Intel Core i3-7100U vs Intel Core i5-7500

Intel Core i3-7100U

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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 2.4 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 Skylake Core i3-6100U, the i3-7100U offers a 100 MHz improved clock speed.

 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 i5-7500

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The Intel Core i5-7500 is a fast mid-range quad-core processor for desktops based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It offers four cores (no HyperThreading and therefore also only 4 threads at once) that run at 3.4 - 3.8 GHz.

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 of the i5-7500 is comparable to a mobile Core i7-7700HQ. Therefore, the performance is sufficient even for demanding applications and games.

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 slightly. Intel still specifies the TDP with 65 Watts, which is a lot more than the 45 Watts of the mobile Kaby-Lake-H CPUs but less than e.g. the Core i5-7600K (91 Watt).

Intel Core i3-7100UIntel Core i5-7500
Intel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
Kaby LakeKaby Lake
Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-7700K compare4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U compare2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y32 compare1 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-7700K compare4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U compare2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y32 compare1 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
2400 MHz3400 - 3800 MHz
128 KB256 KB
512 KB1 MB
3 MB6 MB
2 / 44 / 4
15 65
14 14
100 °C
BGA1356FCLGA1151
Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2400 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$281 U.S.$202 U.S.
Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100UIntel Kaby Lake i5-7500

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 256     avg: 257     median: 256.5 (6%)     max: 260 Points
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585 Points (13%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 86     avg: 94.3     median: 95 (35%)     max: 100 Points
159 Points (58%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.9 Points (6%)
6.9 Points (14%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1 Points (33%)
1.8 Points (58%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3871     avg: 3874     median: 3874 (35%)     max: 3877
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 8718     avg: 8758     median: 8757.5 (15%)     max: 8797
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 635.07     avg: 640     median: 639.8 (8%)     max: 644.6 s
306 s (4%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 20.195     avg: 20.2     median: 20.2 (4%)     max: 20.3 s
9.7 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 i5-7500 +
2979 (19%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 i5-7500 +
39.5 fps (18%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 i5-7500 +
182 fps (54%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 i5-7500 +
0.3 GB/s (13%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 i5-7500 +
0.5 GB/s (14%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 i5-7500 +
3.2 GB/s (12%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 i5-7500 +
7247 Points (40%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 14.056     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (3%)     max: 15.8 s
9 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 31.637     avg: 34     median: 34 (1%)     max: 36.3 s
22 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 712.173     avg: 765     median: 764.9 (3%)     max: 817.6 s
569 s (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3121     avg: 3357     median: 3428 (14%)     max: 3595 Points
6268 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 19210     avg: 25168     median: 25167.5 (16%)     max: 31125 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
19308 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
21164 Points (22%)
60021 Points (62%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2366     avg: 2620     median: 2729 (7%)     max: 2765 Points
5324 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3845     avg: 3885     median: 3885 (10%)     max: 3925 Points
7619 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
5136 (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2340 (48%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
2947 (46%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
5636 (14%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
3016 (41%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
5895 (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1528 ms (3%)
1336 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
341 ms (4%)
76.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
24098 Points (38%)
32122 Points (51%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7100U → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7500 → 157% n=16

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