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Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Intel 7700HQ

The Intel Core i7-7700HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake H architecture (7th generation Core), which will probably be announced in January 2017 at CES. It is the successor to the Core i7-6700HQ from the Skylake generation and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm+ process, so the clocks are 200 MHz higher at the same TDP. The architecture was not changed, only the video engine got an update (see our Kaby Lake article).

The integrated graphics card is called Intel HD Graphics 630, but the architecture does not differ from the 530 GPU from the Skylake generation and only the clocks are slightly higher. 

Performance

Thanks to the 200 MHz higher clocks (5.5-7.6% depending on the Boost), the CPU performance is increased and roughly on par with the Core i7-6970HQ (2.8-3.7 GHz but with 128 MB eDRAM). The TDP can also be reduced to 35 Watts (cTDP down), but this will reduce the performance.

Power Consumption

Due to its 45-Watt TDP, the CPU will be used in bigger notebooks with at least 15 inches most of the time. The information in this article is based on familiar details from Kaby Lake and leaks from Geekbench as well as LaptopMedia.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameKaby Lake
Clock Rate2800 - 3800 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache6144 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI save
GPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $378 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2017

Benchmarks

Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
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min: 70     avg: 70 (31%)     median: 70 (31%)     max: 70 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
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min: 60     avg: 60 (32%)     median: 60 (32%)     max: 60 Watt
Geekbench 4 - Compute OpenCL Score
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min: 21781     avg: 99728.8 (62%)     median: 91816 (58%)     max: 159571 Points
Geekbench 4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 12448     avg: 13436.8 (50%)     median: 13289.5 (50%)     max: 14596 Points
Geekbench 4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 4119     avg: 4409.7 (80%)     median: 4372 (80%)     max: 4740 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 19592     avg: 37887.1 (85%)     median: 38978 (88%)     max: 41431 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 140     avg: 153.9 (79%)     median: 154 (79%)     max: 162 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 620     avg: 722.9 (39%)     median: 735 (40%)     max: 743 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 943.8     avg: 1046.4 (2%)     median: 987.6 (2%)     max: 1910.9 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 13290     avg: 13592.2 (44%)     median: 13357 (43%)     max: 14275 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3256     avg: 3499.4 (75%)     median: 3492 (75%)     max: 3765 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 13753     avg: 13753 (42%)     median: 13753 (42%)     max: 13753 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3532     avg: 3532 (74%)     median: 3532 (74%)     max: 3532 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 8081     avg: 10282 (47%)     median: 10455 (48%)     max: 10953 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 5914     avg: 7210.7 (18%)     median: 7349 (19%)     max: 7834 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 50044     avg: 51406.2 (74%)     median: 51235 (74%)     max: 53642 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 43042     avg: 47322.4 (71%)     median: 48293.5 (73%)     max: 51132 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 13754     avg: 44440.1 (29%)     median: 46464 (30%)     max: 49889 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
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min: 7620     avg: 7620 (63%)     median: 7620 (63%)     max: 7620 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
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min: 7210     avg: 7210 (69%)     median: 7210 (69%)     max: 7210 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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min: 12792     avg: 12792 (42%)     median: 12792 (42%)     max: 12792 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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min: 13091     avg: 13091 (49%)     median: 13091 (49%)     max: 13091 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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min: 11263     avg: 11263 (51%)     median: 11263 (51%)     max: 11263 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 68.5     avg: 75.8 (2%)     median: 75.3 (2%)     max: 89.5 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.361     avg: 45.6 (11%)     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 407 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.529     avg: 80 (11%)     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 715 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 3.2     avg: 4 (38%)     median: 4.1 (39%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 38.7     avg: 44.4 (44%)     median: 46.1 (46%)     max: 46.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 161.6     avg: 169 (73%)     median: 170.4 (74%)     max: 174.45 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 4160     avg: 4536.5 (54%)     median: 4541.5 (54%)     max: 4903 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 7.951     avg: 261.7 (3%)     median: 323.6 (4%)     max: 340.3 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 6.954     avg: 29.9 (6%)     median: 10.4 (2%)     max: 236.119 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 6858     avg: 8192.2 (50%)     median: 7950 (48%)     max: 9462 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 26536     avg: 26648.3 (67%)     median: 26598 (67%)     max: 26811 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 6915     avg: 7647 (72%)     median: 7761 (73%)     max: 7839 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.65     avg: 1.8 (80%)     median: 1.8 (81%)     max: 1.84 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 6.81     avg: 8 (40%)     median: 8.1 (41%)     max: 8.18 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 7445     avg: 7445 (82%)     median: 7445 (82%)     max: 7445 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 28714     avg: 28714 (70%)     median: 28714 (70%)     max: 28714 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 5548     avg: 5763.8 (78%)     median: 5744.5 (78%)     max: 6006 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 19409     avg: 21792.2 (54%)     median: 22061 (55%)     max: 22305 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 9     avg: 10.4 (2%)     median: 10.2 (2%)     max: 11.312 Seconds