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Intel Core i7-4720HQ VS. Intel Core i7-6700HQ
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Intel Core i7-4720HQ vs. Intel Core i7-6700HQ

September 19, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

A comparison of i7-6700HQ vs i7-4720HQ evidently outlines the following as core to superiority of Intel Core i7-6700HQ; 533MHz higher RAM speed, 8nm smaller semiconductor size, 8.5GB/s more memory bandwidth, 32GB larger maximum memory size, 0.1 newer version of OpenGL, 3GT/s faster bus transfer rate, 0.8 newer version of OpenCL and 4 more GPU execution units.

GENERAL INFO

Under general info of i7-4720HQ vs i7-6700HQ we have the following comparisons;

GPU clock speed; Intel core i7-4720HQ has 400MHz whereas Intel Core i7-6700HQ has 350MHz.

Supports 64-bit; Intel Core i7-4720HQ and Intel Core i7-6700HQ support 64-bit.

Integrated graphics; Intel Core i7-4720HQ and Intel Core i7-6700HQ have integrated graphics.

DirectX version; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 12 which is the same DirectX version with Intel Core i7-6700HQ.

Semiconductor size; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 22nm whereas Intel core i7-6700HQ has a smaller semiconductor of 14nm.

GPU turbo; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 1200MHz whereas Intel Core i7-6700HQ has 1050MHz.

Bottom Line general info
Intel Core i7-4720HQ has greater GPU clock and turbo speeds.
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PERFORMANCE

CPU speed; Intel Core i7-4720HQ and Intel Core i7-6700HQ have the same CPU speed (4 × 2.6GHz).

CPU threads; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 8 CPU threads which is the same case with Intel Core i7-6700HQ.

Turbo clock speed; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 3.6GHz whereas Intel Core i7-6700HQ has 3.5GHz.

L2 cache; Intel Core i7-4720HQ and Intel core i7-6700HQ have each 1MB.

L3 core; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 1.5MB/core the same as Intel Core i7-6700HQ.

L1 cache; Intel Core i7-4720HQ and Intel Core i7-6700HQ share the same L1 cache (128KB).

Bottom Line performance
Intel Core i7-4720HQ is a better processor in performance as its turbo clock speed is higher.
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MEMORY

In terms of memory features of Intel Core i7-4720HQ vs Intel Core i7-6700HQ, there are the following differences and similarities;

RAM speed; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 1600MHz while Intel Core i7-6700HQ has 2133MHz.

Maximum memory bandwidth; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 25.6GB/s while Intel Core i7-6700HQ has 34.1GB/s.

Memory channels; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 2 memory channels which is the same as Intel Core i7-6700HQ.

Maximum memory size; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 32GB whereas Intel Core i7-6700HQ has 64GB.

Bus transfer rate; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 5GT/s while Intel Core i7-6700HQ has 8GT/s.

Bottom Line memory
Intel Core i7-6700HQ is better in terms of memory as it has a higher RAM speed amongst other features.
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 KEY FEATURES

Common key features of the two devices include; dynamic frequency scaling, supports hardware-assisted virtualization, have NX BIT, have MMX, has AES and uses hyperthreading technology.

Bottom Line key features
both the processors have the same key features in common.
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BENCHMARKS

GeekBench result; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 18653 whereas Intel Core i7-6700HQ has 13347.

Bottom Line benchmarks
Intel Core i7-4720HQ has a better benchmark than Intel Core i7-6700HQ.
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 MISCELLANEOUS

Performance per Watt; Intel Core i7-4720HQ has 396.87 compared to 296.6 of Intel Core i7-6700HQ.

Bottom Line miscellaneous
Intel Core i7-4720HQ has a higher performance per watt rate.
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Conclusion

Intel Core i7-6700HQ shines in most of the features and two outstanding features are the higher RAM speed and smaller semiconductors, among other features which makes it better than Intel Core i7-4720HQ.

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