Core i7-6660U vs Core i7-7700HQ specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-7700HQ performs better than the Core i7-6660U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-6660U in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-7700HQ has significantly more cores than the Core i7-6660U. Indeed the Core i7-7700HQ has 2 compared to 4 found in the Core i7-6660U. It also has more threads than the Core i7-6660U. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-7700HQ has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-6660U. Also, the Core i7-7700HQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-6660U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-7700HQ CPU because of its significantly 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. Indeed, the Core i7-6660U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.