8550U vs 6700HQ – Laptop CPU Comparison and Benchmarks

Intel recently released their 8th generation U series of mobile Kaby Lake R CPUs, in this video I want to compare the features and performance differences between the newer 8550U and 6700HQ laptop chips with a series of benchmarks to find out if it’s worth upgrading to.

Benchmarks I’ve tested include:
Adobe Premiere
7-Zip (compression/decompression)
VeraCrypt (AES encryption/decryption)
Handbrake (transcode 4K to 1080p, and 1080p to 720p)
Corona 1.3

Gaming tests were not included, as the 6700HQ laptop had Nvidia graphics while the Dell XPS 13 only had the integrated graphics.

Check pricing and reviews of other laptops with these CPUs:
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8550U: http://amzn.to/2H2VfAv

See mu full review of the Dell XPS 13″ which was tested with the 8550U here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAMBpBsBFJ0

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miguel virgo says:

really would love to see r5 2500u vs 8550u

Saniya Rakha says:

I m happy with 6700ha with gtx 1070 instead if intel hd lol

El Chapo Guzmán says:

Give as information about AMD new Processors ! Those are very hard to know their performance !

Jhonny White says:

Nice job !!!

BriansPS3 says:

How can I get a metabox pc in the US? Would it be worth it?

Mr. Dynamite says:

Well I personally think that each core has it’s own benfits in different scenarios. But like you said I am also interested in seeing 8550U in a thicker and better cooled laptop.

Rodrigo Terrasanta says:

the most amazing thing for me is that the 8550U has almost the same performace than a 7700HQ for a third of the TDP. I cannot wait for what intel is going to have to offer with the new coffe lake HQ processors, or HH maybe

Digital Anomaly says:

Are you a News reader? If not, you should be… Great work as always though…

Davidson Prata says:

Hi Jarrod!
I bought a Metabox laptop with Intel 7700HQ and GTX1070. It’s running games great but it also overheating as hell, being frequently over 95° so there’s no way I overclock it. Have you any tips to help me out with this situation? THANKS SO MUCH!!!

PS. I already got cooling vacuum and a cooling table/stand.

Emad Nasir says:

Nice vid jarrod !!!!

Sharing Of Passions says:

keep it bro thanks

Matt Christie says:

I can forgive how you say “H”, but “CACHE” is pronounced “CASH”! Good review, by the way! I would go for the best cooling solution. If I wanted poor cooling, I would buy an Apple!
Oh, as well, JuiceHead has news on the new Bethesda game “StarField” Guess his NDA was lifted!

Saniya Rakha says:

Wow 6700 hq is still powerful

Samet FALAY says:

thanks for video and comparison

Sonam Angdu says:

Any news on when you will be getting the msi ge63vr raider for comparison??

Ujwal Sharma says:

Still concise and great video!

Rotten Banana says:

Nice and informative video! Glad to know that my old Alienware 15 R2 with a 6700HQ can still compete with newer chips in other laptops!

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Robin Rai says:

My 4720hq is still holding on!

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