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Intel Core i7-7920HQ

Intel i7-7920HQ

The Intel Core i7-7920HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It is the top model of the consumer series at the time of the announcement. Only the Xeon E3-1535M v6 is faster (100 - 200 MHz higher Turbo clocks). Besides four cores including Hyper-Threading support running at 3.1-4.1 GHz (4 cores up to 3.7 GHz, 2 cores up to 3.9 GHz), the processor is also equipped with the HD Graphics 630 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

The performance is a bit higher compared to the Skylake predecessor Core i7-6920HQ (2.9-3.8 GHz) thanks to slightly higher clocks (up to 7.9%), so it is the fastest mobile consumer processor in the beginning of 2017 (mobile Xeon E5-1535M v6 has even higher Turbo clocks). The performance is sufficient even for very demanding tasks and on par with powerful desktop quad-core processors.

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 even further. Intel still specifies the TDP with 45 Watts, but it can also be reduced to 35 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 i7-7920HQ3100 - 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 i7-7600U compare2800 - 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 Rate3100 - 4100 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$378 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2017

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
814 Points (19%)
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Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
8.9 Points (20%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
6169 Points (63%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
50.6 fps (30%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
11841 Points (37%)
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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 i7-1068G7
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB + 8 MB
- AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U
   2.3 GHz / 3 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 i7-8709G
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 i7-8706G
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 i7-8705G
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Kaby Lake i7-7920HQ
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
+ Intel Ice Lake i5-1038NG7
   2 GHz / 2048 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300HF
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300H
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790
   3.6 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Coffee Lake i5-8400H
   2.5 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
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Klaus Hinum, 2017-01- 3 (Update: 2017-01- 3)