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Intel Core i7-5700HQ vs Intel Core i7-5500U

Intel Core i7-5700HQ

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The Intel Core i7-5700HQ is a fast quad-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been launched in June 2015. In addition to four CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.7 - 3.5 GHz (2/3/4 Cores: 3.5 GHz as well), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 5600 GPU and a dual-channel LPDDR3-/DDR3L-1866 memory controller. The Core i7 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architecture

Broadwell represents the "Tick" in Intel's Tick-Tock model, which means a shrink of its predecessor Haswell. The new 14 nm manufacturing process with three-dimensional FinFET transistors allows not only improvements in energy efficiency, but also a significantly smaller die size fit for more compact packages and devices.

Further advantages result from the revised microarchitecture of Broadwell. Due to its improved branch prediction, bigger buffer sizes (1500 instead of 1000 entries in the L2 TLB) and other tweaks, the performance per clock has been increased by more than 5 percent over its predecessor. There are also some new instruction set extensions designed for cryptographic applications.

Performance

Thanks to its improved architecture and the advanced process node (lower power consumption leads to a better utilization of the Turbo Boost), the Core i7-5700HQ offers a performance similar to the Haswell-based Core i7-4900MQ (2.8 - 3.8 GHz). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for demanding applications, modern games and intense multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 5600 offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 1050 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. The HD Graphics 5600 beats the previous HD Graphics 4600 (20 EUs) by about 20 percent, but is still significantly slower than dedicated low-end GPUs like the GeForce 920M. Most games as of 2015 will be playable only in (very) low settings.

Broadwell is the first Intel chip to fully support DirectX 11.2 as well as OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Video will output natively via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a. However, the new HDMI 2.0 standard is not supported.

Power Consumption

The i7-5700HQ is rated at a TDP of 47 W including the graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. Thus, the CPU is best suited for laptops 15-inches or greater. If necessary, the TDP can be lowered to 37 W (cTDP down).

Intel Core i7-5500U

► remove from comparison Intel 5500U

The Intel Core i7-5500U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been launched in January 2015. In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 2.4 - 3.0 GHz (2 Cores: 2.9 GHz), the chip also integrates an HD Graphics 5500 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3(L)-1600 memory controller. The Core i7 is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i7-5550U, the i7-5500U features a higher CPU base clock, but integrates a somewhat slower GPU.

Architecture

Broadwell represents the "Tick" in Intel's Tick-Tock model, which means a shrink of its predecessor Haswell. The new 14 nm manufacturing process with three-dimensional FinFET transistors allows not only improvements in energy efficiency, but also a significantly smaller die size fit for more compact packages and devices.

Further advantages result from the revised microarchitecture of Broadwell. Due to its improved branch prediction, bigger buffer sizes (1500 instead of 1000 entries in the L2 TLB) and other tweaks, the performance per clock has been increased by more than 5 percent over its predecessor. There are also some new instruction set extensions designed for cryptographic applications.

Performance

Thanks to its improved architecture, the Core i7-5500U beats the slightly lower clocked Core i7-4500U (Haswell, 15 W) by about 5 - 15 percent and matches the Core i5-4258U (Haswell, 28 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated HD Graphics 5500 offers 24 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 950 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. Therefore, the HD Graphics 5500 outperforms the HD Graphics 4400 (20 EUs) as well as the HD Graphics 5000 (40 EUs), both part of the Haswell generation. Nevertheless, most games as of 2015 will be playable only in low settings.

Broadwell is the first Intel chip to fully support DirectX 11.2 as well as OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Video will output natively via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a. However, the new HDMI 2.0 standard is not supported.

Power Consumption

The i7-5500U is rated at a TDP of 15 W (7.5 W cTDP Down) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited even for small ultrabooks 11-inches and greater.

ModelIntel Core i7-5700HQIntel Core i7-5500U
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameBroadwellBroadwell
Series: Core i7 Broadwell
Intel Core i7-5950HQ compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5850HQ compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5700HQ « 2.7 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5750HQ compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5557U compare3.1 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5600U compare2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5650U compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5500U2.4 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5550U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5950HQ compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5850HQ compare2.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5700HQ2.7 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5750HQ compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5557U compare3.1 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5600U compare2.6 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5650U compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5500U « 2.4 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5550U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock2700 - 3500 MHz2400 - 3000 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 4
TDP47 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketBGA1364BGA
FeaturesLPDDR3-/DDR3L-1866 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5600 (300 - 1050 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 950 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$378 U.S.$393 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com
Transistors1300 Million
Die Size82 mm2

