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Intel Core i7-6970HQ vs Intel Core i7-6770HQ

Intel Core i7-6970HQ

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The Intel Core i7-6970HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Skylake architecture and was introduced in the beginning of 2016. Besides four CPU cores including Hyperthreading, which are clocked between 2.8-3.7 GHz (probable Turbo steps: 4 cores: up to 3.3 GHz, 2 cores: up to 3.5 GHz), the processor also includes a very fast graphics unit. The Iris Pro Graphics 580 (GT4e) has 72 EUs as well as 128 MB eDRAM cache, which can also be used by the CPU cores. It is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Contrary to other models like the Core i7-6920HQ, the i7-6970HQ does have a much faster GPU, but neither supports the instruction set extensions TSX-NI nor vPro.

Architecture

Intel uses Skylake to replace both Broadwell as well as Haswell and therefore uses one core design for all TDP classes between 4.5-45 Watts. Several improvements of the Skylake architecture include bigger Out-to-Order-Buffer, optimizations for pre-fetching as well as bigger gains by Hyperthreading. However, the changes are small for a "Tock" – a new micro architecture – in general, so the per-MHz performance is only between 5-10 % (compared to Haswell) or less than 5 % higher (compared to Broadwell), respectively.

The i7-6970HQ also benefits from the additional eDRAM cache in some cases, which can accelerate memory-heavy applications in particular.

Performance

Thanks to the additional eDRAM cache, the i7-6970HQ should even compete with the higher-clocked i7-6920HQ and is therefore one of the fastest notebook processors in the beginning of 2016. Even the most demanding applications and excessive multi-tasking are no problem for the high-end CPU.

Graphics

The integrated GPU with the designation Iris Pro Graphics 580 (also known as "GT4e") represents the fastest version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). 72 Execution Units (EUs) run at 350 up to 1050 MHz and allow a performance comparable to a dedicated mainstream chip. The GPU might be able to compete with a GeForce 945M under perfect conditions and it is therefore the fastest iGPU on the market by a pretty big margin. Modern games from 2015/2016 can usually be played smoothly at medium settings. More information about the performance and the features is available on our dedicated page for the Iris Pro Graphics 580.

Power Consumption

According to its TDP of 45 Watts, the chip is primarily designed for bigger notebooks starting with 15-inch screens. The TDP can optionally be reduced to 35 Watts (cTDP down), but this would obviously affect the performance.

Intel Core i7-6770HQ

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The Intel Core i7-6770HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Skylake architecture and was introduced in the beginning of 2016. Besides four CPU cores including Hyperthreading, which are clocked between 2.6-3.5 GHz (probable Turbo steps: 4 cores: up to 3.1 GHz, 2 cores: up to 3.3 GHz), the processor also includes a very fast graphics unit. The Iris Pro Graphics 580 (GT4e) has 72 EUs as well as 128 MB eDRAM cache, which can also be used by the CPU cores. It is manufactured using a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Contrary to other models like the Core i7-6700HQ, the i7-6770HQ does have a much faster GPU.

Architecture

Intel uses Skylake to replace both Broadwell as well as Haswell and therefore uses one core design for all TDP classes between 4.5-45 Watts. Several improvements of the Skylake architecture include bigger Out-to-Order-Buffer, optimizations for pre-fetching as well as bigger gains by Hyperthreading. However, the changes are small for a "Tock" – a new micro architecture – in general, so the per-MHz performance is only between 5-10 % (compared to Haswell) or less than 5 % higher (compared to Broadwell), respectively.

The i7-6770HQ also benefits from the additional eDRAM cache in some cases, which can accelerate memory-heavy applications in particular.

Performance

Thanks to the additional eDRAM cache, the i7-6770HQ should even compete with the similarly clocked i7-6700HQ and is therefore one of the fastest notebook processors in the beginning of 2016. Even the most demanding applications and excessive multi-tasking are no problem for the high-end CPU.

Graphics

The integrated GPU with the designation Iris Pro Graphics 580 (also known as "GT4e") represents the fastest version of the Skylake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). 72 Execution Units (EUs) run at 350 up to 950 MHz and allow a performance comparable to a dedicated mainstream chip. The GPU might be able to compete with a GeForce 945M under perfect conditions and it is therefore the fastest iGPU on the market by a pretty big margin. Modern games from 2015/2016 can usually be played smoothly at medium settings. More information about the performance and the features is available on our dedicated page for the Iris Pro Graphics 580.

Power Consumption

According to its TDP of 45 Watts, the chip is primarily designed for bigger notebooks starting with 15-inch screens. The TDP can optionally be reduced to 35 Watts (cTDP down), but this would obviously affect the performance.

Intel Core i7-6970HQIntel Core i7-6770HQ
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
SkylakeSkylake
Series: Core i7 Skylake
Intel Core i7-6920HQ compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-6970HQ2.8 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6770HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U compare3.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U compare2.6 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6920HQ compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6970HQ2.8 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6870HQ compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HK compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-6820HQ compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-6770HQ2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6700HQ compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-6567U compare3.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6600U compare2.6 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6650U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6560U compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
2800 - 3700 MHz2600 - 3500 MHz
256 KB256 KB
1 MB1 MB
8 MB6 MB
4 / 84 / 8
45 45
14 14
100 °C100 °C
BGABGA
Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, TXTDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, TXT
iGPUIntel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (350 - 1050 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (350 - 950 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$623 U.S.$434 U.S.
Intel Core i7 6970HQIntel Core i7 6770HQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 6770HQ +
711 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 6770HQ +
min: 130     avg: 135     median: 134.5 (49%)     max: 139 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 6770HQ +
7.8 Points (14%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 6770HQ +
1.7 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 6770HQ +
5536 (49%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 6770HQ +
21075 (34%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 6770HQ +
226 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 6770HQ +
7.3 s (1%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
100%
1 6770HQ +
6069 MIPS (4%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
100%
1 6770HQ +
2480 MIPS (36%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 6770HQ +
43.5 fps (20%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 6770HQ +
165 fps (49%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
100%
1 6770HQ +
1.7 fps (4%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 6770HQ +
0.4 GB/s (13%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 6770HQ +
0.7 GB/s (14%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 6770HQ +
3.9 GB/s (14%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 6770HQ +
10.6 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 6770HQ +
23.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 6770HQ +
539 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 6770HQ +
9379 Points (34%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 6770HQ +
45610 Points (29%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 6770HQ +
45730 Points (49%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 6770HQ +
49105 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 6770HQ +
6378 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 6770HQ +
10210 Points (26%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6770HQ +
2641 (33%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6770HQ +
5056 (6%)

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