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.

Intel Core i3-7100UIntel Core i7-7700HQ
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 i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3.4 - 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 i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3.4 - 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 MHz2800 - 3800 MHz
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512 KB1 MB
3 MB6 MB
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BGA1356BGA
Dual-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.
Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-7700HQ
41.9 pt (42%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 358     avg: 370     median: 370 (58%)     max: 382 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1765     avg: 1774     median: 1774 (17%)     max: 1783 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 256     avg: 257     median: 256.5 (6%)     max: 260 Points
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min: 603     avg: 727     median: 734 (16%)     max: 747 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 86     avg: 94.3     median: 95 (35%)     max: 100 Points
min: 120     avg: 155     median: 159 (58%)     max: 162 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.9 Points (6%)
min: 6.67     avg: 8     median: 8.1 (16%)     max: 8.23 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1 Points (33%)
min: 1.36     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (58%)     max: 1.84 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3871     avg: 3874     median: 3874 (35%)     max: 3877
min: 5426     avg: 5882     median: 5910 (53%)     max: 7214
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 8718     avg: 8758     median: 8757.5 (15%)     max: 8797
min: 19409     avg: 22384     median: 22152 (37%)     max: 29209
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 28341     avg: 28770     median: 28724.5 (27%)     max: 29210 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 7347     avg: 7559     median: 7584 (57%)     max: 7795 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 635.07     avg: 640     median: 639.8 (8%)     max: 644.6 s
min: 210.376     avg: 257     median: 225.7 (3%)     max: 379 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 20.195     avg: 20.2     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 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
7.6 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 3763     avg: 4418     median: 4541.5 (29%)     max: 4903
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 18417     avg: 20916     median: 19916 (16%)     max: 25414 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3986     avg: 4405     median: 4088 (27%)     max: 5457 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 36.55     avg: 44.6     median: 46 (21%)     max: 46.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 156.94     avg: 168     median: 168.4 (50%)     max: 175 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 5.97     avg: 6.2     median: 6 (19%)     max: 6.39 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.361     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (17%)     max: 0.6 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.529     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (19%)     max: 0.724 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 2.4     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (15%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 597     avg: 631     median: 630.9 (4%)     max: 664.8 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 (43%)     max: 7839 Points
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
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: 31.637     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: 712.173     avg: 765     median: 764.9 (3%)     max: 817.6 s
min: 510.672     avg: 565     median: 550.8 (2%)     max: 921.1 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 22514     avg: 25520     median: 26567 (31%)     max: 26880 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3121     avg: 3357     median: 3428 (14%)     max: 3595 Points
min: 6196     avg: 8408     median: 8838 (36%)     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 (21%)
min: 33185     avg: 46275     median: 47639 (51%)     max: 52753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
21164 Points (22%)
min: 42156     avg: 50621     median: 50806 (53%)     max: 53642 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2366     avg: 2620     median: 2729 (7%)     max: 2765 Points
min: 5726     avg: 7357     median: 7526 (19%)     max: 7867 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3845     avg: 3885     median: 3885 (10%)     max: 3925 Points
min: 8081     avg: 10465     median: 10629 (27%)     max: 10953 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3421     avg: 3965     median: 3973 (28%)     max: 4383 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%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
5136 (9%)
min: 13290     avg: 13780     median: 13936.5 (25%)     max: 14275
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2340 (48%)
min: 3256     avg: 3641     median: 3675 (75%)     max: 3843
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 13753     avg: 14103     median: 14102.5 (22%)     max: 14452
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3532     avg: 3715     median: 3715 (76%)     max: 3898
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
2947 (46%)
min: 4119     avg: 4477     median: 4452.5 (69%)     max: 4740
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
5636 (14%)
min: 12384     avg: 13663     median: 14009.5 (34%)     max: 14596
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
3016 (41%)
min: 4415     avg: 4638     median: 4635 (63%)     max: 4808