Intel Core i7-6820HQ Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-6820HQ was released in Q3/2015 and has 4 cores. The processor can process 8 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket BGA 1440. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i7-6820HQ achieved a result of 846 points (single-core) or 3,299 points (multi-core).
Intel Core i7-6820HQ

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Intel Core i7-6820HQ belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Intel Core i7-6820HQ.

Name: Intel Core i7-6820HQ
Family: Intel Core i7 (298)
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000H (15)
Architecture: Skylake H
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 6
Predecessor: --
Successor: Intel Core i7-7820HQ

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-6820HQ has 4 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-6820HQ is 2.70 GHz (3.60 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 8
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 3.20 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-6820HQ has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Intel Core i7-6820HQ has the Intel HD Graphics 530 installed, which has 24 streaming multiprocessors (192 shaders).

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 530
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.05 GHz
Compute units: 24
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2015
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-6820HQ supports a maximum of 64 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 34.1 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR3-1866
DDR4-2133
DDR3L-1600
34.1 GB/s
34.1 GB/s
25.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 64 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 20
PCIe Bandwidth: 19.7 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i7-6820HQ has a TDP of 45 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 45 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core i7-6820HQ is made in 14 nm and has 8.00 MB cache.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1440
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 8.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q3/2015
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-6820HQ have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
53
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
53
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
53
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
52
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
52
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
52
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
52

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
251
Intel Core i3-9100 Intel Core i3-9100
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
250
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
250
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
249
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
246
Intel Core i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
246
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
241

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 Core i3-8100 Intel Core i3-8100
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
912
Intel Core i5-4670 Intel Core i5-4670
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
908
Intel Core i5-4670K Intel Core i5-4670K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
908
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
903
Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
903
Intel Core i7-7820HQ Intel Core i7-7820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
903
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
900

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 Core i5-1035G4 Intel Core i5-1035G4
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
4332
Intel Core i7-1060NG7 Intel Core i7-1060NG7
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
4329
Intel Core i7-4770S Intel Core i7-4770S
4C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
4310
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4288
Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4288
Intel Core i7-7700HQ Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
4271
Intel Core i7-1060G7 Intel Core i7-1060G7
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
4260

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 D-2142IT Intel Xeon D-2142IT
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
850
Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405) Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
849
Intel Pentium G4400 Intel Pentium G4400
2C 2T @ 3.30 GHz
847
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
846
Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
846
Intel Core i5-7500T Intel Core i5-7500T
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
846
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4
10C 20T @ 3.10 GHz
846

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 i7-8665U Intel Core i7-8665U
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
3314
Intel Core i7-3940XM Intel Core i7-3940XM
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3310
Intel Core i7-4770S Intel Core i7-4770S
4C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
3310
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3299
Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3299
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3295
Intel Core i7-3820 Intel Core i7-3820
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3293

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1099
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
1098
Qualcomm QCM6490 Qualcomm QCM6490
8C 8T @ 2.71 GHz
1097
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1096
Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1096
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1095
AMD Athlon Silver 7120U AMD Athlon Silver 7120U
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
1093

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 Core i7-7700HQ Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
3689
Intel Core i5-7500 Intel Core i5-7500
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3685
Intel Core i7-5950HQ Intel Core i7-5950HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
3685
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3679
Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3679
Intel Core i7-4770HQ Intel Core i7-4770HQ
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
3666
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
3660

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.
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
360
Intel Celeron G5900 Intel Celeron G5900
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
358
Intel Core i7-7800X Intel Core i7-7800X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
358
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
357
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
357
Intel Pentium Gold G6400T Intel Pentium Gold G6400T
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
356
Intel Core i7-8705G Intel Core i7-8705G
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
355

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1769
Intel Xeon E7-8870 v2 Intel Xeon E7-8870 v2
15C 30T @ 2.90 GHz
1765
Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-8557U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1762
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1759
Intel Xeon E-2244G Intel Xeon E-2244G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1741
Intel Core i7-1068NG7 Intel Core i7-1068NG7
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1739
Intel Core i7-1068G7 Intel Core i7-1068G7
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1739

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 i7-5700HQ Intel Core i7-5700HQ
Intel HD Graphics 5600 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Pentium G4500 Intel Pentium G4500
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Pentium G4520 Intel Pentium G4520
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i5-10200H Intel Core i5-10200H
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i5-10500H Intel Core i5-10500H
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i3-9100TE Intel Core i3-9100TE
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
62
Intel Core i7-7700HQ Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
61
Intel Core i7-4870HQ Intel Core i7-4870HQ
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
60
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
59
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
59
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
59
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
59

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 3400GE AMD Ryzen 5 3400GE
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
8282
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400GE AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400GE
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
8280
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
8254
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
8236
Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
8236
Intel Core i3-10100E Intel Core i3-10100E
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
8235
Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5 Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
8228

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
458.6
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
458.6
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
460
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
471.7
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
473
Intel Core i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
476
Intel Core i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
477

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 Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
1725
Intel Core i7-2700K Intel Core i7-2700K
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1723
Intel Core i5-7600 Intel Core i5-7600
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1709
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
1704
Intel Core i7-3740QM Intel Core i7-3740QM
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
1700
Intel Core i5-1035G4 Intel Core i5-1035G4
4C 8T @ 1.10 GHz
1700
Intel Core i7-3840QM Intel Core i7-3840QM
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
1699

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 E3-1270 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
153
Intel Xeon E3-1275 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1275 v3
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
153
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
153
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
152
AMD Ryzen 7 2700E AMD Ryzen 7 2700E
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
152
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
152
Intel Pentium Gold G5400 Intel Pentium Gold G5400
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
152

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.
AMD FX-9370 AMD FX-9370
8C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
699
Intel Core i5-8400T Intel Core i5-8400T
6C 6T @ 2.80 GHz
696
Intel Core i7-4980HQ Intel Core i7-4980HQ
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
695
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
694
Intel Core i7-6820HK Intel Core i7-6820HK
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
694
Intel Core i7-6770HQ Intel Core i7-6770HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
692
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
692

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