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Intel Core i7-6820HQ

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.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameSkylake
Series: Core i7 Skylake
Intel Core i7-6920HQ compare2900 - 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 i7-6820HQ2700 - 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 i7-6560U compare2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-6500U compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate2700 - 3600 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size122 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro, TXT
GPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$378 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 6820HQ

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 699     avg: 703     median: 704 (16%)     max: 706 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 149     avg: 152     median: 153 (67%)     max: 154 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 7.63     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (18%)     max: 7.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (67%)     max: 1.74 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5401     avg: 5470     median: 5429 (56%)     max: 5580 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 20682     avg: 20876     median: 20868 (35%)     max: 21079 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 27072     avg: 27217     median: 27217 (32%)     max: 27362 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6965     avg: 6978     median: 6978 (61%)     max: 6991 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 230.77     avg: 236     median: 235.9 (3%)     max: 241 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 7.77     avg: 7.9     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 8.03 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3187     avg: 3642     median: 3642 (37%)     max: 4097 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 44     avg: 44.2     median: 44.2 (26%)     max: 44.3 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 160.9     avg: 164     median: 164 (57%)     max: 167 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.386     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.41 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.665     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.69 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.9 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 6835     avg: 7008     median: 6866 (46%)     max: 7323 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.5     median: 10.5 (2%)     max: 10.99 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 23     avg: 23.6     median: 23.6 (1%)     max: 24.1 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 561     avg: 571     median: 571 (3%)     max: 581 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 24707     avg: 25336     median: 25336 (35%)     max: 25965 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 8943     avg: 9524     median: 9731 (44%)     max: 9897 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 39574     avg: 39915     median: 39915 (26%)     max: 40256 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7287     avg: 7356     median: 7350 (19%)     max: 7431 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 9944     avg: 10113     median: 10096 (32%)     max: 10300 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1834 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
84.2 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
19404 Points (37%)
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Core i7 6820HQ processor

Apple MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.7 GHz, 455) (AMD Radeon Pro 455, 15.4")
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.7 GHz, 455) Notebook Review - Review
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.7 GHz, 455) - External Review

Dell Precision 15 5510-3MH3G (NVIDIA Quadro M1000M, 15.6")
» Dell Precision 15 5510-3MH3G - External Review

HP ZBook 17 G3-T7V64ET (NVIDIA Quadro M3000M, 17.3")
» HP ZBook 17 G3-T7V64ET - External Review

HP ZBook Studio G3 (NVIDIA Quadro M1000M, 15.6")
» HP ZBook Studio G3 Workstation Review - Review
» HP ZBook Studio G3 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900-17ISK-80Q1004QGE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 17.3")
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y900-17ISK-80Q1004QGE - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad P50 (NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, 15.6")
» Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Workstation Review - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad P50 - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad P70 (NVIDIA Quadro M3000M, 17.3")
» Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Workstation Review - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad P70 - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad P70-20ER003NGE (NVIDIA Quadro M600M, 17.3")
» Lenovo ThinkPad P70-20ER003NGE - External Review

Microsoft Surface Studio 45U-00005 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 28")
» Microsoft Surface Studio 45U-00005 - External Review

MSI GT83VR 6RF-011ES TITAN SLI (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, 18.4")
» MSI GT83VR 6RF-011ES TITAN SLI - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7

» Intel Core i7 i7-8809G
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 i7-8709G
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 i7-8706G
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 i7-8705G
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4940MX
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6920HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5950HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6970HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6870HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4980HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5850HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3940XM
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5700HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5750HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6820HK
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6820HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6770HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4900MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4960HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6700HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4810MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4870HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 i7-8665U
   1.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3920XM
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4800MQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4950HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4860HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4720HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3840QM
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4850HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4710HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4710MQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4770HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3740QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4722HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4712MQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4750HQ
   2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3635QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3630QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4702HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4702MQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2860QM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2920XM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2820QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3612QM
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2720QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2675QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2670QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6567U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5557U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4610M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 940XM
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4600M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4578U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3540M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4558U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6560U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3520M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 6500U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5500U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 5550U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2620M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4600U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4650U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3687U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4510U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 820QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 i7-8500Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3667U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4500U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 4550U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 740QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3