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Intel Core i7-5700HQ vs Intel Core i7-5557U

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 i7-5557U

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The Intel Core i7-5557U is a fast dual-core processor based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been launched in January 2015. With a TDP of 28 W, the CPU is suited for medium-sized ultrabooks and notebooks, whereas smaller devices will use more power efficient ULV models such as the Core i7-5600U (15 W TDP). In addition to two CPU cores with Hyper-Threading clocked at 3.1 - 3.4 GHz (2 Cores: 3.4 GHz as well), the chip also integrates an Iris Graphics 6100 GPU and a dual-channel LPDDR3-1866/DDR3L-1600 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, the Core i7-5557U should end up slightly faster than the Haswell-based Core i7-4610M (37 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power even for demanding applications and multitasking.

Graphics

The integrated Iris Graphics 6100 offers 48 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 300 - 1100 MHz. Similar to the CPU core, the GPU architecture (Intel Gen 8) has been thoroughly revised for improved performance-per-clock. In addition, the GPU benefits from faster memory speeds up to LPDDR3-1866 (Haswell: DDR3-1600). We expect the Iris Graphics 6100 to be significantly faster than the former Iris Graphics 5100. Nevertheless, demanding games as of 2015 should be playable only in low or medium 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 officially supported.

Power Consumption

The i7-5557U is rated at a TDP of 28 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for medium-sized ultrabooks 13-inches or greater.

ModelIntel Core i7-5700HQIntel Core i7-5557U
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 i7-5557U3.1 - 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 compare2.4 - 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 « 3.1 - 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 compare2.4 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-5550U compare2 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock2700 - 3500 MHz3100 - 3400 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 4
TDP47 Watt28 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketBGA1364
FeaturesLPDDR3-/DDR3L-1866 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NILPDDR3-1866/DDR3L-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5600 (300 - 1050 MHz)Intel Iris Graphics 6100 (300 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$378 U.S.$426 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com
Transistors1900 Million
Die Size133 mm2

Benchmarks

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 5557U +
326 Points (36%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 5557U +
780 Points (2%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 668     avg: 707     median: 720 (5%)     max: 724 Points
353 Points (2%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 142     avg: 143.6     median: 144 (43%)     max: 145 Points
140 Points (42%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 6.89     avg: 7.6     median: 7.8 (10%)     max: 7.97 Points
3.9 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.54     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (41%)     max: 1.68 Points
1.6 Points (40%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5449     avg: 5530     median: 5539 (33%)     max: 5579 Points
5134 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 18785     avg: 20909     median: 21530 (16%)     max: 21755 Points
11064 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 5700HQ +
min: 24797     avg: 26826     median: 27101 (19%)     max: 28180 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 5700HQ +
min: 6946     avg: 7171     median: 7185.5 (9%)     max: 7318 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 205.3     avg: 209.9     median: 206.3 (2%)     max: 221.9 s
460 s (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 6.584     avg: 7     median: 6.8 (1%)     max: 7.744 s
14.7 s (3%)
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 5557U +
2854 Points (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 39.78     avg: 42.4     median: 42.9 (15%)     max: 43.22 fps
21.7 fps (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 156.2     avg: 165.6     median: 166.4 (38%)     max: 171 fps
114 fps (26%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
100%
1 5557U +
2.7 fps (5%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.384     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.389 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.674     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (12%)     max: 0.69 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 4.1     avg: 4.2     median: 4.2 (11%)     max: 4.3 GB/s
2 GB/s (5%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 5700HQ +
666 Seconds (5%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
100%
1 5557U +
0.8 sec (18%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7556     avg: 7649     median: 7665 (16%)     max: 7703 Points
4595 Points (10%)
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
11.3 s (2%)
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
27.1 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 562     avg: 572     median: 568 (3%)     max: 593 s
603 s (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6123     avg: 7935     median: 8081.5 (22%)     max: 9143 Points
4423 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 5700HQ +
min: 40355     avg: 51145     median: 52823 (43%)     max: 56489 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 46942     avg: 53302     median: 54233 (44%)     max: 56359 Points
45300 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 5700HQ +
min: 54017     avg: 56888     median: 56913 (48%)     max: 59537 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6519     avg: 7474     median: 7403.5 (19%)     max: 8285 Points
3983 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 5700HQ +
min: 9263     avg: 10526     median: 10654.5 (19%)     max: 11488 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 5557U +
1577 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4107 Points (41%)
3999 Points (40%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
13142 Points (14%)
7721 Points (8%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 5557U +
1148 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 5557U +
81.5 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 5557U +
31466 Points (28%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 5557U +
43.7 Watt (8%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 5557U +
41.9 Watt (8%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
100%
1 5557U +
8.4 Points per Watt (6%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-5700HQ → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-5557U → 73% n=22

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