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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 compare4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U compare2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U compare2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y32 compare1 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 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
Architecturex86
Starting Price$281 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2017

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 328     avg: 343     median: 340 (8%)     max: 369 Points
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wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 446.9     avg: 468     median: 467.7 (6%)     max: 488.583 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 13.8     avg: 14.6     median: 14.6 (3%)     max: 15.375 s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 24     avg: 24     median: 24 (11%)     max: 24.08 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 128     avg: 128     median: 128.2 (38%)     max: 128.34 fps
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4126     avg: 4492     median: 4491.5 (25%)     max: 4857 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.033     avg: 12     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 25     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.034 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 560     avg: 564     median: 563.9 (3%)     max: 567.857 s
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 36277     avg: 40889     median: 40888.5 (43%)     max: 45500 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, 12.30")
» Dell Latitude 12 5285, Core i5-7300U - External Review

Dell Latitude 12 5285-7932 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.30")
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Dell Latitude 14 7480-WY8VF (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14.00")
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Dell Latitude 15 5580-8RDWV (Intel HD Graphics 620, 15.60")
» Dell Latitude 15 5580-8RDWV - External Review

Dell Latitude 5289 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.50")
» Dell Latitude 5289 (i5, 256GB, 8GB) Convertible Review - Review
» Dell Latitude 5289 - External Review

Dell Latitude 5580 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 15.60")
» Dell Latitude 5580 (Full HD, i5-7300U) Laptop Review - Review

Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged, i5-7300U (Intel HD Graphics 620, 11.60")
» Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged, i5-7300U - External Review

Fujitsu Stylistic R727 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.50")
» Fujitsu Stylistic R727 - External Review

HP Elitebook x360 1020 G2-1EJ33AV (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.50")
» HP Elitebook x360 1020 G2-1EJ33AV - External Review

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.30")
» 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, 14.00")
» Lenovo ThinkPad L470-20J40015US - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD000RUS (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14.00")
» Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD000RUS - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HF0012US (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14.00")
» 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, 14.00")
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017, Core i5-7300U - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017, Core i5-7300U (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14.00")
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017, Core i5-7300U - External Review

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.30")
» 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, 12.20")
» Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE - External Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 MK6 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.10")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 MK6 - External Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.00")
» 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, 14.00")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 Mid - External Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-54G2999VM (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14.00")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 (i5-7300U) Rugged Laptop Review - Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.00")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 Convertible Review - Review
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Kaby Lake

» Intel Core i7-7740X
   4x 4.3 GHz - 4.5 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7700K
   4x 4.2 GHz - 4.5 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7700
   4x 3.6 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
   4x 3.1 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7920HQ
   4x 3.1 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7700T
   4x 2.9 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7600K
   4x 3.8 GHz - 4.2 GHz
» Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
   4x 3 GHz - 4 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7820HQ
   4x 2.9 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7820HK
   4x 2.9 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7700HQ
   4x 2.8 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7500
   4x 3.4 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7440HQ
   4x 2.8 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7567U
   2x 3.5 GHz - 4 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7660U
   2x 2.5 GHz - 4 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7600U
   2x 2.8 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7300HQ
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7500T
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7287U
   2x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7560U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7360U
   2x 2.3 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7267U
   2x 3.1 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7500U
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7300U
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7260U
   2x 2.2 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7200U
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i3-7100H
   2x 3 GHz
» Intel Core i3-7167U
   2x 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-7130U
   2x 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i7-7Y75
   2x 1.3 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7Y57
   2x 1.2 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7Y54
   2x 1.2 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-7100U
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Core m3-7Y32
   2x 1 GHz - 3 GHz
» Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core m3-7Y30
   2x 1 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» Intel Celeron 3965U
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Core i3-7020U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Celeron 3867U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Celeron 3865U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Celeron 3965Y
   2x 1.5 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Pentium Gold 7505
   2x 2 GHz - 3.5 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen 3 2300U
   4x 2 GHz - 3.4 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U
   4x 2 GHz - 3.4 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-7500U
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.5 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-5350H
   2x 3 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-7300U
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.5 GHz
- Intel Core i3-8130U
   2x 2.2 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- Intel Core i7-2635QM
   4x 2 GHz - 2.9 GHz
- Intel Core i7-2630QM
   4x 2 GHz - 2.9 GHz
- Intel Core i5-6287U
   2x 3.1 GHz - 3.5 GHz
- Intel Core i7-5557U
   2x 3.1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
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