Intel Core i7-8557U vs. Intel Core i7-6870HQ

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-8557U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-6870HQ
Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-6870HQ
1.70 GHz Frequency 2.70 GHz
4.50 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 3.60 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 3.20 GHz
4 Cores 4
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
normal Core architecture normal
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 GPU Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.00 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 9
14 nm Technology 14 nm
12 DirectX Version 12.0
3 Max. displays 3
48 Execution units 72
384 Shader 576
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode
Coffee Lake U Architecture Skylake-M
DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, LPDDR3-2133 Memory DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM
2 Memory channels 2
Max. Memory
No ECC No
L2 Cache
8.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 20
14 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
BGA 1528 Socket BGA 1440
15W TDP (PL1) 45W
Yes AES-NI Yes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q3/2019 Release date Q1/2016
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-8557U
4x 1.70 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
439 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4x 2.70 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-8557U
4x 1.70 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
1762 (100%)
Amazon
Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4x 2.70 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-8557U
4x 1.70 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
189 (100%)
Amazon
Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4x 2.70 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-8557U
4x 1.70 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
705 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4x 2.70 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-8557U
4x 1.70 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
1078 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4x 2.70 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-8557U
4x 1.70 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
3945 (100%)
Amazon
Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4x 2.70 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-8557U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 @ 1.15 GHz
883 (77%)
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Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 @ 1.00 GHz
1152 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-6870HQ
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2019) Unknown

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