Intel Core i5-7300HQ vs Intel Core i5-7Y54

Intel Core i5-7300HQ

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The Intel Core i5-7300HQ is a quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. Compared to the faster Core i7 models, the Core i5 does not support Hyper Threading and has lower clocks. The CPU cores run at 2.5 - 3.5 GHz (4 cores up to 3.1, 2 cores up to 3.3 GHz). The processor is also equipped with the HD Graphics 630 GPU as well as a dual-channel memory controller (DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2400). It is manufactured in a 14nm process with FinFET transistors.

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 performance should be quite similar to the old Core i5-6440HQ (2.6 - 3.5 GHz, Skylake) that offers the same per-MHz performance and only 100 MHz higher core speed. The performance is therefore sufficient even for demanding tasks.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 530) running at 350 - 1000 MHz (i7 models up to 1100). The performance depends a lot on the memory configuration; it should be comparable to a dedicated Nvidia GeForce 920M in combination with fast DDR4-2133 dual-channel memory.

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. Intel still specifies the TDP with 45 Watts, but it can also be reduced to 35 Watts by the notebook manufacturers (cTDP down). This will obviously affect the performance, because the Turbo Boost cannot be maintained for longer periods.

Intel Core i5-7Y54

► remove Intel 7Y54

The Intel Core i5-7Y54 is a very efficient dual-core SoC for tablets and passively cooled notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in the end of August 2016. The CPU consists of two processor cores clocked at 1.2-3.2 GHz (2-core Turbo not specified yet). Thanks to Hyper Threading, the processor can execute up to four threads simultaneously. The chips also includes the Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR3L/LPDDR3) as well as VP9 and H.265 video de- and encoder. It is still produced in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors. 

Architecture

Intel basically used the familiar micro architecture from the Skylake generation, so the per-MHz performance is identical. Only the Speed-Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of the voltages and clocks was improved, and the matured 14 nm process now also enables much higher frequencies and better efficiency than before. 

Performance

Despite the changed designation, the Core i5-7Y54 is the successor to the Core m5-6Y54 (Skylake Y-series), so the chip does not reach the performance level of other Core i processors due to the lower TDP. Thanks to its high Turbo clock, the 7Y54 can sometimes keep up with the 15 Watt models for short peak load and single-thread scenarios, but the clocks will drop significantly under sustained workloads. The CPU is still suitable for many more demanding applications as well as multitasking. 

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU has 24 Execution Units (EUs) like the old HD Graphics 515 and runs with clocks between 300 and 950 MHz in combination with this processor. The performance heavily depends on the TDP limit as well as the memory configuration; with fast LPDDR3-1866 RAM in dual-channel mode, the GPU should sometimes be able to compete with the HD Graphics 520, but can also be much slower in other scenarios. Modern games from 2016 will, if at all, only run smoothly in the lowest settings.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby Lake now also supports hardware decoding for H.265/HEVC Main10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec.

Power Consumption

The chip is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process with FinFET transistors, so the power efficiency was once again improved significantly. The typical TDP for the Y-series is specified at 4.5 Watts, and can be adjusted in both directions depending on the usage scenario.

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Intel Core i5-7440HQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
» Intel Core i5-7300HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U (compare)3300 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U (compare)2300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U (compare)3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 (compare)1200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U (compare)3300 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U (compare)2300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U (compare)3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 (compare)1200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-7Y541200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
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Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, TXT
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 615 (300 - 950 MHz)
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Intel Core i5 7Y54

