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Intel Core i7-6920HQ vs Intel Core i7-6567U 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 i7-6567U

► remove from comparison Intel 6567U

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 i7-6560U

► remove from comparison Intel 6560U

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.

ModelIntel Core i7-6920HQIntel Core i7-6567UIntel Core i7-6560U
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameSkylakeSkylakeSkylake
Series: Core i7 Skylake
» Intel Core i7-6920HQ2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ2.8 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U3.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U2.6 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ2.8 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-6567U3.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U2.6 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ2.8 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U3.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U2.6 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-6560U2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock2900 - 3800 MHz3300 - 3600 MHz2200 - 3200 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache8 MB4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 42 / 4
TDP45 Watt28 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
Die Size122 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketBGABGABGA
FeaturesDual-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-NIDual-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)Intel Iris Graphics 540 (300 - 1050 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 6920HQIntel Core i7 6567UIntel Core i7 6560U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - 6567U
28.7 pt (32%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 6567U +
367 Points (42%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 6567U +
883 Points (4%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 729     avg: 735     median: 734.5 (8%)     max: 740 Points
min: 355     avg: 359.5     median: 359.5 (4%)     max: 364 Points
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min: 303     avg: 311.7     median: 314 (3%)     max: 318 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 156     avg: 159.5     median: 159.5 (49%)     max: 163 Points
min: 142     avg: 143.6     median: 143.6 (44%)     max: 145.2 Points
min: 130     avg: 131.7     median: 132 (40%)     max: 133 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
7.9 Points (11%)
min: 3.8     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (6%)     max: 4.02 Points
3.5 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.9 Points (6%)
min: 1.63     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (5%)     max: 1.7 Points
1.5 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5906 Points (48%)
min: 5506     avg: 5549     median: 5549 (45%)     max: 5592 Points
5054 Points (41%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
22527 Points (26%)
min: 12259     avg: 12367     median: 12367 (14%)     max: 12475 Points
11205 Points (13%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
326 s (4%)
min: 419.4     avg: 435.5     median: 435.5 (5%)     max: 451.6 s
482.9 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
10.2 s (2%)
min: 13.33     avg: 13.9     median: 13.9 (3%)     max: 14.4 s
14.6 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 6920HQ +
4274 Points (25%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
100%
1 6567U +
9819 MIPS (6%)
90%
1 6560U +
8885 MIPS (5%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
100%
1 6567U +
3733 MIPS (45%)
91%
1 6560U +
3396 MIPS (41%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
45.3 fps (17%)
24.1 fps (9%)
20.3 fps (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
176.5 fps (41%)
128.8 fps (30%)
110 fps (26%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
100%
1 6567U +
3.2 fps (7%)
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79%
1 6560U +
2.5 fps (5%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.7 GB/s (0%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.2 GB/s (0%)
1.9 GB/s (0%)
1.9 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
100%
1 6567U +
2451 Seconds (43%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 6567U +
1244 Seconds (9%)
98%
1 6560U +
1505 Seconds (11%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 6920HQ +
7807 Points (17%)
61%
1 6567U +
4800 Points (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
10.2 s (2%)
11 s (2%)
11.8 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
22.9 s (1%)
25.1 s (1%)
26.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
559 s (2%)
585 s (3%)
618 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 6920HQ +
25990 Points (24%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
8791 Points (24%)
5251 Points (14%)
min: 4255     avg: 4408     median: 4399 (12%)     max: 4570 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 6567U +
47495 Points (31%)
85%
1 6560U +
min: 36243     avg: 39493     median: 40569 (26%)     max: 41667 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 6567U +
47567 Points (39%)
77%
1 6560U +
36774 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 6567U +
min: 46247     avg: 48811     median: 48810.5 (41%)     max: 51374 Points
90%
1 6560U +
44124 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
7239 Points (18%)
min: 3985     avg: 3993     median: 3993 (10%)     max: 4001 Points
min: 3351     avg: 3413     median: 3379 (9%)     max: 3509 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
10016 Points (19%)
min: 5773     avg: 5792     median: 5791.5 (11%)     max: 5810 Points
min: 5007     avg: 5036     median: 5035.5 (9%)     max: 5064 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 6567U +
2078 Points (10%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6567U +
970 Points (42%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6567U +
2117 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6567U +
4051 Points (42%)
96%
1 6560U +
3903 Points (40%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6567U +
8271 Points (9%)
94%
1 6560U +
7776 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
4484 Points (69%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
14147 Points (34%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
13821 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
3646 Points (71%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
14513 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
3814 Points (62%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 6920HQ +
972 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 6920HQ +
70.7 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 6920HQ +
39548 Points (41%)
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
100%
1 6567U +
109.3 Points (34%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
100%
1 6567U +
723 Points (28%)

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6567U → 72% n=19

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

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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