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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 i5-7Y54 (compare)1200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 (compare)1200 - 3300 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: 345.7     median: 343 (16%)     max: 369 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 141     avg: 142.8     median: 142.5 (73%)     max: 145 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.57     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (16%)     max: 4.13 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.59     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (73%)     max: 1.64 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
5524 Points (70%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7185 Points (58%)
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 (14%)     max: 24.08 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 128     avg: 128.2     median: 128.2 (55%)     max: 128.34 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (12%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4126     avg: 4491.5     median: 4491.5 (35%)     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: 4351     median: 4433 (27%)     max: 4760 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 (60%)     max: 45500 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2870     avg: 3514.6     median: 3371 (9%)     max: 4053 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4062     avg: 5072.2     median: 4947 (22%)     max: 5757 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1044.3     avg: 1123     median: 1046.1 (2%)     max: 1278.5 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 32474     avg: 33978.7     median: 33186 (69%)     max: 36276 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Core 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")
» Dell Latitude 12 5285-7932 - External Review

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

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

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

Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 - 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 8350U
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 8250U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 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 7260U
   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 7200U
   2.5 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 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 7Y57
   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)