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Intel Core i7-8705G

Intel i7-8705G

The Intel Core i7-8705G is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2018. similar to the Core i7-7920HQ it integrates four processor cores clocked at 3.1 - 4.1 GHz. As a speciality the package also contains a Vega based graphics card from AMD (rumors speak of 20 CUs = 1,280 shaders at 1011 MHz) and 4 GB HBM2 graphics memory. The CPU is still produced in 14nm as the i7-7920HQ. Similar to the Core i7-8706G, but without vPro support. Compared to the high-end Kaby Lake-G models, the i7-8705G only features 20 instead of 24 CUs for the Vega GPU and a lower TDP of 65 versus 100 Watt.


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.


Compared to the i7-7920HQ, the i7-8705G should be slightly faster due to the HBM2 memory and the 65 Watt TDP. The performance is therefore sufficient even for very demanding tasks and on par with powerful desktop quad-core processors.


In addition to the Intel HD Graphics 630 in the CPU die, the Core i7-8809G also offers an AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics card with 20 CUs and therefore double the amount of the current mobile Ryzen APUs (e.g. Ryzen 7 2700 with 10 CUs) but 4 less than the Vega M GH of the high end models.

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 8809G should also support HDCP 2.2, but for HDMI 2.0, it most likely needs a converter from DisplayPort.

Power Consumption

The CPU chip is manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors. It is rated at a TDP of around 65 Watt and therefore is only suited for laptops with good cooling solutions. Compared to laptops with Core i7-H quad cores and dedicated graphics cards, the i7-8705G based models can be built with smaller chassis.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameKaby Lake-G

Series: Core i7 Kaby Lake-G

Intel Core i7-8809G compare3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8709G compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8706G compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8705G « 3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
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)65 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4-2400 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUAMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 (931 - 1011 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date01/07/2018


Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 404     avg: 414     median: 414 (46%)     max: 424 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1845     avg: 1883     median: 1883 (5%)     max: 1921 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 733     avg: 763     median: 746 (5%)     max: 810 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 165     avg: 171.7     median: 174 (52%)     max: 176 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 7.59     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (10%)     max: 7.65 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.89     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (48%)     max: 1.97 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7804     avg: 8958     median: 9001 (24%)     max: 9742 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 52646     avg: 53874     median: 53874 (45%)     max: 55102 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5191     avg: 6631     median: 6911 (17%)     max: 7509 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 7038     avg: 9679     median: 10216 (18%)     max: 11246 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2844     avg: 3454     median: 3685 (16%)     max: 3834 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
16066 points (18%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1100     avg: 1121     median: 1123 (1%)     max: 1140 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 32176     avg: 32774     median: 32262 (29%)     max: 33885 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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