake chip will take the lead over most of its Haswell-based predecessors, as the advanced 14 nm process leads to a higher energy efficiency and reduces throttling.

Even the most demanding applications and excessive multitasking are handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called HD Graphics 530 represents the "GT2" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 24 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 350 - 1050 MHz and offer a performance about 20 percent above the old HD Graphics 4600. Games of 2015 can thus be played smoothly in low or medium settings. For more information about performance and features, check our page for the HD Graphics 530.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 45 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for bigger notebooks 15-inches in size and above. Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 35 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance.

Intel Core i7-6567UIntel Core i7-6820HQ
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
SkylakeSkylake
Series: Core i7 Skylake
Intel Core i7-6920HQ compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ compare2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-6567U3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U compare2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U compare2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U compare2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ compare2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-6820HQ2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U compare2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U compare2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U compare2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
3300 - 3600 MHz2700 - 3600 MHz
128 KB256 KB
512 KB1 MB
4 MB8 MB
2 / 44 / 8
28 45
14 14
100 °C100 °C
BGABGA
Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro, TXT
iGPUIntel Iris Graphics 550 (300 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz)
Intel Core i7 6567UIntel Core i7 6820HQ
122 mm2
$378 U.S.

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
37.2 pt (41%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
367 Points (62%)
367 Points (62%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
883 Points (9%)
883 Points (9%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 355     avg: 360     median: 359.5 (8%)     max: 364 Points
min: 699     avg: 703     median: 704 (16%)     max: 706 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 142     avg: 144     median: 143.6 (62%)     max: 145.18 Points
min: 149     avg: 152     median: 153 (67%)     max: 154 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.8     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (9%)     max: 4.02 Points
min: 7.63     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (18%)     max: 7.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.63     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (65%)     max: 1.7 Points
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (67%)     max: 1.74 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5506     avg: 5549     median: 5549 (57%)     max: 5592
min: 5401     avg: 5470     median: 5429 (56%)     max: 5580
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 12259     avg: 12367     median: 12367 (21%)     max: 12475
min: 20682     avg: 20876     median: 20868 (35%)     max: 21079
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 419.422     avg: 436     median: 435.5 (5%)     max: 451.6 s
min: 230.77     avg: 236     median: 235.9 (3%)     max: 241 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 13.333     avg: 13.9     median: 13.9 (3%)     max: 14.4 s
min: 7.77     avg: 7.9     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 8.03 s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
9819 MIPS (10%)
9819 MIPS (10%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
3733 MIPS (25%)
3733 MIPS (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
24.1 fps (14%)
min: 44     avg: 44.2     median: 44.2 (26%)     max: 44.3 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
129 fps (45%)
min: 160.9     avg: 164     median: 164 (57%)     max: 167 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
3.2 fps (11%)
3.2 fps (11%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.386     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.41 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.665     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.69 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
3.9 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
1244 Seconds (9%)
1243.6 Seconds (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
4800 Points (32%)
min: 6835     avg: 7008     median: 6866 (46%)     max: 7323 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11 s (2%)
min: 10     avg: 10.5     median: 10.5 (2%)     max: 10.99 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
25.1 s (1%)
min: 23     avg: 23.6     median: 23.6 (1%)     max: 24.1 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
585 s (3%)
min: 561     avg: 571     median: 571 (3%)     max: 581 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
5251 Points (24%)
min: 8943     avg: 9524     median: 9731 (44%)     max: 9897 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
47495 Points (31%)
min: 39574     avg: 39915     median: 39915 (26%)     max: 40256 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
47567 Points (57%)
47567 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 46247     avg: 48811     median: 48810.5 (56%)     max: 51374 Points
48991 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3985     avg: 3993     median: 3993 (10%)     max: 4001 Points
min: 7287     avg: 7356     median: 7350 (19%)     max: 7431 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 5773     avg: 5792     median: 5791.5 (18%)     max: 5810 Points
min: 9944     avg: 10113     median: 10096 (32%)     max: 10300 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
2078 Points (15%)
4047 Points (28%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
4051 (60%)
4051 (60%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
8271 (14%)
8271 (14%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6567U → 100% n=32

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6820HQ → 132% n=32

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