Intel Core i7-6920HQ vs Intel Core i7-6560U

Intel Core i7-6920HQ

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The Intel Core i7-6920HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for notebooks. It's the top-model of the Skylake series and has been presented in September 2015. In addition to four CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.9 - 3.8 GHz (4 cores: max. 3.4 GHz, 2 cores: max. 3.6 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.

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

According to the specified clock rates and the improved architecture, the Core i7-6920HQ should perform roughly on par with the former, slightly higher clocked Core i7-4910MQ (Haswell). Under long-lasting full load, the Skylake chip might take the lead, 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 Core i7-6920HQ 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 i7-6560U

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The Intel Core i7-6560U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Skylake architecture and has been launched in September 2015. The CPU can be found in ultrabooks as well as normal notebooks.. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.2 - 3.2 GHz (2 cores: max. 3.1 GHz), the chip also integrates an Iris Graphics 540 GPU with 64 MB of dedicated eDRAM memory and 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 i7-6560U should perform similar to a Core i5-4300M (Haswell, 37 W) and slightly beat the Core i7-5600U (Broadwell, 15 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated graphics unit called Iris Graphics 540 represents the "GT3e" version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). The 48 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 1050 MHz and offer (thanks to the fast eDRAM cache) a performance sligthly above a dedicated GeForce 920M. 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 540.

Power Consumption

Specified at a TDP of 15 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for small notebooks and ultrabooks (11-inches and above). Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 9.5 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance and allowing even more compact designs.

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Intel Core i7-6820HQ compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U compare3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U compare2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U compare2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ2900 - 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 i7-6820HQ compare2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ compare2600 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U compare3300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U compare2600 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U compare2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-6560U2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 729     avg: 735     median: 734.5 (17%)     max: 740 Points
min: 303     avg: 312     median: 314 (7%)     max: 318 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 156     avg: 160     median: 159.5 (71%)     max: 163 Points
min: 130     avg: 132     median: 132 (59%)     max: 133 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
7.9 Points (18%)
3.5 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.9 Points (72%)
1.5 Points (59%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
5906 Points (61%)
5054 Points (52%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
22527 Points (38%)
11205 Points (19%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
326 seconds (4%)
483 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
10.2 seconds (2%)
14.6 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 6920HQ +
4274 KB/s (44%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
100%
1 6560U +
8885 MIPS (9%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
100%
1 6560U +
3396 MIPS (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
45.3 fps (27%)
20.3 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
176 fps (61%)
110 fps (38%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
100%
1 6560U +
2.5 fps (9%)
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (1%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
4.2 GB/s (0%)
1.9 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 6560U +
1505 Seconds (11%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 6920HQ +
7807 Points (52%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
10.2 Seconds (2%)
11.8 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
22.9 Seconds (1%)
26.8 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
559 Seconds (2%)
618 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 6920HQ +
25990 Points (36%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
8791 points (40%)
min: 4255     avg: 4408     median: 4399 (20%)     max: 4570 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 6560U +
min: 36243     avg: 39493     median: 40569 (26%)     max: 41667 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 6560U +
36774 Points (44%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 6560U +
44124 Points (51%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
7239 Points (18%)
min: 3351     avg: 3413     median: 3379 (9%)     max: 3509 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
10016 Points (31%)
min: 5007     avg: 5036     median: 5035.5 (16%)     max: 5064 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 6920HQ +
13821 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 6920HQ +
3646 Points (75%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 6920HQ +
14513 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 6920HQ +
3814 Points (78%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 6920HQ +
4484 Points (71%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 6920HQ +
14147 Points (34%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 6560U +
3903 Points (61%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 6560U +
7776 Points (13%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 6920HQ +
972 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 6920HQ +
70.7 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 6920HQ +
39548 Points (75%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6920HQ → 100% n=19

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6560U → 67% n=19

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)