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 668     avg: 707     median: 720 (5%)     max: 724 Points
min: 210     avg: 282.8     median: 289 (2%)     max: 305 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 142     avg: 143.6     median: 144 (43%)     max: 145 Points
min: 77     avg: 118.1     median: 121 (36%)     max: 125 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 6.89     avg: 7.6     median: 7.8 (10%)     max: 7.97 Points
min: 2.55     avg: 3.1     median: 3.2 (4%)     max: 3.29 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.54     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (41%)     max: 1.68 Points
min: 0.96     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (35%)     max: 1.43 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5449     avg: 5530     median: 5539 (33%)     max: 5579 Points
min: 4062     avg: 4592     median: 4615 (28%)     max: 4695 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 18785     avg: 20909     median: 21530 (16%)     max: 21755 Points
min: 7806     avg: 9663     median: 9791 (7%)     max: 10145 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 24797     avg: 26826     median: 27101 (19%)     max: 28180 Points
min: 9109     avg: 11951     median: 12478 (9%)     max: 13267 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6946     avg: 7171     median: 7185.5 (9%)     max: 7318 Points
min: 3435     avg: 5716     median: 6073 (7%)     max: 6200 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 205.3     avg: 209.9     median: 206.3 (2%)     max: 221.9 s
min: 494     avg: 534     median: 538 (6%)     max: 561 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 6.584     avg: 7     median: 6.8 (1%)     max: 7.744 s
min: 15.51     avg: 17     median: 16.8 (3%)     max: 21.17 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
100%
1 5700HQ +
205.4 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
100%
1 5700HQ +
6.6 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 5500U +
min: 2318     avg: 2497     median: 2474 (4%)     max: 2705 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 39.78     avg: 42.4     median: 42.9 (15%)     max: 43.22 fps
min: 14.89     avg: 17.3     median: 17.8 (6%)     max: 18.8 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 156.2     avg: 165.6     median: 166.4 (38%)     max: 171 fps
min: 84.2     avg: 92.2     median: 94.6 (22%)     max: 98.8 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.384     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.389 GB/s
min: 0.155     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.164 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.674     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (12%)     max: 0.69 GB/s
min: 0.254     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (5%)     max: 0.284 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 4.1     avg: 4.2     median: 4.2 (11%)     max: 4.3 GB/s
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (4%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 5700HQ +
666 Seconds (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7556     avg: 7649     median: 7665 (16%)     max: 7703 Points
min: 3246     avg: 3754     median: 3826 (8%)     max: 3970 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10.87     avg: 10.9     median: 11 (2%)     max: 10.98 s
min: 12.57     avg: 12.9     median: 12.8 (3%)     max: 13.95 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24.62     avg: 24.9     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 25.3 s
min: 28.89     avg: 29.9     median: 29.8 (1%)     max: 31.64 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 562     avg: 572     median: 568 (3%)     max: 593 s
min: 649     avg: 669     median: 673 (3%)     max: 687 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 5500U +
59350 MIPS (28%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 5500U +
37600 MFLOPS (29%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 5500U +
7 Points (90%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 5500U +
min: 9380     avg: 10684     median: 10944 (10%)     max: 11269 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6123     avg: 7935     median: 8081.5 (22%)     max: 9143 Points
min: 1722     avg: 3857     median: 4008 (11%)     max: 4328 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 40355     avg: 51145     median: 52823 (43%)     max: 56489 Points
min: 14154     avg: 34665     median: 35682 (29%)     max: 41584 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 46942     avg: 53302     median: 54233 (44%)     max: 56359 Points
34471 Points (28%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 54017     avg: 56888     median: 56913 (48%)     max: 59537 Points
43526 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6519     avg: 7474     median: 7403.5 (19%)     max: 8285 Points
min: 1466     avg: 3278     median: 3409 (9%)     max: 3566 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9263     avg: 10526     median: 10654.5 (19%)     max: 11488 Points
min: 969     avg: 4570     median: 4855 (9%)     max: 4996 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 5700HQ +
4107 Points (41%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 5700HQ +
13142 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 5500U +
min: 5526     avg: 5947     median: 6004 (11%)     max: 6285 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 5500U +
min: 2674     avg: 2866     median: 2894 (57%)     max: 3041 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 5500U +
min: 5794     avg: 5894     median: 5893.5 (9%)     max: 5993 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 5500U +
min: 2839     avg: 2864     median: 2863.5 (43%)     max: 2888 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 5500U +
min: 5269     avg: 6504     median: 6504 (52%)     max: 7739 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 5500U +
min: 5157     avg: 5920     median: 5920 (54%)     max: 6683 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 5500U +
min: 6714     avg: 6739     median: 6738.5 (13%)     max: 6763 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 5500U +
min: 6063     avg: 6124     median: 6124 (12%)     max: 6185 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 5500U +
min: 6047     avg: 6336     median: 6336 (17%)     max: 6625 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 5500U +
min: 2223     avg: 2424     median: 2283 (3%)     max: 3649 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 5500U +
min: 93.5     avg: 109.3     median: 99.8 (1%)     max: 194.8 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 5500U +
108.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 5500U +
min: 6867     avg: 13623     median: 14438 (13%)     max: 15201 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-5700HQ → 100% n=25

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-5500U → 65% n=25

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