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Intel Core i5-7300HQ

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.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameKaby Lake
Series: 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 i5-7300U (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 i5-7Y54 (compare)1200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 (compare)1200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate2500 - 3500 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$250 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2017

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 503     avg: 513.2     median: 514 (24%)     max: 520 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 129     avg: 141.4     median: 142.5 (72%)     max: 149 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.38     avg: 5.7     median: 5.8 (2%)     max: 5.92 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.49     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (67%)     max: 1.68 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4920     avg: 5343.3     median: 5436 (73%)     max: 5581 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 17197     avg: 17977.6     median: 18158 (37%)     max: 18304 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 21912     avg: 22514.5     median: 22514.5 (55%)     max: 23117 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6594     avg: 6866     median: 6866 (55%)     max: 7138 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 331.085     avg: 346.2     median: 348.1 (4%)     max: 351.3 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 10.979     avg: 11.3     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 12.409 seconds
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34     avg: 34.1     median: 34 (20%)     max: 34.2 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 160     avg: 160.5     median: 160.5 (69%)     max: 161 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (12%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (17%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2.3 GB/s (19%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
6292 Points (50%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10.676     avg: 10.8     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 11.294 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24.377     avg: 24.6     median: 24.5 (1%)     max: 24.894 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 590     avg: 603.6     median: 594.3 (3%)     max: 654.006 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5382     avg: 5988.1     median: 6028.5 (37%)     max: 6627 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 42492     avg: 50168.6     median: 52365 (34%)     max: 53471 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 39401     avg: 48300.3     median: 49522 (72%)     max: 52657 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 46577     avg: 49714.8     median: 50265 (72%)     max: 51938 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4269     avg: 4686.6     median: 4722 (12%)     max: 4847 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 6020     avg: 6637.3     median: 6783 (30%)     max: 6881 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9728     avg: 9773.3     median: 9752 (31%)     max: 9840 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3163     avg: 3184.3     median: 3195 (69%)     max: 3195 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 72902     avg: 81105     median: 83205 (40%)     max: 87208 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 8085     avg: 9720.3     median: 10525 (38%)     max: 10551 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3387     avg: 3823.3     median: 4022 (70%)     max: 4061 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3387     avg: 3862     median: 4040 (68%)     max: 4159 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 8081     avg: 10065     median: 11039 (44%)     max: 11075 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1019.7     avg: 1037.6     median: 1044.1 (2%)     max: 1049.1 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 33589     avg: 34854     median: 34965 (72%)     max: 36008 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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