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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core 2.9GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 19% 20%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 10% 8%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6% 5%
Genshin Impact 38% 39%
eFootball PES 2021 12% 13%
Marvel's Avengers 6% 5%
Watch Dogs Legion 10% 8%
FIFA 21 24% 25%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 12% 13%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 8% 9%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core 2.9GHz is marginally better than the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Ryzen 7 3750H was released over three years more recently than the Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core, and so the Ryzen 7 3750H is likely to have far better levels of support, and will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).

The Ryzen 7 3750H and the Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core both have 4 cores, which is not likely to be a limiting factor for gaming.

Both the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz and the Intel Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core 2.9GHz have the same number of threads. Both the Ryzen 7 3750H and the Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core use hyperthreading. The Ryzen 7 3750H has 2 logical threads per physical core and the Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core has 2.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Ryzen 7 3750H and Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core has a 0.6 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is enough that it possibly indicates the superiority of the .

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Ryzen 7 3750H has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core, but on the other hand, it is the Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core that has a 4 MB bigger L3 cache than the Ryzen 7 3750H. The L3 size of the Ryzen 7 3750H is probably low enough to greatly inhibit its gaming performance in comparison to the Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Ryzen 7 3750H has a 30 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core, and was created with a 2 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Ryzen 7 3750H will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

The Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core has an on-board GPU, which means that it will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card. The Ryzen 7 3750H, however, does not, and you will probably have to look for a dedicated card if you wish to use it at all.

For in-depth GPU comparisons with the HD i7 6920HQ, click on the following GPU overview comparison icon (visible throughout Game-Debate), and choose a GPU from the list to compare against:

On-board GPUs tend to be fairly awful in comparison to dedicated cards from the likes of AMD or Nvidia, but as they are built into the CPU, they also tend to be cheaper and require far less power to run (this makes them a good choice for laptops). We would recommend a dedicated card for running the latest games, but integrated GPUs are improving all the time and casual gamers may find less recent games perform perfectly acceptably.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameZen+Skylake-H
MoBo SocketSocket AM4BGA
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date06 Jan 201901 Sep 2015
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs4
CPU Threads8vs8
Clock Speed2.3 GHzvs2.9 GHz
Turbo Frequency4 GHzvs3.8 GHz
Max TDP15 Wvs45 W
Lithography12 nmvs14 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature105°Cvs100°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
Comparison

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size384 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs1024 KB
L3 Cache Size4 MBvs8 MB
Max Memory Size-vs64 GB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsHD i7 6920HQ
Base GPU Frequency-vs350 MHz
Max GPU Frequency-vs1050 MHz
DirectX-vs12.0
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

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Revision-vs-
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Gaming Performance Value

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe AAMD Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz is a mid to high-end notebook APU based on AMD's 12nm Zen+ microarchitecture. It offers 4 physical cores (8 logical), clocked at 2.3 GHz base clock speed and 4.0 GHz boost clock speed. It has a locked multiplier and therefore cannot overclocked using traditional methods. It has 4MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. It also has 2MB L2 Cache and 384KB L1 Cache. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 32GB. The AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 35W, making it a moderately power-efficient CPU that should extend laptop battery life. Among its many features are AMD SenseMI Technology, Zen Core Architecture, Radeon FreeSync and DirectX support. It features an integrated Vega 10 GPU with 10 Execution units, 640 Shaders, and a maximum clock speed of 1,400MHz. This is a low-end graphics chip that can run less demanding eSports titles at 1080p screen resolution.Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core 2.9GHz is a High-End Mobile Processor based on the 14nm, Skylake MicroArchitecture.

It offers 4 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 2.9GHz, which may go up to 3.8GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost 2.0 and Virtualization are activated.

The processor integrates Powerful Graphics called Intel HD i7 6920HQ, with 24 Execution Units, initially clocked at 350MHz and that go up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 45W.

Its performance is exceptionally good and enough for even the most demanding applications.