Intel Core i3-7100U vs Intel Core i3-7100H vs Intel Core i3-7167U

Intel Core i3-7100U

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The Intel Core i3-7100U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.4 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 Skylake Core i3-6100U, the i3-7100U offers a 100 MHz improved clock speed.

 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 i3-7100H

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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 i3-7167U

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The Intel Core i3-7167U is a dual-core SoC for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. The CPU has two processor cores clocked at 2.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost). The processor can execute up to four threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper Threading. It is also equipped with an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 GPU with 64 MB eDRAM, 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.

The i3-7167U does not have a Turbo, only 3MB L3 cache and the slowest clocked Iris Plus GPU compared to the faster Core i5 and i7 models.

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.

Performance

The Core i3-7167U is a bit faster than the Core i5-6200U (up to 2.8 GHz, 15 Watts, no eDRAM) due to the missing Turbo. The CPU performance is therefore sufficient for most scenarios. Some games might still require a real quad-core processor and therefore nit run perfectly on the dual-core processor, despite Hyper Threading.

Graphics

The integrated Intel Iris Plus 650 Graphics is the GT3e model of the Kaby Lake GPU (Intel Gen. 9.5). It has 48 Execution Units running at 300-1000 MHz (slowest Iris 650, fastest is 1100 MHz in the i7-7567U, for example) and the performance is comparable to a GeForce 920MX thanks to fast eDRAM cache. However, there aren't any significant improvements compared to the old Iris Pro 550, so modern games can often not be played smoothly or only at the lowest or medium settings, respectively.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby lake now also supports H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The dual-core Kaby Lake processors 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. Intel specifies the TDP with 28 Watts, which can be reduced to 23 Watts (cTDP Down) depending on the usage scenario. The TDP is pretty high compared to the common 15-Watt TDP for dual-core processors, but allows a better utilization of CPU and GPU Turbo.

Intel Core i3-7100UIntel Core i3-7100HIntel Core i3-7167U
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Intel Core i3-7100H3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-7100U2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-7100H3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-7167U2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
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Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-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 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 950 MHz)Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 (300 - 1000 MHz)
$281 U.S.$393 U.S.$304 U.S.
Intel Core i3 7100UIntel Core i3 7167U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 256     avg: 257     median: 256.5 (9%)     max: 260 Points
min: 325     avg: 327.5     median: 327.5 (11%)     max: 330 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 86     avg: 94.3     median: 95 (46%)     max: 100 Points
130 Points (63%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
2.9 Points (12%)
3.6 Points (15%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1 Points (44%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3871     avg: 3874     median: 3874 (46%)     max: 3877 Points
4870 Points (58%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 8718     avg: 8757.5     median: 8757.5 (18%)     max: 8797 Points
11172 Points (22%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 635.07     avg: 639.8     median: 639.8 (8%)     max: 644.6 seconds
503 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 20.195     avg: 20.3     median: 20.2 (4%)     max: 20.3 seconds
15.9 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
2713 KB/s (32%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
21.3 fps (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
113.6 fps (48%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.8 GB/s (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4231 Points (33%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 14.056     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (3%)     max: 15.8 Seconds
12.6 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 31.637     avg: 34     median: 34 (1%)     max: 36.3 Seconds
28.5 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 712.173     avg: 764.9     median: 764.9 (3%)     max: 817.6 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3121     avg: 3356.8     median: 3428 (19%)     max: 3595 points
4559 points (26%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 19210     avg: 25167.5     median: 25167.5 (16%)     max: 31125 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
19308 Points (25%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
21164 Points (27%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2366     avg: 2620     median: 2729 (7%)     max: 2765 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3845     avg: 3885     median: 3885 (15%)     max: 3925 Points
5154 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
5136 Points (16%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2340 Points (50%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
16385 Points (8%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5636 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2947 Points (51%)
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3016 Points (51%)
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5895 Points (20%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1527.7 ms (3%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
341.3 ms (8%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
24098 Points (50%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7100U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7100H → 112%

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