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

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 i3-7100H

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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 i3-7167UIntel Core i3-7100H
Intel Core i3Intel Core i3
Kaby LakeKaby Lake
: Core i3 Kaby Lake
Intel Core i3-7100H3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-7167U2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U (compare)2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U (compare)2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-7100H3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U (compare)2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U (compare)2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U (compare)2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
2800 MHz3000 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
28 35
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 Iris Plus Graphics 650 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 950 MHz)
$304 U.S.$393 U.S.
Intel Core i3 7167U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 325     avg: 327.5     median: 327 (7%)     max: 330 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
130 Points (60%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.6 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
4870 Points (50%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11172 Points (17%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
503 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
15.9 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
2713 KB/s (32%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
21.3 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
113.6 fps (42%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.8 GB/s (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4231 Points (28%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12.6 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
28.5 Seconds (1%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
4559 points (23%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
5154 Points (16%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7100H → 100%

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