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Intel Core i5-7300U

Intel 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 Core i5
CodenameKaby Lake
Clock Rate2600 - 3500 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. 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
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $281 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2017

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 36276     avg: 36276 (82%)     median: 36276 (82%)     max: 36276 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 144     avg: 144 (65%)     median: 144 (65%)     max: 144 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 346     avg: 346 (19%)     median: 346 (19%)     max: 346 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 1044.3     avg: 1044.3 (2%)     median: 1044.3 (2%)     max: 1044.3 ms
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 4874     avg: 4874 (22%)     median: 4874 (22%)     max: 4874 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 47197     avg: 47197 (68%)     median: 47197 (68%)     max: 47197 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 36277     avg: 36277 (55%)     median: 36277 (55%)     max: 36277 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 3873     avg: 3873 (24%)     median: 3873 (24%)     max: 3873 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 10915     avg: 10915 (27%)     median: 10915 (27%)     max: 10915 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 4126     avg: 4126 (39%)     median: 4126 (39%)     max: 4126 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.64     avg: 1.6 (75%)     median: 1.6 (75%)     max: 1.64 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 3.57     avg: 3.6 (18%)     median: 3.6 (18%)     max: 3.57 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 7185     avg: 7185 (79%)     median: 7185 (79%)     max: 7185 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 14213     avg: 14213 (35%)     median: 14213 (35%)     max: 14213 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 5524     avg: 5524 (75%)     median: 5524 (75%)     max: 5524 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 12524     avg: 12524 (31%)     median: 12524 (31%)     max: 12524 Points
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Reviews for the Intel Core i5 7300U processor

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

Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5

» Intel Core i5 7440HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 6440HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 7300HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 6350HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 6300HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 7287U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 7360U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 7267U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 5350H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 7300U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6287U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 4340M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5287U
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 7360U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 6267U
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210H
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200H
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5257U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4308U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4400E
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 7200U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6360U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6300U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4288U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4278U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3380M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3360M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3340M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6260U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3230M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6198DU
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 6200U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5300U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5350U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3210M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2540M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4360U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5200U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5250U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 7Y54
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 580M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2435M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2430M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2415M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2410M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3427U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4250U
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 480M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 540M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 460M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3337U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 450M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3317U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4302Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2557M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3439Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4220Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2467M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2537M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 470UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 540UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 6567U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 7360U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 7267U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 7500U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 5350H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 7300U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ 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
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 750
   2.66 GHz / 1024 KB + 8196 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-01- 3)