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Intel Core i3-7167U vs Intel Core i7-7600U vs Intel Core i5-7200U

Intel Core i3-7167U

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The Intel Core i3-7167U is a dual-core SoC for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. The CPU has two processor cores clocked at 2.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost). The processor can execute up to four threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper Threading. It is also equipped with an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 GPU with 64 MB eDRAM, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR4) as well as VP9 and H.265 video decoding as well as encoding. The chip is still manufactured in a 14nm process with FinFET transistors.

The i3-7167U does not have a Turbo, only 3MB L3 cache and the slowest clocked Iris Plus GPU compared to the faster Core i5 and i7 models.

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 Core i3-7167U is a bit faster than the Core i5-6200U (up to 2.8 GHz, 15 Watts, no eDRAM) due to the missing Turbo. The CPU performance is therefore sufficient for most scenarios. Some games might still require a real quad-core processor and therefore nit run perfectly on the dual-core processor, despite Hyper Threading.

Graphics

The integrated Intel Iris Plus 650 Graphics is the GT3e model of the Kaby Lake GPU (Intel Gen. 9.5). It has 48 Execution Units running at 300-1000 MHz (slowest Iris 650, fastest is 1100 MHz in the i7-7567U, for example) and the performance is comparable to a GeForce 920MX thanks to fast eDRAM cache. However, there aren't any significant improvements compared to the old Iris Pro 550, so modern games can often not be played smoothly or only at the lowest or medium settings, respectively.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby lake now also supports H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The dual-core Kaby Lake processors 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 even further. Intel specifies the TDP with 28 Watts, which can be reduced to 23 Watts (cTDP Down) depending on the usage scenario. The TDP is pretty high compared to the common 15-Watt TDP for dual-core processors, but allows a better utilization of CPU and GPU Turbo.

Intel Core i7-7600U

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The Intel Core i7-7600U is a fast dual-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It integrates 2 CPU cores with Hyper-Threading support clocked at 2.8 - 3.9 GHz (2 core Turbo also 3.9 GHz). Besides two cores, the processor is also equipped with the HD Graphics 620 GPU as well as a dual-channel memory controller (DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2400). It is manufactured in a 14nm process with FinFET transistors.

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

With 2.5 to 3.9 GHz, the Core i7-7600U clocks significantly higher than the old Core i7-6500U (2.5 - 3.1). That means, the i7-7600U is (at the time of announcement in beginning of 2017) the fastest dual core processor for laptops. The performance is sufficient for demanding tasks (except some games that may need four real cores).

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 520) running at 300 - 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.

Power Consumption

The chip is manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors, which improves the efficiency even further. Intel still specifies the TDP with 15 Watts, but it can also be reduced to 7.5 Watts by the notebook manufacturers (cTDP down). This will obviously affect the performance, because the Turbo Boost cannot be maintained for longer periods.

Intel Core i5-7200U

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The Intel Core i5-7200U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 - 3.1 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 - 1000 MHz). It is manufactured in an improved 14nm FinFET process at Intel. Compared to the old Skylake based Core i5-6200U, the i5-7200U offers a 300 MHz higher clock speed.

