Intel Core i7-5700HQ vs Intel Core i7-5600U

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 i7-5600U

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The Intel Core i7-5600U 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 2.6 - 3.2 GHz (2 Cores: 3.1 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 i7-5650U, the i7-5600U 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 i7-5600U is about 5 - 20 percent faster than the slightly lower clocked Core i7-4600U (Haswell, 15 W) and matches the Core i5-4288U (Haswell, 28 W). Thus, the CPU has sufficient power even for 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. The HD Graphics 5500 beats 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 i7-5600U 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.

Intel Core i7-5700HQIntel Core i7-5600U
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
BroadwellBroadwell
: Core i7 Broadwell
Intel Core i7-5950HQ (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5850HQ (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-5700HQ2700 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5750HQ (compare)2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5557U (compare)3100 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5600U2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5650U (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5500U (compare)2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5550U (compare)2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5950HQ (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5850HQ (compare)2700 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5700HQ2700 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5750HQ (compare)2500 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-5557U (compare)3100 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-5600U2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5650U (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5500U (compare)2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-5550U (compare)2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
2700 - 3500 MHz2600 - 3200 MHz
256 KB128 KB
1 MB512 KB
6 MB4 MB
4 / 82 / 4
47 15
14 14
105 °C105 °C
BGA1364BGA
LPDDR3-/DDR3L-1866 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5600 (300 - 1050 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 5500 (300 - 950 MHz)
$378 U.S.$393 U.S.
Intel Core i7 5700HQIntel Core i7 5600U
1300
82 mm2

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 668     avg: 707     median: 720 (16%)     max: 724 Points
min: 277     avg: 293     median: 297 (7%)     max: 302 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 142     avg: 144     median: 144 (66%)     max: 145 Points
min: 121     avg: 129     median: 130 (60%)     max: 131 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.89     avg: 7.6     median: 7.8 (20%)     max: 7.97 Points
min: 3.07     avg: 3.2     median: 3.3 (8%)     max: 3.31 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.54     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (67%)     max: 1.68 Points
min: 1.46     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (61%)     max: 1.52 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5449     avg: 5530     median: 5539 (57%)     max: 5579 Points
min: 4894     avg: 4947     median: 4944 (51%)     max: 4998 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 18785     avg: 20909     median: 21530 (36%)     max: 21755 Points
min: 9564     avg: 10137     median: 10263 (17%)     max: 10435 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 24797     avg: 26826     median: 27101 (36%)     max: 28180 Points
min: 12836     avg: 13363     median: 13427 (18%)     max: 13756 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6946     avg: 7171     median: 7185.5 (67%)     max: 7318 Points
min: 6462     avg: 6495     median: 6490 (60%)     max: 6543 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 205.34     avg: 210     median: 206.3 (2%)     max: 221.927 seconds
min: 482.056     avg: 504     median: 491.1 (6%)     max: 534.255 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 6.584     avg: 7     median: 6.8 (1%)     max: 7.744 seconds
min: 14.739     avg: 15.3     median: 15.5 (3%)     max: 15.661 seconds
wPrime 1.55 - 1024m *
205 seconds (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - 32m *
6.6 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 2561     avg: 2640     median: 2639.5 (31%)     max: 2718 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 39.78     avg: 42.4     median: 42.9 (27%)     max: 43.22 fps
min: 18     avg: 18.3     median: 18.3 (12%)     max: 18.72 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 156.16     avg: 166     median: 166.4 (59%)     max: 171.01 fps
min: 96.31     avg: 99.5     median: 99 (35%)     max: 102.36 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.384     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (20%)     max: 0.389 GB/s
min: 0.175     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (9%)     max: 0.176 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.674     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (21%)     max: 0.69 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (9%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 4.1     avg: 4.2     median: 4.2 (22%)     max: 4.3 GB/s
1.9 GB/s (10%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
666 Seconds (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7556     avg: 7649     median: 7665 (51%)     max: 7703 Points
min: 3824     avg: 3903     median: 3827 (26%)     max: 4058 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10.866     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (2%)     max: 10.984 Seconds
min: 11.903     avg: 12.2     median: 12.1 (3%)     max: 12.82 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24.619     avg: 24.9     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 25.303 Seconds
min: 27.534     avg: 27.8     median: 27.7 (1%)     max: 27.97 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 561.953     avg: 572     median: 567.9 (3%)     max: 593.228 Seconds
min: 617.465     avg: 627     median: 625.9 (3%)     max: 636.329 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
10902 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6123     avg: 7935     median: 8081.5 (40%)     max: 9143 points
min: 3529     avg: 3882     median: 3792 (19%)     max: 4244 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40355     avg: 51145     median: 52823 (34%)     max: 56489 Points
min: 31181     avg: 37825     median: 38359 (25%)     max: 41527 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 46942     avg: 53302     median: 54233 (65%)     max: 56359 Points
36645 Points (44%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 54017     avg: 56888     median: 56913 (66%)     max: 59537 Points
44078 Points (51%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6519     avg: 7474     median: 7403.5 (19%)     max: 8285 Points
min: 3047     avg: 3345     median: 3393 (9%)     max: 3501 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 9263     avg: 10526     median: 10654.5 (36%)     max: 11488 Points
min: 4750     avg: 4937     median: 4956.5 (17%)     max: 5036 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
5283 Points (43%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
5305 Points (48%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
7329 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
6567 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
6452 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6002     avg: 6251     median: 6357 (11%)     max: 6395 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2881     avg: 2977     median: 3004 (62%)     max: 3046 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4107 Points (65%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
13142 Points (23%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2074.3     avg: 2101     median: 2102.3 (4%)     max: 2126.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 86.2     avg: 106     median: 86.9 (1%)     max: 175.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 15536     avg: 15731     median: 15770.5 (30%)     max: 15845 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-5700HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-5600U → 78%

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