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Intel Core i5-7300U

Intel i5-7300U

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.

SeriesIntel Kaby Lake
CodenameKaby Lake
Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-7700K compare4200 - 4500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3600 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3100 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3100 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3800 - 4200 MHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3000 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3400 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U compare2800 - 3900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2700 - 3300 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3300 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2400 - 3800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2700 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-7300U2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U compare2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y32 compare1000 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2300 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1000 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1800 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1800 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1700 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1600 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1500 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Clock Rate2600 - 3500 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA1356
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2017

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 328     avg: 343     median: 340 (8%)     max: 369 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 125     avg: 140     median: 142 (62%)     max: 145 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.57     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (9%)     max: 4.13 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.59     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (63%)     max: 1.64 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5524     avg: 5529     median: 5529 (57%)     max: 5534 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 12072     avg: 12298     median: 12298 (21%)     max: 12524 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 446.9     avg: 468     median: 467.7 (6%)     max: 488.583 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 13.8     avg: 14.6     median: 14.6 (3%)     max: 15.375 seconds
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 24     avg: 24     median: 24 (14%)     max: 24.08 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 128     avg: 128     median: 128.2 (44%)     max: 128.34 fps
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 4126     avg: 4492     median: 4491.5 (30%)     max: 4857 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 11.033     avg: 12     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 25     avg: 25     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.034 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 560     avg: 564     median: 563.9 (3%)     max: 567.857 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3873     avg: 4393     median: 4364.5 (20%)     max: 4823 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40272     avg: 43335     median: 44182 (28%)     max: 45552 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36277     avg: 40889     median: 40888.5 (49%)     max: 45500 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 47197     avg: 47678     median: 47678 (55%)     max: 48159 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2870     avg: 3520     median: 3396 (9%)     max: 4053 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4062     avg: 5086     median: 4947 (15%)     max: 5757 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1044.3     avg: 1118     median: 1075.6 (2%)     max: 1278.5 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 32474     avg: 34055     median: 33734 (64%)     max: 36276 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Kaby Lake i5-7300U processor

Dell Latitude 12 5285, Core i5-7300U (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.3")
» Dell Latitude 12 5285, Core i5-7300U - External Review

Dell Latitude 12 5285-7932 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.3")
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Dell Latitude 14 7480-WY8VF (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
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Dell Latitude 15 5580-8RDWV (Intel HD Graphics 620, 15.6")
» Dell Latitude 15 5580-8RDWV - External Review

Dell Latitude 5289 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
» Dell Latitude 5289 (i5, 256GB, 8GB) Convertible Review - Review
» Dell Latitude 5289 - External Review

Dell Latitude 5580 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 15.6")
» Dell Latitude 5580 (Full HD, i5-7300U) Laptop Review - Review

Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged, i5-7300U (Intel HD Graphics 620, 11.6")
» Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged, i5-7300U - External Review

Fujitsu Stylistic R727 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
» Fujitsu Stylistic R727 - External Review

HP Elitebook x360 1020 G2-1EJ33AV (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
» HP Elitebook x360 1020 G2-1EJ33AV - External Review

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.3")
» HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 (Core i5, Full HD) Convertible Review - Review
» HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad L470-20J40015US (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
» Lenovo ThinkPad L470-20J40015US - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD000RUS (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
» Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD000RUS - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HF0012US (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
» Lenovo ThinkPad T470s (7300U, FHD) Laptop Review - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HF0012US - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017, Core i5-7300U (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017, Core i5-7300U - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017, Core i5-7300U (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017, Core i5-7300U - External Review

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.3")
» Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (i5-7300U, 256 GB) Convertible Review - Review
» Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5 - External Review

Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.2")
» Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE - External Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 MK6 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.1")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 MK6 - External Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 (i5-7200U, QHD) Convertible Review - Review
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 - External Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 Mid (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 Mid - External Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 (i5-7300U) Rugged Laptop Review - Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 Convertible Review - Review
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Kaby Lake

» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7740X
   4.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake E3-1535M v6
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7920HQ
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700T
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7600K
   3.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake E3-1505M v6
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7820HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7820HK
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7500
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7440HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7567U
   3.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7660U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7600U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7300HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7500T
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7287U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7560U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7360U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7267U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7300U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7260U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7167U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7130U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7Y75
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7Y57
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7Y54
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y32
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4415U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y30
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3965U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7020U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3867U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3865U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4425Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4415Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4410Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3965Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 5350H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7300U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
+ Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U
   2.2 GHz / 1024 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 940
   2.93 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
   2.66 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-01- 3)