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Intel Core i3-7100U vs Intel Core i7-7700HQ

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 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 i3-7100UIntel Core i7-7700HQ
SeriesIntel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
CodenameKaby LakeKaby Lake
Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-7700K compare4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores8 MB L3
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7820HQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7600U compare2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7300U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7200U compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7100U « 2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core m3-7Y32 compare1 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1.8 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1.8 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1.7 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700K compare4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores8 MB L3
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7820HQ compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700HQ « 2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7600U compare2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7300U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7200U compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core m3-7Y32 compare1 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1.8 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1.8 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1.7 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Clock2400 MHz2800 - 3800 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache3 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 44 / 8
TDP15 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1356BGA
FeaturesDual-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 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$281 U.S.$378 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Kaby Lake i3-7100U

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
min: 256     avg: 257     median: 256.5 (3%)     max: 260 Points
min: 603     avg: 727     median: 734 (8%)     max: 747 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 86     avg: 94.3     median: 95 (29%)     max: 100 Points
min: 120     avg: 155.4     median: 159 (48%)     max: 162 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.9 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 Points (3%)
min: 1.36     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (6%)     max: 1.84 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3871     avg: 3874     median: 3874 (32%)     max: 3877 Points
min: 5426     avg: 5882     median: 5910 (48%)     max: 7214 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 8718     avg: 8758     median: 8757.5 (10%)     max: 8797 Points
min: 19409     avg: 22384     median: 22152 (25%)     max: 29209 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 28341     avg: 28770     median: 28724.5 (21%)     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 *
min: 635     avg: 640     median: 640 (8%)     max: 645 s
min: 210.4     avg: 257.2     median: 225.7 (3%)     max: 379 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 20.19     avg: 20.3     median: 20.2 (4%)     max: 20.3 s
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
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
min: 36.55     avg: 44.6     median: 46 (17%)     max: 46.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
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
min: 0.361     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.6 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.529     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.724 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
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
min: 6876     avg: 7596     median: 7686 (16%)     max: 7839 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 14.06     avg: 14.9     median: 14.9 (3%)     max: 15.8 s
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 *
min: 31.64     avg: 34     median: 34 (1%)     max: 36.3 s
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 *
min: 712     avg: 765     median: 765 (3%)     max: 818 s
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
min: 3121     avg: 3357     median: 3428 (9%)     max: 3595 Points
min: 6007     avg: 8386     median: 8833 (24%)     max: 9653 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 19210     avg: 25168     median: 25167.5 (16%)     max: 31125 Points
min: 13754     avg: 46073     median: 47945 (31%)     max: 52765 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
19308 Points (16%)
min: 33185     avg: 46275     median: 47639 (39%)     max: 52753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
21164 Points (18%)
min: 42156     avg: 50621     median: 50806 (43%)     max: 53642 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2366     avg: 2620     median: 2729 (7%)     max: 2765 Points
min: 4328     avg: 7329     median: 7518.5 (19%)     max: 7867 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3845     avg: 3885     median: 3885 (7%)     max: 3925 Points
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 (4%)
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
3016 Points (31%)
min: 4415     avg: 4638     median: 4635 (48%)     max: 4808 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
5895 Points (7%)
min: 13053     avg: 14679     median: 14783 (16%)     max: 15111 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
2947 Points (46%)
min: 4119     avg: 4477     median: 4452.5 (69%)     max: 4740 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
5636 Points (14%)
min: 12384     avg: 13663     median: 14009.5 (34%)     max: 14596 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
5136 Points (9%)
min: 13290     avg: 13780     median: 13936.5 (25%)     max: 14275 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2340 Points (46%)
min: 3256     avg: 3641     median: 3675 (72%)     max: 3843 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 13753     avg: 14103     median: 14102.5 (22%)     max: 14452 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3532     avg: 3715     median: 3715 (56%)     max: 3898 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
7620 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
7210 Points (65%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
12792 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
13091 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
11263 Points (29%)
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - PerformanceTest 9.0 CPU Mark
10003 Points (52%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1528 ms (2%)
min: 919     avg: 982     median: 965 (1%)     max: 1244 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
341.3 ms (4%)
min: 67.2     avg: 75.1     median: 72.4 (1%)     max: 108.5 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
24098 Points (25%)
min: 30332     avg: 38344     median: 38801 (40%)     max: 41638 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
152 Points (37%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *