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Intel Core i7-7600U

Intel 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 Core i7
CodenameKaby Lake
Clock Rate2800 - 3900 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4096 KB
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 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $393 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2017

Benchmarks

Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
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min: 42.3     avg: 42.3 (19%)     median: 42.3 (19%)     max: 42.3 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
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min: 35.4     avg: 35.4 (19%)     median: 35.4 (19%)     max: 35.4 Watt
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 37531     avg: 39586.7 (89%)     median: 40431 (91%)     max: 40798 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 112     avg: 152.7 (68%)     median: 161 (72%)     max: 164 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 190     avg: 322.1 (17%)     median: 343 (18%)     max: 368 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 914     avg: 941 (2%)     median: 926.1 (2%)     max: 983 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 8070     avg: 8070 (26%)     median: 8070 (26%)     max: 8070 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3900     avg: 3900 (84%)     median: 3900 (84%)     max: 3900 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 8312     avg: 8312 (26%)     median: 8312 (26%)     max: 8312 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 4080     avg: 4080 (86%)     median: 4080 (86%)     max: 4080 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 4945     avg: 5492.6 (25%)     median: 5614 (26%)     max: 5787 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 3559     avg: 3798.4 (10%)     median: 3819 (10%)     max: 3997 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 39313     avg: 41183.5 (62%)     median: 41183.5 (62%)     max: 43054 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 23959     avg: 39413.2 (25%)     median: 42828 (28%)     max: 45207 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 62.5     avg: 63.3 (2%)     median: 63.3 (2%)     max: 64.1 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.245     avg: 0.3 (15%)     median: 0.2 (14%)     max: 0.248 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.41     avg: 0.4 (24%)     median: 0.4 (24%)     max: 0.416 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 2.3     avg: 2.4 (23%)     median: 2.4 (23%)     max: 2.4 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 22.41     avg: 23.2 (23%)     median: 23.4 (23%)     max: 23.77 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 114.92     avg: 124.1 (54%)     median: 127.1 (55%)     max: 130.12 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 2333     avg: 2679.8 (32%)     median: 2705 (32%)     max: 2976 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 441.7     avg: 483.9 (6%)     median: 482 (6%)     max: 545.624 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 12.64     avg: 13.9 (3%)     median: 13 (3%)     max: 17.54 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 3814     avg: 4465.3 (27%)     median: 4484.5 (27%)     max: 4946 points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 4648     avg: 4720.5 (44%)     median: 4720.5 (44%)     max: 4793 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.76     avg: 1.8 (84%)     median: 1.9 (85%)     max: 1.87 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 3.62     avg: 3.9 (19%)     median: 3.9 (19%)     max: 4.16 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 6115     avg: 6236 (84%)     median: 6256.5 (85%)     max: 6316 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 11532     avg: 12359.2 (31%)     median: 12416 (31%)     max: 13073 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 9     avg: 10.5 (2%)     median: 9.7 (2%)     max: 13.33 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 22     avg: 24.3 (1%)     median: 22.3 (1%)     max: 30.31 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 510.27     avg: 560 (2%)     median: 526 (2%)     max: 688.22 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Reviews for the Intel Core i7 7600U processor

Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.3")
» Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 Convertible Review - Review
» Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 - External Review

Dell Latitude 14 E7480 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14.1")
» Dell Latitude 14 E7480 - External Review

Dell Latitude 5280, Core i7-7600U (Intel HD Graphics 620, 12.5")
» Dell Latitude 5280, Core i7-7600U - External Review

Dell Latitude 5480 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
» Dell Latitude 5480 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review - Review
» Dell Latitude 5480 - External Review

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")
» Dell Latitude 7480 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review - Review

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2-Z2W73EA (Intel HD Graphics 620, 13.3")
» HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2-Z2W73EA - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HGS00V00 (Intel HD Graphics 620, 14")
» Lenovo ThinkPad T470s (Core i7, WQHD) Laptop Review - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad T470s – What is the best display option? - 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

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7

» Intel Core i7 7920HQ
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4940MX
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 7820HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 7820HK
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 5950HQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 6920HQ
   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 i7 5850HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 6870HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4980HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3940XM
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 5700HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 5750HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 6820HK
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 6820HQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 6770HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4900MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4960HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 6700HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4810MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4870HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3920XM
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4800MQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4950HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4860HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4720HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3840QM
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4850HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710MQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4770HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3740QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4722HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 7567U
   3.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 7600U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 7660U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712MQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4750HQ
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3635QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3630QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702MQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2860QM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2920XM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 7560U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2820QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3612QM
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2720QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2675QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2670QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 6567U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 7500U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 5557U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 940XM
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4578U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3540M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4558U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 6600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 6650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 6560U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3520M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 6500U
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5500U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5550U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2620M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4650U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3687U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4510U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 820QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3667U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4500U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4550U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 740QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 7Y75
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2629M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2677M
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660LM
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2637M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2657M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3689Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640LM
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620LM
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 680UM
   1.47 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Xeon (Desktop) E3-1226 v3
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4590
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 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 i7 7600U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
+ Intel Core i7 7660U
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ 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
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Klaus Hinum, 2017-01- 3 (Update: 2017-01- 3)