Intel Core i3-7130U vs Intel Core i7-7700T
Intel Core i3-7130U► remove from comparison
The Intel Core i3-7100U 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.
The average 7130U in our database only just matches Intel Core i5-4310U, a dual-core CPU of similar energy efficiency that got released in 2014, in multi-thread performance. While not as horribly slow as an Intel Celeron, this Core i3 is unlikely to make a power user happy, being a pretty basic option overall.
This Core i3 has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 15 W. Laptop manufacturers 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, i3-7130U is manufactured on a very old, as of late 2022, 14 nm Intel process for subpar energy efficiency.
Intel Core i7-7700T► remove from comparison
The Intel Core i7-7700T is a fast quad-core processor for desktops based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It is the top model of the 35 Watt models and significantly slower than the similar named Core i7-7700K. The four Skylake based CPU cores are clocked from 2.9 - 3.8 GHz and support HyperThreading / SMT (8 threads).
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.
The performance of the i7-7700T is slightly faster than the Core i5-7600K with sufficient cooling and TDP settings. Therefore, the CPU is fine to handle even demanding tasks and apps.
The integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 530) running at 350 - 1150 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.
|Model||Intel Core i3-7130U||Intel Core i7-7700T|
|Series||Intel Kaby Lake||Intel Kaby Lake|
|Codename||Kaby Lake-U||Kaby Lake|
|Clock||2700 MHz||2900 - 3800 MHz|
|L1 Cache||128 KB||256 KB|
|L2 Cache||512 KB||1 MB|
|L3 Cache||3 MB||8 MB|
|Cores / Threads||2 / 4||4 / 8|
|TDP||15 Watt||35 Watt|
|Technology||14 nm||14 nm|
|max. Temp.||100 °C|
|Features||Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866/DDR4-2133 RAM, Hyper-Threading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI||DDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2400 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro|
|iGPU||Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)||Intel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)|
|Manufacturer||Intel Kaby Lake i3-7130U||Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700T|
|Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake|