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Core i7-6820HQ vs Ryzen 5 1600X


Description
The i7-6820HQ is based on Skylake architecture while the 1600X is based on Zen.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-6820HQ gets a score of 206.3 k points while the 1600X gets 173.2 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-6820HQ is 1.2 times faster than the 1600X. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
506e3
800f11
Core
Skylake-H
Summit Ridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.7 GHz
3.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.6 GHz
4 GHz
Socket
BGA1440
AM4
Cores/Threads
4/8
6/12
TDP
45 W
95 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
6x64+6x32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
6x512 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
2x8192 kB
Date
October 2015
April 2017

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i7-6820HQ
1600X
Test#1 (Integers)
3180
3953 (24.31%)
Test#2 (FP)
13020
18364 (41.04%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4169
5391 (29.31%)
Test#1 (Memory)
6931
17352 (150.36%)
TOTAL
27299
45059 (65.06%)

Multithread

i7-6820HQ

1600X
Test#1 (Integers)
13259
19466 (46.82%)
Test#2 (FP)
62228
77188 (24.04%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
20342
15398 (-24.31%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5464
12252 (124.25%)
TOTAL
101292
124304 (22.72%)

AVX2 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode III (AVX2), like AVX1, is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the second version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX2 compatible CPU was released in 2013.
Monothread
i7-6820HQ
1600X
Test#1 (Integers)
21147
14634 (-30.80%)
Test#2 (FP)
18663
24086 (29.06%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4359
5510 (26.39%)
Test#1 (Memory)
6240
15862 (154.21%)
TOTAL
50409
60093 (19.21%)

Multithread

i7-6820HQ

1600X
Test#1 (Integers)
91901
48750 (-46.95%)
Test#2 (FP)
87330
80100 (-8.28%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
20715
24499 (18.27%)
Test#1 (Memory)
6325
19853 (213.87%)
TOTAL
206271
173202 (-16.03%)

Performance/W
i7-6820HQ
1600X
Test#1 (Integers)
2042 points/W
513 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
1941 points/W
843 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
460 points/W
258 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
141 points/W
209 points/W
TOTAL
4584 points/W
1823 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-6820HQ
1600X
Test#1 (Integers)
5874 points/GHz
3659 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
5184 points/GHz
6022 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1211 points/GHz
1378 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1733 points/GHz
3966 points/GHz
TOTAL
14002 points/GHz
15023 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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