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Intel Core i3-7020U vs Intel Core i3-7130U vs Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Intel Core i3-7020U

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The Intel Core i3-7020U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.3 GHz (without Turbo Boost) and integrates HyperThreading to work with up to 4 threads at once. The architectural differences are rather small compared to the Skylake generation, therefore the performance per MHz should be very similar. The SoC includes a dual channel DDR4 memory controller and Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics card (clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz). It is manufactured in an improved 14nm FinFET process at Intel. Compare to the old i3-7100U, the newer i3-7020U is clocked 100 MHz lower (CPU cores) and therefore the current entry level model for the Core i3 line. The similar Pentium Gold 4415U offers less Cache (2 versus 3 MB) and a slower GPU.

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.

Intel Core i3-7130U

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The Intel Core i3-7100U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby-Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 GHz (without Turbo Boost) and integrates HyperThreading to work with up to 4 threads at once. The architectural differences are rather small compared to the Skylake generation, therefore the performance per MHz should be very similar. The SoC includes a dual channel DDR4 memory controller and Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics adapter (clocked at 300 MHz to 1,000 MHz). It is manufactured on improved 14 nm Intel process with FinFETs.

Performance

The average 7130U in our database only just matches Intel Core i5-4310U, a dual-core CPU of similar energy efficiency that got released in 2014, in multi-thread performance. While not as horribly slow as an Intel Celeron, this Core i3 is unlikely to make a power user happy, being a pretty basic option overall.

Power consumption

This Core i3 processor has a 15 W default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit). This value can be reduced to as low as 7.5 W if so required, resulting in lower clock speeds and lower performance. Last but not the least, i3-7130U is manufactured on a very old 14 nm process for very low energy efficiency.

Intel Core i7-7700HQ

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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.

ModelIntel Core i3-7020UIntel Core i3-7130UIntel Core i7-7700HQ
SeriesIntel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
CodenameKaby LakeKaby LakeKaby Lake
Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-7700K4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Core i3-7020U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-7700K4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-7130U2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-7700K4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Clock2300 MHz2700 MHz2800 - 3800 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 44 / 8
TDP15 Watt15 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1356BGA1356BGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI save
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$281 U.S.$378 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Kaby Lake i3-7020UIntel Kaby Lake i3-7130U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-7700HQ
33.6 pt (38%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 358     avg: 370     median: 370 (43%)     max: 382 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1765     avg: 1774     median: 1774 (8%)     max: 1783 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
227 Points (2%)
284 Points (3%)
min: 603     avg: 727     median: 734 (8%)     max: 747 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
93 Points (28%)
111 Points (34%)
min: 120     avg: 155.4     median: 159 (48%)     max: 162 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.1 Points (4%)
min: 6.67     avg: 8     median: 8.1 (11%)     max: 8.23 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.3 Points (4%)
min: 1.36     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (6%)     max: 1.84 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
3588 Points (29%)
4338 Points (35%)
min: 5426     avg: 5882     median: 5910 (48%)     max: 7214 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
8083 Points (9%)
9828 Points (11%)
min: 19409     avg: 22384     median: 22152 (25%)     max: 29209 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 28341     avg: 28770     median: 28724.5 (22%)     max: 29210 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 7347     avg: 7559     median: 7584 (41%)     max: 7795 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
568 s (7%)
min: 210.4     avg: 257.2     median: 225.7 (3%)     max: 379 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
18 s (4%)
min: 6.932     avg: 8.7     median: 7.5 (2%)     max: 20.1 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
212.2 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
7.6 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1920 Points (11%)
2250 Points (13%)
min: 3763     avg: 4418     median: 4541.5 (26%)     max: 4903 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 18417     avg: 20916     median: 19916 (12%)     max: 25414 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3986     avg: 4405     median: 4088 (49%)     max: 5457 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
15.6 fps (6%)
19 fps (7%)
min: 36.55     avg: 44.6     median: 46 (17%)     max: 46.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
80 fps (19%)
100.2 fps (24%)
min: 156.9     avg: 168.1     median: 168.4 (40%)     max: 175 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 5.97     avg: 6.2     median: 6 (13%)     max: 6.39 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.361     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.6 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.529     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.724 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.4 GB/s (0%)
1.7 GB/s (0%)
min: 2.4     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (0%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 597     avg: 631     median: 631 (4%)     max: 665 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.7217     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (16%)     max: 0.7605 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3823 Points (8%)
min: 6876     avg: 7596     median: 7686 (16%)     max: 7839 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12 s (3%)
14.1 s (3%)
min: 9     avg: 10.3     median: 10 (2%)     max: 14.8 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
28 s (1%)
47.1 s (2%)
min: 22     avg: 23.3     median: 22.7 (1%)     max: 33.4 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
706 s (3%)
744 s (3%)
min: 511     avg: 565     median: 551 (2%)     max: 921 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 22514     avg: 25520     median: 26567 (25%)     max: 26880 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
3932 Points (11%)
min: 6007     avg: 8386     median: 8833 (24%)     max: 9653 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 13754     avg: 46073     median: 47945 (31%)     max: 52765 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 33185     avg: 46275     median: 47639 (39%)     max: 52753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
36137 Points (30%)
min: 42156     avg: 50621     median: 50806 (43%)     max: 53642 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3090 Points (8%)
min: 4328     avg: 7329     median: 7518.5 (19%)     max: 7867 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
4360 Points (8%)
min: 6143     avg: 10428     median: 10617.5 (20%)     max: 10953 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2863     avg: 3938     median: 3951 (20%)     max: 4383 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1004 Points (43%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
3742 Points (13%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1030 Points (46%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
3924 Points (12%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
3497 Points (36%)
min: 4415     avg: 4638     median: 4635 (48%)     max: 4808 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
6792 Points (8%)
min: 13053     avg: 14679     median: 14783 (16%)     max: 15111 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
3473 Points (54%)
min: 4119     avg: 4477     median: 4452.5 (69%)     max: 4740 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
6782 Points (17%)
min: 12384     avg: 13663     median: 14009.5 (34%)     max: 14596 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
4821 Points (9%)
6047 Points (11%)
min: 13290     avg: 13780     median: 13936.5 (25%)     max: 14275 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2221 Points (43%)
2829 Points (55%)
min: 3256     avg: 3641     median: 3675 (72%)     max: 3843 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
4977 Points (8%)
6279 Points (10%)
min: 13753     avg: 14103     median: 14102.5 (22%)     max: 14452 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2335 Points (38%)
2972 Points (49%)
min: 3532     avg: 3715     median: 3715 (61%)     max: 3898 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8776 Points (71%)
7620 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
7335 Points (67%)
7210 Points (65%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
6043 Points (12%)
12792 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5967 Points (12%)
13091 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6548 Points (17%)
11263 Points (29%)
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - PerformanceTest 9.0 CPU Mark
10003 Points (52%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1682 ms (2%)
min: 919     avg: 982     median: 965 (1%)     max: 1244 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
117.7 ms (1%)
min: 67.2     avg: 75.1     median: 72.4 (1%)     max: 108.5 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
21368 Points (22%)