Intel Core i7-6700HQ vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
Comparing Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
128K (per core)
512K (per core)
1 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
Information on Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Yes with Intel® ME
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
35.76 GB / s
ECC memory support
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U.
Intel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1200 MHz)
Graphics max frequency
Max video memory
Clear Video HD
Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
Max resolution over eDP
Max resolution over DisplayPort
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Core i7-6700HQ 25.56 +0.8%
Ryzen 5 3500U 25.36
Core i7-6700HQ 7092 +3.4%
Ryzen 5 3500U 6857
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
Core i7-6700HQ 5419 +18.7%
Ryzen 5 3500U 4565
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
Core i7-6700HQ 20190 +14.9%
Ryzen 5 3500U 17578
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
Core i7-6700HQ 2
Ryzen 5 3500U 2 +0.6%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
Core i7-6700HQ 7
Ryzen 5 3500U 8 +1.3%
Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
Core i7-6700HQ 144 +1.4%
Ryzen 5 3500U 142
Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
Core i7-6700HQ 676 +2.4%
Ryzen 5 3500U 660
Core i7-6700HQ 8 +67.3%
Ryzen 5 3500U 13
Core i7-6700HQ 4618 +88.1%
Ryzen 5 3500U 2455
x264 encoding pass 1
Core i7-6700HQ 157 +16.3%
Ryzen 5 3500U 135
x264 encoding pass 2
Core i7-6700HQ 42 +7.7%
Ryzen 5 3500U 39
Core i7-6700HQ 4
Ryzen 5 3500U 4 +15.8%
Core i7-6700HQ 12333 +3.5%
Ryzen 5 3500U 11917
Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core
Core i7-6700HQ 3422 +5%
Ryzen 5 3500U 3258
Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
Core i7-6700HQ 12734
Ryzen 5 3500U 12999 +2.1%
Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core
Core i7-6700HQ 4234 +15.4%
Ryzen 5 3500U 3669
Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core
Core i7-6700HQ 12797 +20.8%
Ryzen 5 3500U 10597
Core i7-6700HQ 8132 +0.8%
Ryzen 5 3500U 8068
Let's see how good Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core i7-6700HQ
0.8% faster in synthetic tests
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
Much newer (6 January 2018 vs 1 September 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 45 watts)
So, Core i7-6700HQ or Ryzen 5 3500U?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i7-6700HQ and AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. The differences in performance seem too small.
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