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Intel Core i7-7600U

Intel i7-7600U

The Intel Core i7-7600U 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 2.8 - 3.9 GHz (2 core Turbo also 3.9 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 3.9 GHz, the Core i7-7600U clocks significantly higher than the old Core i7-6500U (2.5 - 3.1). That means, the i7-7600U is (at the time of announcement in beginning of 2017) the fastest dual core processor for laptops. The performance is sufficient for demanding tasks (except some games that may need four real cores).

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 520) running at 300 - 1150 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 compare4200 - 4500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3600 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3100 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3100 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3800 - 4200 MHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3000 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3400 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-7600U2800 - 3900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2700 - 3300 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3300 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2400 - 3800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3100 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2700 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U compare2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1200 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1200 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U compare2400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y32 compare1000 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2300 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1000 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1800 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1800 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1700 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1600 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1500 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Clock Rate2800 - 3900 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 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 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$393 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2017

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 242     avg: 340.8     median: 345 (121%)     max: 284 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 112     avg: 153.4     median: 161 (134%)     max: 120 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.62     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (116%)     max: 3.390000104904175 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.48     avg: 1.8     median: 1.9 (135%)     max: 1.3700000047683716 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5145     avg: 6115.7     median: 6263 (138%)     max: 4553 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 11324     avg: 12635.1     median: 12580.5 (121%)     max: 10398 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 16430     avg: 16430     median: 16430 (146%)     max: 11264 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 8145     avg: 8145     median: 8145 (141%)     max: 5778 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 436.057     avg: 486.2     median: 480.5 (6%)     max: 555.715 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 12.1     avg: 15     median: 13.7 (3%)     max: 19.9 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2333     avg: 2681     median: 2686 (57%)     max: 2976 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 19.51     avg: 22.4     median: 22.7 (108%)     max: 21.06999969482422 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 105.04     avg: 119.7     median: 121.1 (111%)     max: 108.72000122070312 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.238     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.248 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.4     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.416 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 2.3     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (0%)     max: 2.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 4570     avg: 4713.8     median: 4720.5 (112%)     max: 4227 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 9     avg: 10.2     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 13.33 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 22     avg: 23.5     median: 22.6 (1%)     max: 30.31 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 506.49     avg: 551.5     median: 542.5 (2%)     max: 688.22 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
12748 Points (53%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1706     avg: 4363.6     median: 4523 (113%)     max: 3988 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 23959     avg: 38426.5     median: 39578 (25%)     max: 50904 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 28540     avg: 39426.3     median: 39313 (128%)     max: 30817 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 42535     avg: 47762     median: 47153 (113%)     max: 41610 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3334     avg: 3712.1     median: 3768 (126%)     max: 2987 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4806     avg: 5344.2     median: 5378 (126%)     max: 4263 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 1845     avg: 1891     median: 1891 (129%)     max: 1470 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 7427     avg: 7748.5     median: 7748.5 (120%)     max: 6454 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3486     avg: 3693     median: 3693 (115%)     max: 3199 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4080     avg: 4080     median: 4080 (105%)     max: 3898 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4272 Points (84%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4386 Points (96%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 914     avg: 991.8     median: 949.3 (2%)     max: 1257.7 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 62.5     avg: 65.2     median: 64.3 (1%)     max: 69.8 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 24529     avg: 35132     median: 36858 (119%)     max: 30999 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
42.3 Watt (28%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
35.4 Watt (25%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Kaby Lake i7-7600U processor

Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.3")
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Dell Latitude 12 7280-9279 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
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Dell Latitude 13 7380 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.3")
» Dell Latitude 13 7380 (i7-7600U, FHD) Laptop Review - Review
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Dell Latitude 13 7389-CTO4738913US (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.3")
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Dell Latitude 14 7480-8685 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
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Dell Latitude 14 E7480 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14.1")
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Dell Latitude 5280, Core i7-7600U (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
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Dell Latitude 5289, Core i7-7600U (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
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Dell Latitude 5480 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
» Dell Latitude 5480 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review - Review
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Dell Latitude 7280 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
» Dell Latitude 7280 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review - Review
» Dell Latitude 7280 - External Review

Dell Latitude 7480 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
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Fujitsu Lifebook P727 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
» Fujitsu Lifebook P727 (i7, 16 GB, LTE) Convertible Review - Review
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Fujitsu Lifebook T937 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.3")
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Fujitsu Lifebook U727 vPro (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
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HP Elite x2 1012 G2-1LV49EA (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.3")
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HP EliteBook 1030 G2-Z2W73EA x360 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.3")
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HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
» HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 (i7-7600U, FHD Sure View) Convertible Review - Review
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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2-1EN97EA (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.3")
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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2-Z2W73EA (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.3")
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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2-Z2W74EA (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.3")
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HP ProBook 640 G3 Z2W40EA (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
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HP ZBook 14u G4-2FH00AW (AMD FirePro W4190M, 14")
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HP ZBook x2 G4-3FB86UT (NVIDIA Quadro M620, 14")
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Lenovo ThinkPad P51s 20HB000SGE (NVIDIA Quadro M520, 15.6")
» Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (Core i7, 4K) Workstation Review - Review
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Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
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Lenovo ThinkPad T570-20H9000LMC (Intel HD Graphics 620, 15.6")
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20HR006SUS (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 20JES03T00 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review - Review
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Lenovo ThinkPad X270-20HN001EUK (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
» Lenovo ThinkPad X270, Core i7-7600U - External Review

Toshiba Portege X20W-D-10R (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
» Toshiba Portégé X20W (7600U, 512 GB) Convertible Review - Review
» Toshiba Portege X20W-D-10R - External Review

Toshiba Portege X20W-D-111 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
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Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001) (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portégé X30 (i7-7600U, 256 GB) Laptop Review - Review
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Toshiba Tecra X40-D (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Kaby Lake

» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7740X
   4.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake E3-1535M v6
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7920HQ
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700T
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7600K
   3.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake E3-1505M v6
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7820HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7820HK
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7500
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7440HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7567U
   3.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7660U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7600U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7300HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7500T
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7287U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7560U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7360U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7267U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7300U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7260U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100H
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7167U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7130U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7Y75
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7Y57
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i5-7Y54
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y32
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4415U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y30
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3965U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake i3-7020U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3867U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3865U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4425Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4415Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4410Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Kaby Lake Celeron 3965Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Ice Lake i5-1030NG7
   1.1 GHz / 2 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Ice Lake i5-1030G7
   0.8 GHz / 2 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Ice Lake i5-1030G4
   0.7 GHz / 2 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Ice Lake i3-1005G1
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Kaby Lake i7-7660U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7600U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
+ Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4712MQ
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4750HQ
   2 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3635QM
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3630QM
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Klaus Hinum, 2017-01- 3 (Update: 2017-01- 3)