Intel Core i7-6820HK vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

Intel Core i7-6820HK
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

General info

Comparing Core i7-6820HK and Ryzen 5 3500U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Skylake
 
Picasso
Release date
1 September 2015
 
6 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$378
 
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Technical specs

Core i7-6820HK 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 i7-6820HK 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
Base frequency
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2.1 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
3.7 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
128K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
8 MB
 
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
122 mm2
 
209.78 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
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Transistor count
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4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-6820HK 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
 
FP5
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-6820HK 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
 
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AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
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My WiFi
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
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Hyper-Threading
+
 
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TSX
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
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Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
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Smart Response
+
 
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Security technologies

Core i7-6820HK and Ryzen 5 3500U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
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EDB
+
 
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Secure Key
+
 
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MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
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OS Guard
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-6820HK and Ryzen 5 3500U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
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VT-x
+
 
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EPT
+
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-6820HK and Ryzen 5 3500U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
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 i7-6820HK and Ryzen 5 3500U.
Max video memory
64 GB
 
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Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
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Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
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InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-6820HK and Ryzen 5 3500U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
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eDP
+
 
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DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
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Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-6820HK and Ryzen 5 3500U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
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Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
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Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over VGA
N/A
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-6820HK 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 i7-6820HK and Ryzen 5 3500U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-6820HK and Ryzen 5 3500U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-6820HK 8.69
Ryzen 5 3500U 8.87 +2.1%

3DMark06 CPU

i7-6820HK 7410 +24.5%
Ryzen 5 3500U 5951

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-6820HK 5653 +24%
Ryzen 5 3500U 4558

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-6820HK 21165 +22.8%
Ryzen 5 3500U 17231

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-6820HK 2 +4.8%
Ryzen 5 3500U 2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-6820HK 8 +2.6%
Ryzen 5 3500U 8

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i7-6820HK 152 +6.3%
Ryzen 5 3500U 143

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i7-6820HK 709 +9.2%
Ryzen 5 3500U 649

wPrime 32

i7-6820HK 7 +76%
Ryzen 5 3500U 13

WinRAR 4.0

i7-6820HK 5314 +116.5%
Ryzen 5 3500U 2455

x264 encoding pass 1

i7-6820HK 166 +23%
Ryzen 5 3500U 135

x264 encoding pass 2

i7-6820HK 44 +12.8%
Ryzen 5 3500U 39

TrueCrypt AES

i7-6820HK 4
Ryzen 5 3500U 4 +12.8%

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

i7-6820HK 3819 +10.9%
Ryzen 5 3500U 3443

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

i7-6820HK 13486 +3.4%
Ryzen 5 3500U 13040

Passmark

i7-6820HK 7062
Ryzen 5 3500U 7207 +2.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-6820HK and Ryzen 5 3500U. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
43 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-6820HK 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 i7-6820HK

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)
Unlocked
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

2.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (6 January 2019 vs 1 September 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 45 watts)
ECCMemory

So, Core i7-6820HK or Ryzen 5 3500U?

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