Core i5-6300HQ vs Core i7-4790 comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-4790 is faster than the Core i5-6300HQ. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-6300HQ in all gaming tests too.
When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i7-4790 has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-4790 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-6300HQ. Also, the Core i7-4790 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-6300HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-4790 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. For instance, the Core i5-6300HQ has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.