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

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 i7-6567U

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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.

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: Core i7 Skylake
Intel Core i7-6920HQ (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ (compare)2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-6820HQ2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U (compare)2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ (compare)2800 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-6567U3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U (compare)2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
2700 - 3600 MHz3300 - 3600 MHz
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Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro, TXTDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 550 (300 - 1100 MHz)
$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 6820HQIntel Core i7 6567U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 699     avg: 703     median: 704 (16%)     max: 706 Points
min: 355     avg: 359.5     median: 359.5 (8%)     max: 364 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 149     avg: 152     median: 153 (70%)     max: 154 Points
min: 142     avg: 143.6     median: 143.6 (66%)     max: 145.18 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 7.63     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (28%)     max: 7.7 Points
min: 3.8     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (14%)     max: 4.02 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (70%)     max: 1.74 Points
min: 1.63     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (68%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5401     avg: 5470     median: 5429 (59%)     max: 5580 Points
min: 5506     avg: 5549     median: 5549 (61%)     max: 5592 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 20682     avg: 20876.3     median: 20868 (42%)     max: 21079 Points
min: 12259     avg: 12367     median: 12367 (25%)     max: 12475 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 27072     avg: 27217     median: 27217 (36%)     max: 27362 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6965     avg: 6978     median: 6978 (68%)     max: 6991 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 230.77     avg: 235.9     median: 235.9 (3%)     max: 241 seconds
min: 419.422     avg: 435.5     median: 435.5 (5%)     max: 451.6 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.77     avg: 7.9     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 8.03 seconds
min: 13.333     avg: 13.9     median: 13.9 (3%)     max: 14.4 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3187     avg: 3642     median: 3642 (43%)     max: 4097 KB/s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
9819 MIPS (21%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
3733 MIPS (54%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 44     avg: 44.2     median: 44.2 (1%)     max: 44.3 fps
24.1 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 160.9     avg: 164     median: 164 (61%)     max: 167 fps
128.8 fps (48%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
3.2 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.386     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (21%)     max: 0.41 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (11%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.665     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (23%)     max: 0.69 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (12%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.9 GB/s (20%)
1.9 GB/s (10%)
Blender 2.79 *
1243.6 Seconds (13%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6835     avg: 7008     median: 6866 (48%)     max: 7323 Points
4800 Points (33%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.5     median: 10.5 (2%)     max: 10.99 Seconds
11 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 23     avg: 23.6     median: 23.6 (1%)     max: 24.1 Seconds
25.1 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 561     avg: 571     median: 571 (3%)     max: 581 Seconds
584.9 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 24707     avg: 25336     median: 25336 (42%)     max: 25965 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 8943     avg: 9523.7     median: 9731 (52%)     max: 9897 points
5251 points (28%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 39574     avg: 39915     median: 39915 (26%)     max: 40256 Points
47495 Points (31%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
47567 Points (57%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
48991 Points (57%)
min: 46247     avg: 48810.5     median: 48810.5 (56%)     max: 51374 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7287     avg: 7356     median: 7350 (19%)     max: 7431 Points
min: 3985     avg: 3993     median: 3993 (10%)     max: 4001 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 9944     avg: 10113.3     median: 10096 (37%)     max: 10300 Points
min: 5773     avg: 5791.5     median: 5791.5 (21%)     max: 5810 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
13090 Points (42%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3668 Points (76%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
13856 Points (37%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3849 Points (78%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
43771 Points (15%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
13339 Points (48%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4257 Points (74%)
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4051 Points (64%)
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
8271 Points (23%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1833.8 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
84.2 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
19404 Points (39%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 6820HQ +
77.8 Watt (21%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 6820HQ +
35.9 Watt (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6820HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6567U → 82%

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