Intel Core i7-6700HQ

Intel Core i7-6700HQ Benchmark

Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 4 core Intel 6th Generation Core i7 BGA 1440 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-6700HQ good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

25 %
Average score from 11 samples
Low uncertainty
495th of 1,219
39th of 1,219
11 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.



25 %



40 %



21 %

Heavy Workloads


20 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (multi)

Geekbench (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench (single)

Geekbench (single)

Single threaded benchmark

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i7-6700HQ compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i5-10400F
49 %
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
28 %
Intel Core i5-6600K
28 %
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
25 %
Intel Core i5-7400
22 %
Intel Core i5-10210U
20 %
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
16 %


Clock Speed 2.6 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.5 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 8
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket BGA 1440
Family 6th Generation Core i7
Memory Type DDR4-2133
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 64 GiB
Release Date 2015-08-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 45 W

Intel Core i7-6700HQ

The Core i7-6700HQ is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2015. This chip has an average overall score at 25% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a good processor for gaming, with a score of 40%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-6700HQ scores 21% and 20% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-6700HQ has 4 cores and 8 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.5 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i7-6700HQ makes use of DDR4-2133 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 64 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 45 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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