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Intel Core i5-7300HQ vs Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Intel Core i5-7300HQ

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The Intel Core i5-7300HQ is a quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. Compared to the faster Core i7 models, the Core i5 does not support Hyper Threading and has lower clocks. The CPU cores run at 2.5 - 3.5 GHz (4 cores up to 3.1, 2 cores up to 3.3 GHz). The processor is also equipped with the HD Graphics 630 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

The performance should be quite similar to the old Core i5-6440HQ (2.6 - 3.5 GHz, Skylake) that offers the same per-MHz performance and only 100 MHz higher core speed. The performance is therefore sufficient even for demanding tasks.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 530) running at 350 - 1000 MHz (i7 models up to 1100). 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 45 Watts, but it can also be reduced to 35 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 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 i5-7300HQIntel 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 / 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 i5-7300HQ2.5 - 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 i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 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 i3-7100U compare2.4 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 i5-7300HQ2.5 - 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 i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 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 i3-7100U compare2.4 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
Clock2500 - 3500 MHz2800 - 3800 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 44 / 8
TDP45 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
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 630 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$250 U.S.$378 U.S.
Announced
SocketBGA

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-7700HQ
35 pt (41%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 358     avg: 370     median: 370 (47%)     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: 501     avg: 512     median: 513 (5%)     max: 520 Points
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min: 603     avg: 727     median: 734 (8%)     max: 747 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 129     avg: 141.1     median: 142 (44%)     max: 149 Points
min: 120     avg: 155.4     median: 159 (49%)     max: 162 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.38     avg: 5.8     median: 5.9 (11%)     max: 5.93 Points
min: 6.67     avg: 8     median: 8.1 (15%)     max: 8.23 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.49     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.68 Points
min: 1.36     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (6%)     max: 1.84 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4920     avg: 5319     median: 5434.5 (49%)     max: 5581 Points
min: 5426     avg: 5882     median: 5910 (53%)     max: 7214 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 17197     avg: 17956     median: 18064.5 (25%)     max: 18304 Points
min: 19409     avg: 22384     median: 22152 (30%)     max: 29209 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 21912     avg: 22625     median: 22845 (19%)     max: 23117 Points
min: 28341     avg: 28770     median: 28724.5 (24%)     max: 29210 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6594     avg: 6811     median: 6700 (41%)     max: 7138 Points
min: 7347     avg: 7559     median: 7584 (46%)     max: 7795 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 331.1     avg: 346.7     median: 348.1 (4%)     max: 351.3 s
min: 210.4     avg: 257.2     median: 225.7 (3%)     max: 379 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 10.98     avg: 11.3     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 12.41 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 (14%)     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: 34     avg: 34.1     median: 34.1 (14%)     max: 34.2 fps
min: 36.55     avg: 44.6     median: 46 (19%)     max: 46.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 160     avg: 160.9     median: 160.8 (43%)     max: 162 fps
min: 156.9     avg: 168.1     median: 168.4 (45%)     max: 175 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
4.7 fps (10%)
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min: 5.97     avg: 6.2     median: 6 (13%)     max: 6.39 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.361     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.6 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.529     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.724 GB/s