Intel Core i5-7300U vs Intel Core i5-7440HQ vs Intel Core i5-7200U

Intel Core i5-7300U

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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 i5-7440HQ

► remove Intel 7440HQ

The Intel Core i5-7440HQ 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 2.8 - 3.8 GHz (4 cores up to 3.4, 2 cores up to 3.6 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

Due to the higher clock speeds, the performance of the i5-7440HQ is clearly faster than the old Core i5-6440HQ with 2.6 - 3.5 GHz. 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 i5-7200U

► remove Intel 7200U

The Intel Core i5-7200U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 - 3.1 GHz 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 is 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. Compared to the old Skylake based Core i5-6200U, the i5-7200U offers a 300 MHz higher clock speed.

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: Core i5 Kaby Lake
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3300 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-7300U2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-7440HQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3300 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3300 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-7200U2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
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Intel Core i5 7200U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 328     avg: 342     median: 340 (8%)     max: 369 Points
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554 Points (13%)
min: 268     avg: 325     median: 327 (7%)     max: 337 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 125     avg: 140     median: 142 (65%)     max: 145 Points
158 Points (72%)
min: 88     avg: 126     median: 128 (59%)     max: 132 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.57     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (10%)     max: 4.13 Points
min: 2.85     avg: 3.6     median: 3.7 (9%)     max: 3.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.59     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (66%)     max: 1.64 Points
min: 1.2     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (59%)     max: 1.49 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5524     avg: 5529     median: 5529 (57%)     max: 5534 Points
min: 4787     avg: 4976     median: 4985.5 (51%)     max: 5022 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 12072     avg: 12298     median: 12298 (21%)     max: 12524 Points
min: 9213     avg: 11161     median: 11308 (19%)     max: 11955 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
14213 Points (19%)
min: 11910     avg: 13678     median: 13808 (18%)     max: 14554 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7185 Points (67%)
min: 5663     avg: 6343     median: 6415.5 (60%)     max: 6524 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 446.9     avg: 468     median: 467.7 (6%)     max: 488.583 seconds
319 seconds (4%)
min: 460.884     avg: 495     median: 491.2 (6%)     max: 537 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 13.8     avg: 14.6     median: 14.6 (3%)     max: 15.375 seconds
10.2 seconds (2%)
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wPrime 1.55 - 1024m *
465 seconds (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - 32m *
14.9 seconds (8%)
WinRAR - Result
2696 KB/s (32%)
min: 2094     avg: 2299     median: 2296 (27%)     max: 2449 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 24     avg: 24     median: 24 (15%)     max: 24.08 fps
36 fps (23%)
min: 19     avg: 21.3     median: 21.6 (14%)     max: 22 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 128     avg: 128     median: 128.2 (46%)     max: 128.34 fps
182 fps (65%)
min: 100     avg: 113     median: 113.1 (40%)     max: 117 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (11%)
min: 0.172     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (10%)     max: 0.273 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.278     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.332 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2.1 GB/s (11%)
min: 1.8     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (10%)     max: 1.9 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4126     avg: 4492     median: 4491.5 (30%)     max: 4857 Points
min: 3700     avg: 4299     median: 4347.5 (29%)     max: 4407 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.033     avg: 12     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
9.9 Seconds (2%)
min: 12     avg: 12.3     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 12.614 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 25     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.034 Seconds
25.6 Seconds (1%)
min: 27.36     avg: 28.2     median: 28 (1%)     max: 29.69 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 560     avg: 564     median: 563.9 (3%)     max: 567.857 Seconds
524 Seconds (2%)
min: 610.47     avg: 645     median: 643.4 (3%)     max: 722.288 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
10915 Points (15%)
min: 9939     avg: 11370     median: 11779 (16%)     max: 12049 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3873     avg: 4393     median: 4364.5 (21%)     max: 4823 points
6583 points (32%)
min: 3242     avg: 4145     median: 4107 (20%)     max: 4695 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40272     avg: 43335     median: 44182 (28%)     max: 45552 Points
52071 Points (33%)
min: 28394     avg: 37794     median: 37804 (24%)     max: 42974 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36277     avg: 40889     median: 40888.5 (49%)     max: 45500 Points
51726 Points (62%)
min: 26941     avg: 36877     median: 37260 (44%)     max: 42166 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 47197     avg: 47678     median: 47678 (55%)     max: 48159 Points
min: 36369     avg: 41562     median: 42260 (49%)     max: 43942 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2870     avg: 3520     median: 3396 (9%)     max: 4053 Points
5243 Points (13%)
min: 2622     avg: 3414     median: 3503 (9%)     max: 3684 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4062     avg: 5086     median: 4947 (17%)     max: 5757 Points
7343 Points (25%)
min: 3866     avg: 4887     median: 4979 (17%)     max: 5252 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
7603 Points (13%)
min: 6297     avg: 6584     median: 6480.5 (12%)     max: 6932 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3487 Points (72%)
min: 2812     avg: 2983     median: 2906 (60%)     max: 3209 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6695     avg: 6772     median: 6772 (11%)     max: 6849 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3037     avg: 3144     median: 3143.5 (64%)     max: 3250 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
21218 Points (7%)
min: 14853     avg: 21855     median: 18773 (6%)     max: 45746 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
7915 Points (22%)
min: 6425     avg: 6947     median: 6806 (19%)     max: 7439 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4096 Points (65%)
min: 3484     avg: 3661     median: 3630 (58%)     max: 3902 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4219 Points (67%)
min: 3648     avg: 3799     median: 3809 (60%)     max: 3958 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
8266 Points (14%)
min: 7066     avg: 7413     median: 7516 (13%)     max: 7767 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - CPU Mark
4907 Points (49%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1044.3     avg: 1118     median: 1075.6 (2%)     max: 1278.5 ms
min: 1109.3     avg: 1211     median: 1196.4 (2%)     max: 1542 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 77.7     avg: 124     median: 86.3 (1%)     max: 826 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 32474     avg: 34055     median: 33734 (64%)     max: 36276 Points
min: 21890     avg: 29883     median: 30957 (59%)     max: 32838 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7300U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7440HQ → 126%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7200U → 94%

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