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Intel Core i3-7130U vs Intel Core i7-7500U

Intel Core i3-7130U

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The Intel Core i3-7130U 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 the Core i5-4310U, a dual-core CPU of similar energy efficiency that launched in 2014, in multi-thread performance. While not as horribly slow as most N-class Intel chips, this Core i3 is unlikely to make a power user happy.

Your mileage may vary depending on how competent the cooling solution of your system is, and how high the CPU power limits are.

Power consumption

This Core i3 series chip has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 15 W. Laptop makers are allowed to significantly reduce that value (7.5 W being the lower limit) resulting in lower clock speeds and lower performance.

Last but not the least, the i3-7130U is manufactured on one of the old 14 nm Intel processes for subpar, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

Intel Core i7-7500U

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The Intel Core i7-7500U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 - 3.5 GHz 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 is very similar. The SoC includes a dual channel DDR4 memory controller and Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics card (clocked at 300 - 1050 MHz). It is manufactured in an improved 14nm FinFET process (14nm+) at Intel. Compared to the old Skylake Core i7-6500U (2.5 - 3.1 GHz), the i7-7500U clock speed is up to 400 MHz higher.

ModelIntel Core i3-7130UIntel Core i7-7500U
SeriesIntel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
CodenameKaby Lake-UKaby Lake
Clock2700 MHz2700 - 3500 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1356BGA1356
FeaturesDDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866/DDR4-2133 RAM, PCIe 3, 4 GT/s bus, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, MPX, EIST, TM1, TM2, Hyper-Threading, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SGXDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1050 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com
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 i7-7700HQ compare2.8 - 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 « 2.7 - 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 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 compare2.4 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
$393 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
284 Points (2%)
min: 265     avg: 338.4     median: 340 (2%)     max: 376 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
111 Points (33%)
min: 110     avg: 141.8     median: 144 (43%)     max: 149 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.1 Points (4%)
min: 3.4     avg: 3.7     median: 3.8 (5%)     max: 4.05 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.3 Points (32%)
min: 1.35     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (41%)     max: 1.69 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4338 Points (26%)
min: 4835     avg: 5605     median: 5647 (34%)     max: 5722 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
9828 Points (7%)
min: 9726     avg: 11831     median: 11745.5 (9%)     max: 12981 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 14099     avg: 15061     median: 15362 (11%)     max: 15817 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6047     avg: 7000     median: 7265 (9%)     max: 7305 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
568 s (7%)
min: 423.8     avg: 492.6     median: 485.8 (6%)     max: 602 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
18 s (4%)
min: 13.11     avg: 14.3     median: 14 (3%)     max: 16.8 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2250 Points (4%)
min: 1983     avg: 2542     median: 2561 (4%)     max: 3011 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
19 fps (7%)
min: 20     avg: 22     median: 21.7 (8%)     max: 23.95 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100.2 fps (23%)
min: 109     avg: 118.7     median: 117 (27%)     max: 133.2 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.204     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.222 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (5%)
min: 0.323     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (6%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.7 GB/s (4%)
min: 1.9     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (5%)     max: 2.2 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3823 Points (8%)
min: 3690     avg: 4423     median: 4579 (10%)     max: 4921 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
14.1 s (3%)
min: 10     avg: 10.8     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 11.52 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
47.1 s (2%)
min: 24.2     avg: 24.8     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 25.3 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
744 s (3%)
min: 543     avg: 577     median: 575 (3%)     max: 615 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 11456     avg: 12603     median: 12732 (11%)     max: 13682 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
3932 Points (11%)
min: 2983     avg: 4494     median: 4538 (12%)     max: 5246 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 28860     avg: 39597     median: 40263 (33%)     max: 47877 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 28817     avg: 40062     median: 40419 (33%)     max: 46962 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
36137 Points (30%)
min: 41855     avg: 46680     median: 47434 (40%)     max: 49751 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3090 Points (8%)
min: 296     avg: 3628     median: 3748 (9%)     max: 4143 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
4360 Points (8%)
min: 4005     avg: 5389     median: 5453 (10%)     max: 5882 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 1508     avg: 1810     median: 1852 (8%)     max: 2060 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
3497 Points (35%)
min: 4415     avg: 4440     median: 4440 (44%)     max: 4465 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
6792 Points (7%)
min: 8740     avg: 8762     median: 8762 (10%)     max: 8784 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
3473 Points (47%)
min: 4033     avg: 4191     median: 4151 (56%)     max: 4375 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
6782 Points (17%)
min: 7282     avg: 7983     median: 8070 (20%)     max: 8449 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
6047 Points (11%)
min: 6872     avg: 7442     median: 7635 (14%)     max: 7835 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2829 Points (55%)
min: 3211     avg: 3462     median: 3526 (69%)     max: 3706 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
6279 Points (10%)
min: 7645     avg: 7946     median: 7945.5 (12%)     max: 8246 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2972 Points (45%)
min: 3587     avg: 3731     median: 3731 (56%)     max: 3875 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8776 Points (71%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
7335 Points (67%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
6043 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5967 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6548 Points (17%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1682 ms (2%)
min: 960     avg: 1044     median: 1041.5 (1%)     max: 1283 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
117.7 ms (1%)
min: 69.7     avg: 82.7     median: 78 (1%)     max: 141.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
21368 Points (19%)
min: 28609     avg: 34302     median: 35028 (31%)     max: 37473 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
242 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7130U → 100% n=33

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-7500U → 120% n=33

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