Intel Core i3-7100H vs Intel Core i3-7020U

Intel Core i3-7100H

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The Intel Core i3-7100H is a dual-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It is probably based on the quad-core die from the other H-series processor with two deactivated cores considering the TDP and the integrated HD Graphics 630. The two CPU cores run at 3GHZ without a Turbo, and the processor can execute up to four threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper Threading. It is also equipped with an Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR4) as well as VP9 and H.265 video decoding as well as encoding. The chip is still manufactured in a 14nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architektur

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.

Performance

Compared to the similarly branded, but much more efficient Core i3-7100U (2.4 GHz, 15-Watt TDP), the i3-7100H has much higher clocks and the performance is almost on par with theCore i5-7200U (2.5-3.1 GHz).

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 530) running at 350 - 950 MHz in this case. The performance depends a lot on the memory configuration. Compared to HD 620 GPUs, the higher TDP could result in better sustained performance.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby Lake now supports hardware decoding for H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The dual-core Kaby Lake processors, which were announced in January, should also support HDCP 2.2.

Power Consumption

The chip is manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors, which improves the efficiency even further. The TDP is pretty high for a dual-core processor at 35 Watts, so the CPU is not suited fpr thin and light notebooks (where the i3-7100U comes into play).

Intel Core i3-7020U

► remove Intel 7020U

The Intel Core i3-7020U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.3 GHz (without Turbo Boost) and integrates HyperThreading to work with up to 4 threads at once. The architectural differences are rather small compared to the Skylake generation, therefore the performance per MHz should be very similar. The SoC includes a dual channel DDR4 memory controller and Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics card (clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz). It is manufactured in an improved 14nm FinFET process at Intel. Compare to the old i3-7100U, the newer i3-7020U is clocked 100 MHz lower (CPU cores) and therefore the current entry level model for the Core i3 line. The similar Pentium Gold 4415U offers less Cache (2 versus 3 MB) and a slower GPU.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.

Intel Core i3-7100HIntel Core i3-7020U
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
Kaby LakeKaby Lake
: Core i3 Kaby Lake
» Intel Core i3-7100H3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U (compare)2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U (compare)2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U (compare)2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U (compare)2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-7020U2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
3000 MHz2300 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
35 15
14 14
100 °C100 °C
BGA1356BGA1356
Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 950 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
$393 U.S.$281 U.S.
Intel Core i3 7020U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 325     avg: 328     median: 327.5 (7%)     max: 330 Points
227 Points (5%)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
130 Points (58%)
93 Points (42%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.6 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4870 Points (50%)
3588 Points (37%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11172 Points (19%)
8083 Points (14%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
503 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
15.9 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
2713 KB/s (28%)
1920 KB/s (20%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
21.3 fps (13%)
15.6 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
114 fps (39%)
80 fps (28%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (8%)
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (9%)
0.2 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.8 GB/s (9%)
1.4 GB/s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4231 Points (28%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12.6 Seconds (3%)
12 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
28.5 Seconds (1%)
28 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
706 Seconds (3%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
4559 points (21%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
5154 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
4821 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2221 Points (46%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
4977 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2335 Points (48%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7100H → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7020U → 84%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)