Intel Core i5-7300U vs Intel Core i5-7300HQ

Intel Core i5-7300U

► remove Intel 7300U

The Intel Core i5-7300U is a fast dual-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It integrates 2 CPU cores with Hyper-Threading support clocked at 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (2 core Turbo also 3.5 GHz). Besides two cores, the processor is also equipped with the HD Graphics 620 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

With 2.5 to 3.5 GHz, the Core i5-7300U clocks significantly higher than the old Core i5-7200U (2.5 - 3.1) and Core i5-6200U (2.3 - 2.8 GHz). Thanks to the fast Turbo frequency, the performance should be slightly below to the Core i7-7500U (2.7 - 3.5 GHz, but 4 MB L3 cache). Therfore, the performance is sufficient for demanding tasks.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 520) running at 300 - 1100 MHz. 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 15 Watts, but it can also be reduced to 7.5 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 i5-7300HQ

► remove Intel 7300HQ

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 i5-7300UIntel Core i5-7300HQ
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
Kaby LakeKaby Lake
: Core i5 Kaby Lake
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 i5-7300U2600 - 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 i5-7Y54 (compare)1200 - 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 i5-7300U2600 - 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 i5-7Y54 (compare)1200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
2600 - 3500 MHz2500 - 3500 MHz
128 KB256 KB
512 KB1 MB
3 MB6 MB
2 / 44 / 4
15 45
14 14
100 °C100 °C
BGA1356
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 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 1000 MHz)
$281 U.S.$250 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 328     avg: 342.4     median: 340 (8%)     max: 369 Points
min: 501     avg: 512.2     median: 513 (12%)     max: 520 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 125     avg: 140     median: 142 (65%)     max: 145 Points
min: 129     avg: 141.1     median: 142 (65%)     max: 149 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3     avg: 3.9     median: 3 (7%)     max: 4 Points
5.8 Points (13%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.6 Points (81%)
1.5 Points (77%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5524     avg: 5529     median: 5529 (57%)     max: 5534 Points
min: 4920     avg: 5318.8     median: 5434 (56%)     max: 5581 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 12072     avg: 12298     median: 12298 (19%)     max: 12524 Points
min: 17197     avg: 17956.1     median: 18064 (28%)     max: 18304 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
14213 Points (19%)
min: 21912     avg: 22624.7     median: 22845 (30%)     max: 23117 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7185 Points (69%)
min: 6594     avg: 6810.7     median: 6700 (65%)     max: 7138 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 446     avg: 467.7     median: 467 (6%)     max: 488 seconds
min: 331     avg: 346.7     median: 348 (4%)     max: 351 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 13     avg: 14.6     median: 14 (3%)     max: 15 seconds
min: 10     avg: 11.3     median: 11 (2%)     max: 12 seconds
WinRAR - Result
2696 KB/s (32%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
24 fps (14%)
34.1 fps (19%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
128.2 fps (47%)
min: 160     avg: 160.9     median: 160 (59%)     max: 162 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
4.7 fps (16%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (11%)
0.2 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (12%)
0.4 GB/s (12%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2.1 GB/s (11%)
2.3 GB/s (12%)
Blender 2.79 *
900.5 Seconds (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4126     avg: 4491.5     median: 4491 (30%)     max: 4857 Points
min: 6266     avg: 6279     median: 6279 (42%)     max: 6292 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 12     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
min: 10     avg: 10.8     median: 10 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
25 Seconds (1%)
24.5 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 560     avg: 563.9     median: 563 (3%)     max: 567 Seconds
min: 590     avg: 603.8     median: 596 (3%)     max: 654 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
10915 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3873     avg: 4392.6     median: 4364 (22%)     max: 4823 points
min: 5382     avg: 6022.3     median: 6042 (31%)     max: 6627 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40272     avg: 43335.3     median: 44182 (28%)     max: 45552 Points
min: 42492     avg: 50667.4     median: 52482 (34%)     max: 53471 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36277     avg: 40888.5     median: 40888 (49%)     max: 45500 Points
min: 39401     avg: 48909.2     median: 50273 (60%)     max: 53025 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 47197     avg: 47678     median: 47678 (55%)     max: 48159 Points
min: 46577     avg: 50186.4     median: 50280 (58%)     max: 52451 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2870     avg: 3519.9     median: 3396 (9%)     max: 4053 Points
min: 4269     avg: 4697.1     median: 4722 (12%)     max: 4855 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4062     avg: 5085.7     median: 4947 (15%)     max: 5757 Points
min: 6020     avg: 6672.1     median: 6733 (21%)     max: 6881 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
7603 Points (9%)
min: 9728     avg: 9773.3     median: 9752 (12%)     max: 9840 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3487 Points (72%)
min: 3163     avg: 3184.3     median: 3195 (66%)     max: 3195 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
21218 Points (7%)
min: 72902     avg: 81105     median: 83205 (29%)     max: 87208 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
7915 Points (26%)
min: 8085     avg: 9720.3     median: 10525 (35%)     max: 10551 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4096 Points (68%)
min: 3387     avg: 3823.3     median: 4022 (67%)     max: 4061 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4219 Points (67%)
min: 3387     avg: 3862     median: 4040 (64%)     max: 4159 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
8266 Points (14%)
min: 8081     avg: 10065     median: 11039 (19%)     max: 11075 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1044     avg: 1118.5     median: 1075 (2%)     max: 1278 ms
min: 955     avg: 1039.9     median: 1044 (2%)     max: 1131 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 32474     avg: 34054.5     median: 33734 (64%)     max: 36276 Points
min: 31952     avg: 33838     median: 33589 (64%)     max: 36008 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 7300HQ +
47.6 Watt (10%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 7300HQ +
41.3 Watt (7%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7300U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7300HQ → 125%

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