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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
Series: Core i5 Kaby Lake
Intel Core i5-7440HQ (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ (compare)2500 - 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 i5-7300U2600 - 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
Clock Rate2600 - 3500 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
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
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2017

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 328     avg: 342.4     median: 340 (11%)     max: 369 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 125     avg: 140     median: 142 (67%)     max: 145 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.57     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (14%)     max: 4.13 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.59     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (66%)     max: 1.64 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5524     avg: 5529     median: 5529 (60%)     max: 5534 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 12072     avg: 12298     median: 12298 (25%)     max: 12524 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7185 Points (70%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 446.9     avg: 467.7     median: 467.7 (6%)     max: 488.583 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 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 (17%)     max: 24.08 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 128     avg: 128.2     median: 128.2 (47%)     max: 128.34 fps
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4126     avg: 4491.5     median: 4491.5 (13%)     max: 4857 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.033     avg: 12     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 25     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.034 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 560     avg: 563.9     median: 563.9 (3%)     max: 567.857 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3873     avg: 4392.6     median: 4364.5 (23%)     max: 4823 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40272     avg: 43335.3     median: 44182 (28%)     max: 45552 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 36277     avg: 40888.5     median: 40888.5 (53%)     max: 45500 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 47197     avg: 47678     median: 47678 (60%)     max: 48159 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2870     avg: 3519.9     median: 3396 (9%)     max: 4053 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4062     avg: 5085.7     median: 4947 (18%)     max: 5757 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4219 Points (67%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1044.3     avg: 1118.5     median: 1075.6 (2%)     max: 1278.5 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 32474     avg: 34054.5     median: 33734 (69%)     max: 36276 Points
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