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December 15, 2017

Fastest Laptop Processors in 2016

On this post we will analyze the fastest laptop processors available in 2016, which is an essential information if you are looking to buy a laptop with high performance.

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Buying a laptop can be rather complex, there are many hardware components that must be taken into account and match these requirements to your user needs. If you are into gaming or activities like video rendering, the speed of the processor is one of the main aspects you should consider when buying a new machine.

What are the Fastest Laptop Processors Today?

Combining the benchmar results for laptop processors from Futuremark and CPU Benchmark the fastest laptop processors are currently the following: i7-5950HQ, i7-4980HQ, i7-6820HK, i7-6920HQ and the i7-6700HQ. Other processors have had great benchmarks too, but I tried to combine the measurements from these 2 websites and also the relevance.

There is a big difference however between the first two: i7-5950HQ, i7-4980HQ and the other ones: the i7-6820HK, i7-6920HQ and the i7-6700HQ. The i7-6700HQ and the i7-6820HK are part of the latest generation of Intel processors dubbed Skylake. The others are also intel processors but from older generations.

That doesn’t mean that the older processors can be found on good value for the money laptops, they normally power high end computer and are quite expensive, so I strictly recommend you to buy one with the i7-6820HK, the i7-6700HQ or the i7-6920HQ.

Fastest Skylake Laptop Processor

Considering you should focus on a fast processor from the latest generation, you are left with three options: the i7-6700HQ, the i7-6820HK and the i7-6920HQ. As of March 2016, the i7-6820HK and the i7-6920HQ are present in only a few, top performance laptops, which can easily cost a few thousand dollars, while the i7-6700HQ is more popular and there is a great number of options to choose under 1000 US dollars.

Here are some models with the fastest laptop processors for you to choose from on Amazon.com:

Fast laptop with i7-6700HQ processor:

HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Full HD 1920 X 1080 IPS Touchscreen High Performance Premium Laptop, Intel Core i7-6700HQ

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Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
15.6 in Full HD IPS touchscreen (1920 x 1080), 10-finger multi-touch support
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.60 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.50 GHz
8GB memory; 1TB HDD; DVD RW
Bluetooth; Webcam; WiFi; HDMI

Click here to read more or buy this laptop from Amazon.com

Fast laptop with i7-6820HK processor:

ASUS ROG G752VY-DH78K 17-Inch Gaming Laptop, Overclocked CPU i7-6820HK, Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB VRAM, 64GB DDR4, 1TB, 512GB NVMe SSD (ROG Copper Titanium)

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OverClocked 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6820HK 2.7 GHz. 64 GB DDR4 RAM. 512 GB PCIeG3 x4 NVMe SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD.
17.3-inches Matte IPS FHD display, 1920 by 1080 resolution. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M w/ 8GB VRAM gaming graphic card with G-Sync
Backlit anti-ghosting gaming keyboard with 30-key rollover for precise command and control in battle. Responsive keystrokes from the ergonomically-designed keys with 2.5mm of key travel.
Unique thermal design directs dust into a dust-release tunnel to keep it away from internal components for longer lifespan and enhances overall stability
ROG-Exclusive mobile 3D Vapor Chamber Thermal Pipe increase thermal capacity to improve GPU performance by up to 6 percent.
Features the latest performance ports: 1x Thunderbolt III (via USB Type-C), 1x Gen 2 USB 3.1 Type-C, 4x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI. 1x 10/100/1000 LAN. 802.11AC, bluetooth 4.0, and SDXC reader for all your media needs.

Click here to read more or buy this laptop from Amazon.com

Fast laptop with i7-6920HQ processor:

MSI GT72S DOMINATOR PRO G-041 GAMING NOTEBOOK LAPTOP GTX980 i7-6920HQ 32GB 512GB SSD + 1TB G-SYNC THUNDERBOLT

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Intel Core i7 2.9 GHz
32 GB
1024 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive, 256 GB Solid-State Drive
17.3-Inch Screen
512 (PCIE Gen3 x4)

Click here to read more or buy this laptop from Amazon.com

3 Comments

  1. can i custome up to 64gb ram on msi gt72s dominator thanks

    • Value Nomad

      The ones that have i7-6700hq, i7-6820hk, i7-6920hq most probably yes.

    • XOTIC PC customizes MSI, ASUS, SAGER/CLEVO, and more for cheaper than anywhere else, including manufacturer websites. Their customer service is the absolute best customer service department I have ever dealt with. I personally would go with Sager/Clevo, but that’s my opinion. All of their brands I mentioned can have their RAM upgraded to 64GB, assuming you need 64GB’s for rendering HD quality videos or using overly massive sized files. Most do exceptionally well with 16GB’s, maybe 32GB’s at most for gaming (few games eat that much RAM), extensive amount of open windows tabs, etc. Sager is purposely designed and built for extremely easy upgrading their components. Plus their higher series have the i7-6700k normal speed is 4GHz and can be overclocked to 4.2GHz.

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