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Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Intel 7700HQ

The Intel Core i7-7700HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake H architecture (7th generation Core), which was announced in January 2017 at CES. It is the successor to the Core i7-6700HQ from the Skylake generation and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm+ process, so the clocks are 200 MHz higher at the same TDP. The architecture was not changed, only the video engine got an update (see our Kaby Lake article).

The integrated graphics card is called Intel HD Graphics 630, but the architecture does not differ from the 530 GPU from the Skylake generation and only the clocks are slightly higher. 

Performance

Thanks to the 200 MHz higher clocks (5.5-7.6% depending on the Boost), the CPU performance is increased and roughly on par with the Core i7-6970HQ (2.8-3.7 GHz but with 128 MB eDRAM). The TDP can also be reduced to 35 Watts (cTDP down), but this will reduce the performance.

Power Consumption

Due to its 45-Watt TDP, the CPU will be used in bigger notebooks with at least 15 inches most of the time.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameKaby Lake
Series: Core i7 Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-7920HQ (compare)3100 - 4100 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK (compare)2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-7700HQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U (compare)3500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U (compare)2800 - 3900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U (compare)2500 - 4000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U (compare)2400 - 3800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U (compare)2700 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 (compare)1300 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate2800 - 3800 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI save
GPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$378 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2017

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 603     avg: 725     median: 734 (34%)     max: 744 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 120     avg: 155.7     median: 159 (80%)     max: 162 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.67     avg: 8     median: 8.1 (3%)     max: 8.23 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.36     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (80%)     max: 1.84 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5488     avg: 5903.1     median: 5910 (80%)     max: 7214 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 19409     avg: 22490.1     median: 22212.5 (45%)     max: 29209 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 28341     avg: 28769.9     median: 28724.5 (70%)     max: 29210 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7347     avg: 7559     median: 7584 (61%)     max: 7795 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 210.376     avg: 257.6     median: 225.7 (3%)     max: 379 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 6.932     avg: 8.5     median: 7.5 (1%)     max: 13.484 seconds
wPrime 1.55 - 1024m *
212.2 seconds (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - 32m *
7.6 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 3763     avg: 4373.9     median: 4499 (53%)     max: 4903 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 36.55     avg: 50.8     median: 46 (27%)     max: 169 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 46     avg: 161.3     median: 166 (71%)     max: 175 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.361     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (24%)     max: 0.6 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.529     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (33%)     max: 0.724 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 2.4     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (34%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6876     avg: 7599.6     median: 7686 (61%)     max: 7839 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9     avg: 10.3     median: 10 (2%)     max: 14.8 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 22     avg: 23.2     median: 22.6 (1%)     max: 33.4 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 510.672     avg: 562.8     median: 548.6 (2%)     max: 921.1 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 23783     avg: 26121.6     median: 26598 (49%)     max: 26880 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6196     avg: 8399.8     median: 8723 (53%)     max: 9653 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 13754     avg: 46018.1     median: 47729.5 (31%)     max: 52765 Points