ModelIntel Core i3-7167UIntel Core i7-7600UIntel Core i5-7200U
SeriesIntel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
CodenameKaby LakeKaby LakeKaby Lake
Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-7700K4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-7167U2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-7700K4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-7600U2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-7700K4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Clock2800 MHz2800 - 3900 MHz2500 - 3100 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB4 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP28 Watt15 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1356BGA1356BGA1356
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel Iris Plus Graphics 650 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$304 U.S.$393 U.S.$281 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Kaby Lake i3-7167UIntel Kaby Lake i5-7200U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 242     avg: 338.5     median: 344 (4%)     max: 379 Points
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min: 268     avg: 324.5     median: 327 (3%)     max: 337 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 112     avg: 152.9     median: 161 (55%)     max: 164 Points
min: 88     avg: 126.3     median: 128 (44%)     max: 132 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.62     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (7%)     max: 4.16 Points
min: 2.85     avg: 3.6     median: 3.7 (7%)     max: 3.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.48     avg: 1.8     median: 1.9 (6%)     max: 1.87 Points
min: 1.2     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.49 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5145     avg: 6096     median: 6253 (56%)     max: 6316 Points
min: 4787     avg: 4976     median: 4985.5 (45%)     max: 5022 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 11324     avg: 12622     median: 12482 (17%)     max: 15012 Points
min: 9213     avg: 11161     median: 11308 (15%)     max: 11955 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
16430 Points (15%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8145 Points (50%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 436.1     avg: 486.3     median: 480.5 (6%)     max: 556 s
min: 460.9     avg: 495     median: 491.2 (6%)     max: 537 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 12.1     avg: 15     median: 13.7 (3%)     max: 19.9 s
min: 14.66     avg: 15.6     median: 15.5 (3%)     max: 17.62 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
464.8 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
14.9 s (8%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2333     avg: 2681     median: 2686 (16%)     max: 2976 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 19.51     avg: 22.4     median: 22.7 (10%)     max: 23.77 fps
min: 19     avg: 21.3     median: 21.6 (10%)     max: 22 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 105     avg: 119.6     median: 121.1 (33%)     max: 130.1 fps
min: 100     avg: 112.7     median: 113.1 (31%)     max: 117 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.238     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.248 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.4     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (9%)     max: 0.416 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 2.3     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (9%)     max: 2.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4570     avg: 4714     median: 4720.5 (10%)     max: 4844 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9     avg: 10.2     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 13.33 s
min: 12     avg: 12.3     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 12.61 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 22     avg: 23.5     median: 22.6 (1%)     max: 30.31 s
min: 27.36     avg: 28.2     median: 28 (1%)     max: 29.69 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 506     avg: 552     median: 542.5 (2%)     max: 688 s
min: 610     avg: 645     median: 643.5 (3%)     max: 722 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
12748 Points (13%)
min: 9939     avg: 11370     median: 11779 (12%)     max: 12049 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1706     avg: 4360     median: 4575 (16%)     max: 5004 Points
min: 3242     avg: 4145     median: 4107 (14%)     max: 4695 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 23959     avg: 38587     median: 40889.5 (26%)     max: 50904 Points
min: 28394     avg: 37794     median: 37804 (24%)     max: 42974 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 28540     avg: 39426     median: 39313 (33%)     max: 48085 Points
min: 26941     avg: 36877     median: 37260 (31%)     max: 42166 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 45972     avg: 48807     median: 47780 (40%)     max: 52354 Points
min: 36369     avg: 41562     median: 42260 (36%)     max: 43942 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3334     avg: 3727     median: 3768.5 (10%)     max: 4114 Points
min: 2622     avg: 3414     median: 3503 (9%)     max: 3684 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4806     avg: 5372     median: 5430.5 (13%)     max: 5929 Points
min: 3866     avg: 4887     median: 4979 (12%)     max: 5252 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
1937 Points (10%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
3546 Points (41%)
4386 Points (51%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7218 Points (9%)
8278 Points (10%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4272 Points (66%)
min: 3484     avg: 3661     median: 3630 (56%)     max: 3902 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
7978 Points (19%)
min: 6425     avg: 6947     median: 6806 (17%)     max: 7439 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7427     avg: 7749     median: 7748.5 (14%)     max: 8070 Points
min: 6297     avg: 6584     median: 6480.5 (12%)     max: 6932 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3486     avg: 3693     median: 3693 (72%)     max: 3900 Points
min: 2812     avg: 2983     median: 2906 (57%)     max: 3209 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
8312 Points (13%)
min: 6695     avg: 6772     median: 6772 (11%)     max: 6849 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4080 Points (67%)
min: 3037     avg: 3144     median: 3143.5 (51%)     max: 3250 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - PerformanceTest 9.0 CPU Mark
4907 Points (26%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 914     avg: 995     median: 944.5 (1%)     max: 1258 ms
min: 1109     avg: 1211     median: 1196 (1%)     max: 1542 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 62.5     avg: 65.2     median: 64.3 (1%)     max: 69.8 ms