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Intel Core i5-7500

Intel 7500

The Intel Core i5-7500 is a fast mid-range quad-core processor for desktops based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It offers four cores (no HyperThreading and therefore also only 4 threads at once) that run at 3.4 - 3.8 GHz.

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

The performance of the i5-7500 is comparable to a mobile Core i7-7700HQ. Therefore, the performance is sufficient even for demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 530) running at 350 - 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 slightly. Intel still specifies the TDP with 65 Watts, which is a lot more than the 45 Watts of the mobile Kaby-Lake-H CPUs but less than e.g. the Core i5-7600K (91 Watt).

SeriesIntel Core i5 (Desktop)
CodenameKaby Lake
Series: Core i5 (Desktop) Kaby Lake
Intel Core i5-7600K (compare)3800 - 4200 MHz4 / 48 MB
» Intel Core i5-75003400 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Clock Rate3400 - 3800 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)65 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketFCLGA1151
FeaturesDDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2400 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
GPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$202 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2017
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 7500

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
159 Points (82%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (18%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (25%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9 Seconds (2%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
6268 points (38%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
60021 Points (87%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 7600K
   3.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 7500
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6600K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4590
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3570K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3550
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3470
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2500K
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6600T
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4460
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4430
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500T
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2400
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6400T
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 750
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 5950HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 6920HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 6970HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 7700HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 7500
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
+ Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
   2.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 5850HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
   2.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 6870HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4980HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09-12)