Intel Core i7-8750H vs Intel Core i7-6820HQ

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i7 6 core CPU vs Intel 6th Generation Core i7 4 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

41 %
46% significantly better overall score
28 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

58 %
28% slightly better gaming score
45 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

36 %
56% significantly better multitasking score
23 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

35 %
59% significantly better heavy workload score
22 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4,441
41% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
3,130

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

974
18% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
825

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
49% significantly more cores
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
49% significantly more threads
8

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
22% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
13% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
Identical
45 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
Identical
16

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
Identical
64 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

440th of 1,327
627th of 1,327

Family

The product line

8th Generation Core i7
6th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2018
August 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2666
DDR4-2133

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i7-8750H vs Core i7-6820HQ specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-8750H is faster than the Core i7-6820HQ. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-6820HQ in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i7-8750H has significantly more cores with 6 cores compared to the Core i7-6820HQ that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i7-6820HQ. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-6820HQ has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-8750H. Despite this, the Core i7-8750H has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). 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. Indeed, the Core i7-8750H has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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