Intel Core i7-6820HQ vs AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

Intel Core i7-6820HQ
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

General info

Comparing Core i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U 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
 
Zen
Release date
1 September 2015
 
10 January 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$378
 
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Technical specs

Core i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
384 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
2 MB
L3 cache
8 MB
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
122 mm2
 
246 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
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Transistor count
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4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U 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 i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U. 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
+
 
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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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SIPP
+
 
-
Smart Response
+
 
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Security technologies

Core i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U 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 i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U 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 i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
35.76 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz)
 
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 i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U 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 i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U 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 i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U 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 i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-6820HQ 8.77 +2.3%
Ryzen 5 2500U 8.57

3DMark06 CPU

i7-6820HQ 6866 +42.2%
Ryzen 5 2500U 4828

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-6820HQ 5429 +23.1%
Ryzen 5 2500U 4411

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-6820HQ 20868 +33.1%
Ryzen 5 2500U 15684

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-6820HQ 2 +8.2%
Ryzen 5 2500U 2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-6820HQ 8 +16.7%
Ryzen 5 2500U 7

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i7-6820HQ 153 +11.7%
Ryzen 5 2500U 137

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i7-6820HQ 704 +15.6%
Ryzen 5 2500U 609

wPrime 32

i7-6820HQ 8 +29.5%
Ryzen 5 2500U 10

WinRAR 4.0

i7-6820HQ 3642 +50.1%
Ryzen 5 2500U 2426

x264 encoding pass 1

i7-6820HQ 164 +35.5%
Ryzen 5 2500U 121

x264 encoding pass 2

i7-6820HQ 44 +25.7%
Ryzen 5 2500U 35

TrueCrypt AES

i7-6820HQ 4 +18.2%
Ryzen 5 2500U 3

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

i7-6820HQ 3668 +8.4%
Ryzen 5 2500U 3383

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

i7-6820HQ 13090 +15.8%
Ryzen 5 2500U 11301

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

i7-6820HQ 4257 +18.8%
Ryzen 5 2500U 3582

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

i7-6820HQ 13339 +39.7%
Ryzen 5 2500U 9548

Passmark

i7-6820HQ 6882 +2.2%
Ryzen 5 2500U 6731

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
42 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-6820HQ and Ryzen 5 2500U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-6820HQ

2.3% 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)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
SIPP
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

Much newer (10 January 2018 vs 1 September 2015)
Less power hungry (15 vs 45 watts)
ECCMemory

So, Core i7-6820HQ or Ryzen 5 2500U?

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