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 501     avg: 512.2     median: 513 (12%)     max: 520 Points
min: 205     avg: 230.3     median: 234 (5%)     max: 257 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 129     avg: 141.1     median: 142 (65%)     max: 149 Points
min: 111     avg: 115.4     median: 115 (53%)     max: 124 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.38     avg: 5.8     median: 5.9 (22%)     max: 5.93 Points
min: 2.27     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (9%)     max: 2.57 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.49     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (62%)     max: 1.68 Points
min: 1.27     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (53%)     max: 1.41 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4920     avg: 5318.8     median: 5434.5 (59%)     max: 5581 Points
min: 3830     avg: 4353.3     median: 4392 (48%)     max: 4838 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 17197     avg: 17956.1     median: 18064.5 (36%)     max: 18304 Points
min: 6854     avg: 7783.7     median: 7551 (15%)     max: 8946 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 21912     avg: 22624.7     median: 22845 (30%)     max: 23117 Points
min: 8756     avg: 9646     median: 9681 (13%)     max: 10501 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6594     avg: 6810.7     median: 6700 (65%)     max: 7138 Points
min: 5545     avg: 5813     median: 5646 (55%)     max: 6248 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 331.085     avg: 346.7     median: 348.1 (4%)     max: 351.3 seconds
761.5 seconds (9%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 10.979     avg: 11.3     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 12.409 seconds
16.8 seconds (3%)
wPrime 1.55 - 1024m *
100%
7Y54 +
747 seconds (3%)
wPrime 1.55 - 32m *
100%
7Y54 +
22 seconds (12%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
7Y54 +
min: 1708     avg: 1881     median: 1881 (22%)     max: 2054 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34     avg: 34.1     median: 34.1 (1%)     max: 34.2 fps
13 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 160     avg: 160.9     median: 160.8 (60%)     max: 162 fps
73 fps (27%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
4.7 fps (26%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (11%)
0.1 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (12%)
0.2 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2.3 GB/s (12%)
1.4 GB/s (7%)
Blender 2.79 *
900.5 Seconds (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6266     avg: 6279     median: 6279 (44%)     max: 6292 Points
min: 2868     avg: 2904.5     median: 2904.5 (20%)     max: 2941 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10.676     avg: 10.8     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 11.294 Seconds
100%
7Y54 +
12 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24.377     avg: 24.5     median: 24.5 (1%)     max: 24.894 Seconds
100%
7Y54 +
min: 26     avg: 27     median: 27 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 590     avg: 603.8     median: 596.3 (3%)     max: 654.006 Seconds
100%
7Y54 +
min: 669     avg: 681     median: 681 (3%)     max: 693 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
7Y54 +
min: 7827     avg: 7866     median: 7866 (13%)     max: 7905 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5382     avg: 6022.3     median: 6042 (33%)     max: 6627 points
min: 2751     avg: 3104.2     median: 3046 (16%)     max: 3575 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 42492     avg: 50667.4     median: 52482 (34%)     max: 53471 Points
min: 23771     avg: 26824     median: 25440 (16%)     max: 31261 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 39401     avg: 48909.2     median: 50273 (60%)     max: 53025 Points
25640 Points (31%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 46577     avg: 50186.4     median: 50280 (58%)     max: 52451 Points
min: 25981     avg: 32030     median: 33418 (39%)     max: 36691 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4269     avg: 4697.1     median: 4722 (12%)     max: 4855 Points
min: 2118     avg: 2380.4     median: 2325 (6%)     max: 2665 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6020     avg: 6672.1     median: 6733 (25%)     max: 6881 Points
min: 3088     avg: 3550     median: 3624 (13%)     max: 3864 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9728     avg: 9773.3     median: 9752 (31%)     max: 9840 Points
min: 5060     avg: 5619     median: 5619 (18%)     max: 6178 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3163     avg: 3184.3     median: 3195 (66%)     max: 3195 Points
min: 2953     avg: 3056.5     median: 3056.5 (63%)     max: 3160 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
7Y54 +
5293 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
7Y54 +
2953 Points (60%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 72902     avg: 81105     median: 83205 (29%)     max: 87208 Points
16752 Points (6%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 8085     avg: 9720.3     median: 10525 (38%)     max: 10551 Points
min: 5578     avg: 6102.5     median: 6102.5 (22%)     max: 6627 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3387     avg: 3823.3     median: 4022 (70%)     max: 4061 Points
min: 3571     avg: 3652     median: 3652 (63%)     max: 3733 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3387     avg: 3862     median: 4040 (64%)     max: 4159 Points
3745 Points (59%)
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 8081     avg: 10065     median: 11039 (30%)     max: 11075 Points
6921 Points (19%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 955     avg: 1039.9     median: 1044.1 (2%)     max: 1131.7 ms
100%
7Y54 +
min: 1132.1     avg: 1232     median: 1255 (2%)     max: 1309 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 31952     avg: 33838     median: 33589 (67%)     max: 36008 Points
min: 25796     avg: 27944.7     median: 27627 (55%)     max: 30411 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 7300HQ +
47.6 Watt (13%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 7300HQ +
41.3 Watt (11%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7300HQ → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7Y54 → 73%

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