Intel Core i5-7300U vs Intel Core i7-7500U

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 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.

Intel Core i5-7300UIntel Core i7-7500U
Intel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
Kaby 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 i7-7700HQ compare2.8 - 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 i5-7300HQ compare2.5 - 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 i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 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 i5-7260U 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 i7-7700HQ compare2.8 - 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 i5-7300HQ compare2.5 - 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 i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 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 i5-7260U 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
2600 - 3500 MHz2700 - 3500 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB4 MB
2 / 42 / 4
15 15
14 14
100 °C100 °C
BGA1356BGA1356
Dual-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 HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1050 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$281 U.S.$393 U.S.
Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 328     avg: 343     median: 340 (8%)     max: 369 Points
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min: 265     avg: 338     median: 340 (8%)     max: 376 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 125     avg: 140     median: 142 (52%)     max: 145 Points
min: 110     avg: 142     median: 144 (53%)     max: 149 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.57     avg: 3.9     median: 3.9 (8%)     max: 4.13 Points
min: 3.4     avg: 3.8     median: 3.8 (8%)     max: 4.05 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.59     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (51%)     max: 1.64 Points
min: 1.35     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (53%)     max: 1.69 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5524     avg: 5529     median: 5529 (49%)     max: 5534
min: 4835     avg: 5605     median: 5647 (50%)     max: 5722
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 12072     avg: 12298     median: 12298 (21%)     max: 12524
min: 9726     avg: 11831     median: 11745.5 (20%)     max: 12981
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
14213 Points (14%)
min: 14099     avg: 15061     median: 15362 (15%)     max: 15817 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
7185 Points (54%)
min: 6047     avg: 7000     median: 7265 (55%)     max: 7305 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 446.9     avg: 468     median: 467.7 (6%)     max: 488.583 s
min: 423.826     avg: 493     median: 485.8 (6%)     max: 602 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 13.8     avg: 14.6     median: 14.6 (3%)     max: 15.375 s
min: 13.112     avg: 14.3     median: 14 (3%)     max: 16.8 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2696 (17%)
min: 1983     avg: 2542     median: 2561 (16%)     max: 3011
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 24     avg: 24     median: 24 (11%)     max: 24.08 fps
min: 20     avg: 22     median: 21.7 (10%)     max: 23.95 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 128     avg: 128     median: 128.2 (38%)     max: 128.34 fps
min: 109     avg: 119     median: 117 (34%)     max: 133.16 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (9%)
min: 0.204     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (9%)     max: 0.222 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.4 GB/s (10%)
min: 0.323     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (10%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
2.1 GB/s (8%)
min: 1.9     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (8%)     max: 2.2 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4126     avg: 4492     median: 4491.5 (25%)     max: 4857 Points
min: 3690     avg: 4423     median: 4579 (25%)     max: 4921 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.033     avg: 12     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13 s
min: 10     avg: 10.8     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 11.519 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 25     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.034 s
min: 24.205     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 *
min: 560     avg: 564     median: 563.9 (3%)     max: 567.857 s
min: 543.1     avg: 577     median: 575 (3%)     max: 615.331 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
10915 Points (13%)
min: 11456     avg: 12603     median: 12732 (15%)     max: 13682 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3873     avg: 4393     median: 4364.5 (18%)     max: 4823 Points
min: 2983     avg: 4494     median: 4538 (19%)     max: 5246 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 40272     avg: 43335     median: 44182 (28%)     max: 45552 Points
min: 28860     avg: 39597     median: 40263 (26%)     max: 47877 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 36277     avg: 40889     median: 40888.5 (43%)     max: 45500 Points
min: 28817     avg: 40062     median: 40419 (43%)     max: 46962 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 47197     avg: 47678     median: 47678 (49%)     max: 48159 Points
min: 41855     avg: 46680     median: 47434 (49%)     max: 49751 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2870     avg: 3520     median: 3396 (9%)     max: 4053 Points
min: 296     avg: 3628     median: 3748 (9%)     max: 4143 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4062     avg: 5086     median: 4947 (12%)     max: 5757 Points
min: 4005     avg: 5389     median: 5453 (14%)     max: 5882 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
1657 Points (12%)
min: 1508     avg: 1810     median: 1852 (13%)     max: 2060 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
7603 (13%)
min: 6872     avg: 7442     median: 7635 (14%)     max: 7835
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3487 (72%)
min: 3211     avg: 3462     median: 3526 (72%)     max: 3706
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7645     avg: 7946     median: 7945.5 (12%)     max: 8246
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3587     avg: 3731     median: 3731 (76%)     max: 3875
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4096 (63%)
min: 4033     avg: 4191     median: 4151 (64%)     max: 4375
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
7915 (19%)
min: 7282     avg: 7983     median: 8070 (20%)     max: 8449
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4219 (58%)
min: 4415     avg: 4440     median: 4440 (61%)     max: 4465
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
8266 (13%)
min: 8740     avg: 8762     median: 8762 (14%)     max: 8784
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1044.3     avg: 1118     median: 1075.6 (2%)     max: 1278.5 ms
min: 959.7     avg: 1044     median: 1041.8 (2%)     max: 1282.8 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 69.7     avg: 82.7     median: 78 (1%)     max: 141.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 32474     avg: 34055     median: 33734 (54%)     max: 36276 Points
min: 28609     avg: 34302     median: 35028 (56%)     max: 37473 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
242 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7300U → 100% n=36

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-7500U → 101% n=36

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