Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 vs Intel Core i7-6700HQ

Last updated:

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-6700HQ
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 or Intel Core i7-6700HQ - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 was released in Q4/2015.

The Intel Core i7-6700HQ has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.50 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-6700HQ was released in Q3/2015.
Intel Xeon E3 (43) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
Intel Xeon E3 v5 (17) CPU group Intel Core i 6000H (15)
5 Generation 6
Skylake S Architecture Skylake H
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Intel Core i7-5700HQ
-- Successor Intel Core i7-7700HQ

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.80 GHz (3.70 GHz). The Intel Core i7-6700HQ has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz).

Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Characteristic Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.80 GHz Frequency 2.60 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.50 GHz
3.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.20 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Characteristic Intel Core i7-6700HQ
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel HD Graphics P530 GPU Intel HD Graphics 530
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.05 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.05 GHz
9 GPU Generation 9
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Compute units 24
192 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics P530 GPU Intel HD Graphics 530
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-6700HQ can connect up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Characteristic Intel Core i7-6700HQ
LPDDR3-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR3L-1600 Memory LPDDR3-1866, DDR4-2133
64 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 20
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 19.7 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 has a TDP of 45 W, that of the Intel Core i7-6700HQ is 45 W.

Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Characteristic Intel Core i7-6700HQ
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 45 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
35 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 has a 8.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i7-6700HQ cache has a total of 6.00 MB.

Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Characteristic Intel Core i7-6700HQ
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
BGA 1440 Socket BGA 1440
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q4/2015 Release date Q3/2015
434 $ Release price --
show more data show more data


Rate these processors

Here you can rate the Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 to help other visitors make their purchasing decisions. The average rating is 3.0 stars (1 ratings). Rate now:
Here you can rate the Intel Core i7-6700HQ to help other visitors make their purchasing decisions. The average rating is 4.1 stars (14 ratings). Rate now:


Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (87%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 (98%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (92%)

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 Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1004 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
806 (80%)

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 Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
3859 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3079 (80%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1308 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1128 (86%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
4296 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3894 (91%)

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 Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
Intel HD Graphics P530 @ 1.05 GHz
403 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.05 GHz
403 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
7014 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
6520 (93%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
1563 (91%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
1725 (100%)

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 Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
157 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
148 (94%)

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 Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
716 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
692 (97%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
896 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4193 (100%)

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 Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1651 (100%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
540.3 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
325 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Core i7-6700HQ
Unknown Unknown

Popular comparisons containing this CPUs

1. Intel Core i7-7500UIntel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-7500U vs Intel Core i7-6700HQ
2. Intel Core i7-6700HQIntel Core i5-7300HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ vs Intel Core i5-7300HQ
3. Intel Core i7-6820HQIntel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Core i7-6820HQ vs Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4. Intel Core i7-6700HQIntel Core i5-6300HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ vs Intel Core i5-6300HQ
5. Intel Core i7-7700HQIntel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-7700HQ vs Intel Core i7-6700HQ
6. Intel Core i7-6700HQIntel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i7-6700HQ vs Intel Core i5-8250U
7. Intel Core i7-8550UIntel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-8550U vs Intel Core i7-6700HQ
8. Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5Intel Core i7-7700HQ Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 vs Intel Core i7-7700HQ
9. Intel Core i7-6700HQIntel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i7-6700HQ vs Intel Core i5-7200U
10. Intel Core i7-7820HQIntel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Core i7-7820HQ vs Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5


back to index