Intel Core i7-5700HQ vs Intel Core i7-5930K

Compare Intel 5th Generation Core i7 4 core CPU vs Intel Core X-series 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

34 %
47 %
38% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

54 %
65 %
20% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

27 %
42 %
55% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

26 %
40 %
53% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

94% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

12% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4 GHz
29% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
5% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

47 W
197% significantly lower TDP
140 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

150% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
64 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

533rd of 1,337
359th of 1,337


The product line

5th Generation Core i7
Core X-series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2015
August 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-5700HQ vs Core i7-5930K specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-5930K is faster than the Core i7-5700HQ. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-5700HQ in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-5930K has significantly more cores than the Core i7-5700HQ. Indeed, the Core i7-5930K has 6 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Core i7-5700HQ. It also has more threads than the Core i7-5700HQ. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-5930K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-5700HQ. Also, the Core i7-5930K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-5700HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-5930K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i7-5700HQ has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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