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Intel Core i5-7300U vs Intel Core i3-7130U

Intel Core i5-7300U

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The Intel Core i5-7300U 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 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (2 core Turbo also 3.5 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 3.5 GHz, the Core i5-7300U clocks significantly higher than the old Core i5-7200U (2.5 - 3.1) and Core i5-6200U (2.3 - 2.8 GHz). Thanks to the fast Turbo frequency, the performance should be slightly below to the Core i7-7500U (2.7 - 3.5 GHz, but 4 MB L3 cache). Therfore, the performance is sufficient for demanding tasks.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 520) running at 300 - 1100 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 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.

ModelIntel Core i5-7300UIntel Core i3-7130U
SeriesIntel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
CodenameKaby LakeKaby Lake-U
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 compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7300U « 2.6 - 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
Clock2600 - 3500 MHz2700 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1356BGA1356
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDDR3L-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, SGX
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$281 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 328     avg: 343.3     median: 340 (2%)     max: 369 Points
284 Points (2%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 125     avg: 140     median: 142 (43%)     max: 145 Points
111 Points (33%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.57     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (5%)     max: 4.13 Points
3.1 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.59     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (40%)     max: 1.64 Points
1.3 Points (32%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5524     avg: 5529     median: 5529 (33%)     max: 5534 Points
4338 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 12072     avg: 12298     median: 12298 (9%)     max: 12524 Points
9828 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
14213 Points (10%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
7185 Points (9%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 446.9     avg: 467.8     median: 467.8 (6%)     max: 488.6 s
568 s (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 13.8     avg: 14.6     median: 14.6 (3%)     max: 15.38 s
18 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2696 Points (4%)
2250 Points (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 24     avg: 24     median: 24 (8%)     max: 24.08 fps
19 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 128     avg: 128.2     median: 128.2 (30%)     max: 128.3 fps
100.2 fps (23%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.4 GB/s (6%)
0.3 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
2.1 GB/s (5%)
1.7 GB/s (4%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4126     avg: 4492     median: 4491.5 (10%)     max: 4857 Points
3823 Points (8%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.03     avg: 12     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13 s
14.1 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 25     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.03 s
47.1 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 560     avg: 564     median: 564 (3%)     max: 568 s
744 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
10915 Points (10%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3873     avg: 4393     median: 4364.5 (12%)     max: 4823 Points
3932 Points (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 40272     avg: 43335     median: 44182 (36%)     max: 45552 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 36277     avg: 40889     median: 40888.5 (33%)     max: 45500 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 47197     avg: 47678     median: 47678 (40%)     max: 48159 Points
36137 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2870     avg: 3520     median: 3396 (9%)     max: 4053 Points
3090 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4062     avg: 5086     median: 4947 (9%)     max: 5757 Points
4360 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
1657 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4219 Points (42%)
3497 Points (35%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
8266 Points (9%)
6792 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4096 Points (56%)
3473 Points (47%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
7915 Points (19%)
6782 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
7603 Points (13%)
6047 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3487 Points (68%)
2829 Points (55%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
6279 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2972 Points (45%)
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 *
min: 1044     avg: 1119     median: 1075.5 (1%)     max: 1279 ms
1682 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
117.7 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 32474     avg: 34055     median: 33734 (30%)     max: 36276 Points
21368 Points (19%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7300U → 100% n=30

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7130U → 85% n=30

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