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Intel Core i3-7100H vs Intel Core i5-7300U vs Intel Core i3-7020U

Intel Core i3-7100H

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The Intel Core i3-7100H is a dual-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It is probably based on the quad-core die from the other H-series processor with two deactivated cores considering the TDP and the integrated HD Graphics 630. The two CPU cores run at 3GHZ without a Turbo, and the processor can execute up to four threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper Threading. It is also equipped with an Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR4) as well as VP9 and H.265 video decoding as well as encoding. The chip is still manufactured in a 14nm process with FinFET transistors.

Architektur

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

Compared to the similarly branded, but much more efficient Core i3-7100U (2.4 GHz, 15-Watt TDP), the i3-7100H has much higher clocks and the performance is almost on par with theCore i5-7200U (2.5-3.1 GHz).

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 530) running at 350 - 950 MHz in this case. The performance depends a lot on the memory configuration. Compared to HD 620 GPUs, the higher TDP could result in better sustained performance.

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. The TDP is pretty high for a dual-core processor at 35 Watts, so the CPU is not suited fpr thin and light notebooks (where the i3-7100U comes into play).

Intel Core i5-7300U

► remove from comparison Intel i5-7300U

The Intel Core i5-7300U 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 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (2 core Turbo also 3.5 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 3.5 GHz, the Core i5-7300U clocks significantly higher than the old Core i5-7200U (2.5 - 3.1) and Core i5-6200U (2.3 - 2.8 GHz). Thanks to the fast Turbo frequency, the performance should be slightly below to the Core i7-7500U (2.7 - 3.5 GHz, but 4 MB L3 cache). Therfore, the performance is sufficient for demanding tasks.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 520) running at 300 - 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 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.

Intel Core i3-7020U

► remove from comparison Intel i3-7020U

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.

ModelIntel Core i3-7100HIntel Core i5-7300UIntel Core i3-7020U
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
Clock3000 MHz2600 - 3500 MHz2300 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP35 Watt15 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1356BGA1356BGA1356
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 DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 950 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$393 U.S.$281 U.S.$281 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Kaby Lake i3-7020U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 325     avg: 327.5     median: 327.5 (3%)     max: 330 Points
min: 328     avg: 343.3     median: 340 (4%)     max: 369 Points
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227 Points (2%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
130 Points (40%)
93 Points (28%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.6 Points (5%)
min: 3.57     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (5%)     max: 4.13 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.59     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (5%)     max: 1.64 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4870 Points (40%)
min: 5524     avg: 5529     median: 5529 (45%)     max: 5534 Points
3588 Points (29%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
11172 Points (13%)
min: 12072     avg: 12298     median: 12298 (14%)     max: 12524 Points
8083 Points (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
14213 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
7185 Points (39%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
503 s (6%)
min: 446.9     avg: 467.8     median: 467.8 (6%)     max: 488.6 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
15.9 s (3%)
min: 13.8     avg: 14.6     median: 14.6 (3%)     max: 15.38 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2713 Points (16%)
2696 Points (16%)
1920 Points (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
21.3 fps (8%)
min: 24     avg: 24     median: 24 (9%)     max: 24.08 fps
15.6 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
113.6 fps (27%)
min: 128     avg: 128.2     median: 128.2 (30%)     max: 128.3 fps
80 fps (19%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.8 GB/s (0%)
2.1 GB/s (0%)
1.4 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
4231 Points (9%)
min: 4126     avg: 4492     median: 4491.5 (10%)     max: 4857 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12.6 s (3%)
min: 11.03     avg: 12     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13 s
12 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
28.5 s (1%)
min: 25     avg: 25     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.03 s
28 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 560     avg: 564     median: 564 (3%)     max: 568 s
706 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
10915 Points (10%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
4559 Points (13%)
min: 3873     avg: 4393     median: 4364.5 (12%)     max: 4823 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 40272     avg: 43335     median: 44182 (28%)     max: 45552 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 36277     avg: 40889     median: 40888.5 (34%)     max: 45500 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 47197     avg: 47678     median: 47678 (40%)     max: 48159 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2870     avg: 3520     median: 3396 (9%)     max: 4053 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
5154 Points (10%)
min: 4062     avg: 5086     median: 4947 (9%)     max: 5757 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
2022 Points (10%)
1657 Points (8%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4219 Points (44%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
8266 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4096 Points (63%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
7915 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
7603 Points (13%)
4821 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3487 Points (68%)
2221 Points (43%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
4977 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2335 Points (38%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1044     avg: 1119     median: 1075.5 (1%)     max: 1279 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 32474     avg: 34055     median: 33734 (35%)     max: 36276 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7100H → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7300U → 109% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7020U → 78% n=12

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