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Intel Core i7-6920HQ vs Intel Core i7-6567U vs Intel Core i7-6820HQ

Intel Core i7-6920HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 6920HQ

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 i7-6820HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 6820HQ

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.

ModelIntel Core i7-6920HQIntel Core i7-6567UIntel Core i7-6820HQ
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 MHz2700 - 3600 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache8 MB4 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 44 / 8
TDP45 Watt28 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
Die Size122 mm2122 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, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro, TXT
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 550 (300 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 6920HQIntel Core i7 6567UIntel Core i7 6820HQ
$378 U.S.

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: 699     avg: 703     median: 704 (7%)     max: 706 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: 149     avg: 152     median: 153 (47%)     max: 154 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
min: 7.63     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (11%)     max: 7.7 Points
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
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (5%)     max: 1.74 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5906 Points (48%)
min: 5506     avg: 5549     median: 5549 (45%)     max: 5592 Points
min: 5401     avg: 5470     median: 5429 (44%)     max: 5580 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
22527 Points (26%)
min: 12259     avg: 12367     median: 12367 (14%)     max: 12475 Points
min: 20682     avg: 20876     median: 20868 (24%)     max: 21079 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 6820HQ +
min: 27072     avg: 27217     median: 27217 (21%)     max: 27362 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 6820HQ +
min: 6965     avg: 6978     median: 6978 (38%)     max: 6991 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
326 s (4%)
min: 419.4     avg: 435.5     median: 435.5 (5%)     max: 451.6 s
min: 230.8     avg: 235.9     median: 235.9 (3%)     max: 241 s
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
min: 7.77     avg: 7.9     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 8.03 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 6920HQ +
4274 Points (25%)
85%
1 6820HQ +
min: 3187     avg: 3642     median: 3642 (21%)     max: 4097 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
100%
1 6567U +
9819 MIPS (6%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
100%
1 6567U +
3733 MIPS (45%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
45.3 fps (17%)
24.1 fps (9%)
min: 44     avg: 44.2     median: 44.2 (17%)     max: 44.3 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
176.5 fps (41%)
128.8 fps (30%)
min: 160.9     avg: 164     median: 164 (39%)     max: 167 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
100%
1 6567U +
3.2 fps (7%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.386     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.41 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.7 GB/s (0%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.665     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.69 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.2 GB/s (0%)
1.9 GB/s (0%)
3.9 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%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
7807 Points (17%)
4800 Points (10%)
min: 6835     avg: 7008     median: 6866 (15%)     max: 7323 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
10.2 s (2%)
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 *
22.9 s (1%)
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 *
559 s (2%)
585 s (3%)
min: 561     avg: 571     median: 571 (3%)     max: 581 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 6920HQ +
25990 Points (24%)
97%
1 6820HQ +
min: 24707     avg: 25336     median: 25336 (24%)     max: 25965 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
8791 Points (24%)
5251 Points (14%)
min: 8943     avg: 9524     median: 9731 (27%)     max: 9897 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 6567U +
47495 Points (31%)
84%
1 6820HQ +
min: 39574     avg: 39915     median: 39915 (26%)     max: 40256 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 6567U +
47567 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 6567U +
min: 46247     avg: 48811     median: 48810.5 (41%)     max: 51374 Points
100%
1 6820HQ +
48991 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
7239 Points (18%)
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
10016 Points (19%)
min: 5773     avg: 5792     median: 5791.5 (11%)     max: 5810 Points
min: 9944     avg: 10113     median: 10096 (19%)     max: 10300 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 6567U +
2078 Points (10%)
195%
1 6820HQ +
4047 Points (20%)
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%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6567U +
8271 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
4484 Points (69%)
95%
1 6820HQ +
4257 Points (66%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
14147 Points (34%)
94%
1 6820HQ +
13339 Points (32%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
13821 Points (25%)
95%
1 6820HQ +
13090 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
3646 Points (71%)
101%
1 6820HQ +
3668 Points (72%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
14513 Points (23%)
95%
1 6820HQ +
13856 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6920HQ +
3814 Points (62%)
101%
1 6820HQ +
3849 Points (63%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 6920HQ +
972 ms (1%)
99%
1 6820HQ +
1834 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 6920HQ +
70.7 ms (1%)
100%
1 6820HQ +
84.2 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 6920HQ +
39548 Points (41%)
49%
1 6820HQ +
19404 Points (20%)
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
100%
1 6567U +
109.3 Points (34%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
100%
1 6567U +
723 Points (28%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 6820HQ +
77.8 Watt (13%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 6820HQ +
35.9 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
100%
1 6820HQ +
19.6 Points per Watt (23%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6920HQ → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6567U → 71% n=20

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-6820HQ → 97% n=20

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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