Intel Core i7-6920HQ vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

General info

Comparing Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.14
 
0.49
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
AMD Ryzen 7
Architecture codename
Skylake
 
Picasso
Release date
1 September 2015
 
6 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$568
 
no data
Price now
$2233
 
$625

Technical specs

Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Base frequency
2.9 GHz
 
2.3 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.8 GHz
 
4 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
 
no data
Transistor count
no data
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U 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 i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
+
 
no data
TSX
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
SIPP
+
 
-
Smart Response
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data
Secure Key
+
 
no data
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
no data
OS Guard
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U.
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
 
38.397 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U.
Max video memory
64 GB
 
no data
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
no data
eDP
+
 
no data
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
no data
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
no data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
no data
OpenGL
4.5
 
no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-6920HQ 8.30 +0.1%
Ryzen 7 3700U 8.29

3DMark06 CPU

i7-6920HQ 7807 +58%
Ryzen 7 3700U 4940

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-6920HQ 5906 +33.9%
Ryzen 7 3700U 4411

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-6920HQ 22527 +45.7%
Ryzen 7 3700U 15461

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-6920HQ 1.85 +16.4%
Ryzen 7 3700U 1.59

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-6920HQ 7.9 +3.9%
Ryzen 7 3700U 7.6

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i7-6920HQ 160 +26%
Ryzen 7 3700U 127

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i7-6920HQ 735 +12.7%
Ryzen 7 3700U 652

wPrime 32

i7-6920HQ 10.23 +31.8%
Ryzen 7 3700U 13.48

WinRAR 4.0

i7-6920HQ 4274 +78.7%
Ryzen 7 3700U 2392

x264 encoding pass 1

i7-6920HQ 176 +67.6%
Ryzen 7 3700U 105

x264 encoding pass 2

i7-6920HQ 45 +66.7%
Ryzen 7 3700U 27

TrueCrypt AES

i7-6920HQ 4 +0%
Ryzen 7 3700U 4

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

i7-6920HQ 3646 +21.4%
Ryzen 7 3700U 3003

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

i7-6920HQ 13821 +35%
Ryzen 7 3700U 10238

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

i7-6920HQ 4484 +38.1%
Ryzen 7 3700U 3247

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

i7-6920HQ 14147 +55.2%
Ryzen 7 3700U 9117

Passmark

i7-6920HQ 7352 +0.1%
Ryzen 7 3700U 7342

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-6920HQ and Ryzen 7 3700U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-6920HQ

0.1% faster in synthetic tests
Higher base frequency (2900 vs 2300 MHz)
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 7 3700U

More powerful video core
Much newer (6 January 2019 vs 1 September 2015)
Higher maximum frequency (4000 vs 3800 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 45 watts)
ECCMemory

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