Intel Core i7-7700HQ vs Intel Core i7-7500U

Intel Core i7-7700HQ

► remove Intel 7700HQ

The Intel Core i7-7700HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake H architecture (7th generation Core), which was announced in January 2017 at CES. It is the successor to the Core i7-6700HQ from the Skylake generation and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm+ process, so the clocks are 200 MHz higher at the same TDP. The architecture was not changed, only the video engine got an update (see our Kaby Lake article).

The integrated graphics card is called Intel HD Graphics 630, but the architecture does not differ from the 530 GPU from the Skylake generation and only the clocks are slightly higher. 

Performance

Thanks to the 200 MHz higher clocks (5.5-7.6% depending on the Boost), the CPU performance is increased and roughly on par with the Core i7-6970HQ (2.8-3.7 GHz but with 128 MB eDRAM). The TDP can also be reduced to 35 Watts (cTDP down), but this will reduce the performance.

Power Consumption

Due to its 45-Watt TDP, the CPU will be used in bigger notebooks with at least 15 inches most of the time.

Intel Core i7-7500U

► remove Intel 7500U

The Intel Core i7-7500U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 - 3.5 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 - 1050 MHz). It is manufactured in an improved 14nm FinFET process (14nm+) at Intel. Compared to the old Skylake Core i7-6500U (2.5 - 3.1 GHz), the i7-7500U clock speed is up to 400 MHz higher.

 

 

Intel Core i7-7700HQIntel Core i7-7500U
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Kaby LakeKaby Lake
: Core i7 Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-7920HQ (compare)3100 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-7700HQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U (compare)3500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U (compare)2500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U (compare)2800 - 3900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U (compare)2400 - 3800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2700 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 (compare)1300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ (compare)3100 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U (compare)3500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U (compare)2500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U (compare)2800 - 3900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U (compare)2400 - 3800 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-7500U2700 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 (compare)1300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
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Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI saveDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1050 MHz)
$378 U.S.$393 U.S.
Intel Core i7 7500U

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
45.3 pt (49%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 358     avg: 370     median: 370 (72%)     max: 382 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1765     avg: 1774     median: 1774 (20%)     max: 1783 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 603     avg: 726     median: 734 (17%)     max: 747 Points
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min: 265     avg: 338     median: 340 (8%)     max: 376 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 120     avg: 155     median: 159 (73%)     max: 162 Points
min: 110     avg: 142     median: 144 (66%)     max: 149 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.67     avg: 8     median: 8.1 (21%)     max: 8.23 Points
min: 3.4     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (10%)     max: 4.05 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.36     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (74%)     max: 1.84 Points
min: 1.35     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (67%)     max: 1.69 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5426     avg: 5882     median: 5910 (61%)     max: 7214 Points
min: 4835     avg: 5605     median: 5647 (58%)     max: 5722 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 19409     avg: 22384     median: 22152 (37%)     max: 29209 Points
min: 9726     avg: 11831     median: 11745.5 (20%)     max: 12981 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 28341     avg: 28770     median: 28724.5 (38%)     max: 29210 Points
min: 14099     avg: 15061     median: 15362 (20%)     max: 15817 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7347     avg: 7559     median: 7584 (70%)     max: 7795 Points
min: 6047     avg: 7000     median: 7265 (68%)     max: 7305 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 210.376     avg: 257     median: 225.7 (3%)     max: 379 seconds
min: 423.826     avg: 493     median: 485.8 (6%)     max: 602 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 6.932     avg: 8.7     median: 7.5 (2%)     max: 20.1 seconds
min: 13.112     avg: 14.3     median: 14 (3%)     max: 16.8 seconds
wPrime 1.55 - 1024m *
212 seconds (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - 32m *
7.6 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 3763     avg: 4418     median: 4541.5 (53%)     max: 4903 KB/s
min: 1983     avg: 2542     median: 2561 (30%)     max: 3011 KB/s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 18417     avg: 20916     median: 19916 (21%)     max: 25414 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 3986     avg: 4405     median: 4088 (27%)     max: 5457 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 36.55     avg: 44.6     median: 46 (29%)     max: 46.45 fps
min: 20     avg: 22     median: 21.7 (14%)     max: 23.95 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 156.94     avg: 168     median: 168.4 (60%)     max: 175 fps
min: 109     avg: 119     median: 117 (42%)     max: 133.16 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 5.97     avg: 6.2     median: 6 (22%)     max: 6.39 fps
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.361     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (22%)     max: 0.6 GB/s
min: 0.204     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (11%)     max: 0.222 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.529     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (22%)     max: 0.724 GB/s
min: 0.323     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (11%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 2.4     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (21%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
min: 1.9     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (11%)     max: 2.2 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 597     avg: 631     median: 630.9 (4%)     max: 664.8 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
min: 0.7217     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (16%)     max: 0.7605 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6876     avg: 7596     median: 7686 (51%)     max: 7839 Points
min: 3690     avg: 4423     median: 4579 (31%)     max: 4921 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9     avg: 10.3     median: 10 (2%)     max: 14.8 Seconds
min: 10     avg: 10.8     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 11.519 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 22     avg: 23.3     median: 22.7 (1%)     max: 33.4 Seconds
min: 24.205     avg: 24.8     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 25.3 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 510.672     avg: 565     median: 550.8 (2%)     max: 921.1 Seconds
min: 543.1     avg: 577     median: 575 (3%)     max: 615.331 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 22514     avg: 25520     median: 26567 (37%)     max: 26880 Points
min: 11456     avg: 12603     median: 12732 (18%)     max: 13682 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6196     avg: 8408     median: 8838 (43%)     max: 9653 points
min: 2983     avg: 4494     median: 4538 (22%)     max: 5246 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 13754     avg: 46073     median: 47945 (31%)     max: 52765 Points
min: 28860     avg: 39597     median: 40263 (26%)     max: 47877 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 33185     avg: 46275     median: 47639 (57%)     max: 52753 Points
min: 28817     avg: 40062     median: 40419 (48%)     max: 46962 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 514     avg: 49677     median: 50783.5 (59%)     max: 53642 Points
min: 41855     avg: 46680     median: 47434 (55%)     max: 49751 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5726     avg: 7357     median: 7526 (19%)     max: 7867 Points
min: 296     avg: 3628     median: 3748 (9%)     max: 4143 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8081     avg: 10465     median: 10629 (36%)     max: 10953 Points