Core i5-6440HQ vs Core i7-4870HQ specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Core i7-4870HQ beats the Core i5-6440HQ in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i5-6440HQ has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Core i7-4870HQ has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i5-6440HQ has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-4870HQ. Despite this, the Core i7-4870HQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-6440HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-4870HQ CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the Core i5-6440HQ has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.