The Intel Core i7-6820HQ is a blend between the popular Core i7-6700HQ and the Core i7-6820HK but offers different clock rates and features. It’s also based on the Intel Skylake architecture using a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process. Given the clock speeds, the Core i7-6820HQ should perform slightly better than the Core i7-6700HQ and similarly to the Core i7-6820HK. However, the Core i7-6820HQ isn’t unlocked for overclocking so the Core i7-6820HK will have an edge over the latter when it comes to raw performance.
It’s important to note that the CPU uses Intel’s vPro security features that are found on a number of other Intel processors aimed at the business segment like the Core i5-6300U, for example. But since the Core i7-6820HQ is rated at 45W TDP, which can be adjusted to 35W and thus will deliver less heat dispersion and performance. It’s suitable for large systems from 15 inches and above and will handle every CPU-intensive task easily due to the 4-core/8-thread design, the 2.7 – 3.6 GHz clock speeds (for four threads the maximum operating frequency is 3.2 GHz) and 8MB cache.
The CPU integrates an Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU clocked at 350 – 1050 MHz with 24 EUs (Execution Units).
Intel Core i7-6820HQ - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Skylake|
|Base CPU frequency||2.7 GHz|
|Number of cores||4|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 530|
|Base GPU frequency||350 MHz|
|L1 cache||256 KB|
|L3 cache||8192 KB|
|Manufacturing process||14 nm|
|Max Memory||64 GB|
|Date of announcement||01 September 2015|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.6 GHz|
|LL cache||8192 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1050 MHz|
|L2 cache||1024 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Memory Type||Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||34.1 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Intel® vPro Technology Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Intel® TSX-NI Yes Intel® 64 Instruction Set 64-bit Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® My WiFi Technology Idle States Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Thermal Monitoring Technologies Intel® Flex Memory Access Intel® Identity Protection Technology Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Intel® Small Business Advantage Intel® Smart Response Technology Intel® AES New Instructions Secure Key Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX) OS Guard Trusted Execution Technology Execute Disable Bit|