Intel Core i7-6700HQ vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

Intel Core i7-6700HQ
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

General info

Comparing Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.34
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Achitecture codename
Skylake
 
Zen+
Release date
1 September 2015
 
6 January 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$378
 
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Price now
$378
 
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Technical specs

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
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
3.5 GHz
 
2.1 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
128K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
6 MB
 
1 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
122 mm2
 
209.78 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
n/d
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

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
1
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCBGA1440
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
15 Watt

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
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
My WiFi
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
Smart Response
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
n/d
OS Guard
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

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
 
DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
35.76 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz)
 
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1200 MHz)
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
n/d
Max video memory
64 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
n/d

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
+
 
n/d
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
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OpenGL
4.5
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-6700HQ and Ryzen 5 3500U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
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Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
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Benchmark performance

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

3DMark06 CPU

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

wPrime 32

Core i7-6700HQ 8 +67.3%
Ryzen 5 3500U 13

WinRAR 4.0

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

TrueCrypt AES

Core i7-6700HQ 4
Ryzen 5 3500U 4 +15.8%

Geekbench 2

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

Passmark

Core i7-6700HQ 8132 +0.8%
Ryzen 5 3500U 8068

Gaming performance

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
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

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)
ECCMemory

So, Core i7-6700HQ or Ryzen 5 3500U?

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