Intel Core i5-8300H vs Intel Core i5-7300HQ

Intel Core i5-8300H

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The Intel Core i5-8300H is a fast processor for laptops with four cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and was announced early 2018. The processor clocks at between 2.3 and 4 GHz (3.9 with 4 cores) and can execute up to eight threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process.

The Coffee Lake architecture is similar to Kaby Lake and differs only in the amount of cores (now six cores for the high end versions) and the improved 14nm process (14nm++ according to Intel).

Performance

The Intel Core i5-8300H should perform similar as the older Core i7-7820HQ (2.9 - 4 GHz). The faster Coffee Lake CPUs, like the Core i7-8750H offers two additional cores and is therefore up to 50% faster in multithreaded benchmarks. Still, the performance of the i5-8300H should be sufficient for even demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a slightly higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50 MHz (rumored). The architecture is identical to that of the Intel HD Graphics 630. We do expect a performance improvement, but as a low-end solution it will probably only display current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 45 watts and therefore the i5 is only suited for big laptops with good cooling solutions. Using cTDP-down, the CPU can also be configured to 35 Watt resulting in a reduced performance.

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 i5-8300HIntel Core i5-7300HQ
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
Coffee LakeKaby Lake
: Core i5 Kaby Lake
Intel Core i5-9400H (compare)2500 - 4300 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8400H (compare)2500 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-9300H (compare)2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-8300H2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8269U (compare)2600 - 4200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8279U (compare)2400 - 4100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8259U (compare)2300 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8257U (compare)1400 - 3900 MHz4 / 86 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 i5-7Y54 (compare)1200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
2300 - 4000 MHz2500 - 3500 MHz
256 KB256 KB
1 MB1 MB
8 MB6 MB
4 / 84 / 4
45 45
14 14
100 °C100 °C
FCBGA1440
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 UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 1000 MHz)
$250 U.S.$250 U.S.
Intel Core i5 8300H

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 604     avg: 785.4     median: 805 (18%)     max: 850 Points
min: 501     avg: 512.2     median: 513 (12%)     max: 520 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 151     avg: 168.6     median: 170 (78%)     max: 174 Points
min: 129     avg: 141.1     median: 142 (65%)     max: 149 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6     avg: 7.9     median: 7 (16%)     max: 8 Points
5.8 Points (13%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.9 Points (94%)
1.5 Points (77%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 6115     avg: 6391.5     median: 6463 (71%)     max: 6524 Points
min: 4920     avg: 5318.8     median: 5434 (59%)     max: 5581 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 20061     avg: 22328     median: 22266 (34%)     max: 24718 Points
min: 17197     avg: 17956.1     median: 18064 (28%)     max: 18304 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 28616     avg: 30318.5     median: 30318 (40%)     max: 32021 Points
min: 21912     avg: 22624.7     median: 22845 (30%)     max: 23117 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 8277     avg: 8391.5     median: 8391 (81%)     max: 8506 Points
min: 6594     avg: 6810.7     median: 6700 (65%)     max: 7138 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 205     avg: 255.6     median: 265 (3%)     max: 285 seconds
min: 331     avg: 346.7     median: 348 (4%)     max: 351 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 6     avg: 7.9     median: 7 (1%)     max: 9 seconds
min: 10     avg: 11.3     median: 11 (2%)     max: 12 seconds
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 39     avg: 43.7     median: 40 (1%)     max: 52 fps
34.1 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 163     avg: 173.4     median: 169 (63%)     max: 188 fps
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
0.4 GB/s (20%)
0.2 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.6 GB/s (20%)
0.4 GB/s (12%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.9 GB/s (20%)
2.3 GB/s (12%)
Blender 2.79 *
900.5 Seconds (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6266     avg: 6279     median: 6279 (42%)     max: 6292 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.5 Seconds (2%)
min: 10     avg: 10.8     median: 10 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 20     avg: 21.2     median: 21 (1%)     max: 21 Seconds
24.5 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 545     avg: 550.4     median: 548 (2%)     max: 558 Seconds
min: 590     avg: 603.8     median: 596 (3%)     max: 654 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6234     avg: 8139.4     median: 8154 (42%)     max: 9415 points
min: 5382     avg: 6022.3     median: 6042 (31%)     max: 6627 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 48575     avg: 52493.5     median: 53016 (34%)     max: 56026 Points
min: 42492     avg: 50667.4     median: 52482 (34%)     max: 53471 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 48063     avg: 51178.2     median: 51009 (61%)     max: 55273 Points
min: 39401     avg: 48909.2     median: 50273 (60%)     max: 53025 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 45639     avg: 53926.8     median: 56262 (65%)     max: 57543 Points
min: 46577     avg: 50186.4     median: 50280 (58%)     max: 52451 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6260     avg: 7612.6     median: 7857 (20%)     max: 8471 Points
min: 4269     avg: 4697.1     median: 4722 (12%)     max: 4855 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 9136     avg: 10978.7     median: 11196 (34%)     max: 11971 Points
min: 6020     avg: 6672.1     median: 6733 (21%)     max: 6881 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
15050 Points (19%)
min: 9728     avg: 9773.3     median: 9752 (12%)     max: 9840 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3740 Points (77%)
min: 3163     avg: 3184.3     median: 3195 (66%)     max: 3195 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 72902     avg: 81105     median: 83205 (29%)     max: 87208 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 8085     avg: 9720.3     median: 10525 (35%)     max: 10551 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3387     avg: 3823.3     median: 4022 (67%)     max: 4061 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4770 Points (75%)
min: 3387     avg: 3862     median: 4040 (64%)     max: 4159 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
14790 Points (26%)
min: 8081     avg: 10065     median: 11039 (19%)     max: 11075 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1094     avg: 1145.7     median: 1133 (2%)     max: 1208 ms
min: 955     avg: 1039.9     median: 1044 (2%)     max: 1131 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
88.5 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 30806     avg: 32868.8     median: 33251 (63%)     max: 34659 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 i5-8300H → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7300HQ → 88%

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