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Intel Core i5-7500 vs Intel Core i3-7020U vs Intel Core i5-7600K

Intel Core i5-7500

► remove from comparison Intel i5-7500

The Intel Core i5-7500 is a fast mid-range quad-core processor for desktops based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It offers four cores (no HyperThreading and therefore also only 4 threads at once) that run at 3.4 - 3.8 GHz.

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 of the i5-7500 is comparable to a mobile Core i7-7700HQ. Therefore, the performance is sufficient even for demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 530) running at 350 - 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 slightly. Intel still specifies the TDP with 65 Watts, which is a lot more than the 45 Watts of the mobile Kaby-Lake-H CPUs but less than e.g. the Core i5-7600K (91 Watt).

Intel Core i3-7020U

► remove from comparison Intel i3-7020U

The Intel Core i3-7020U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.3 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 card (clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz). It is manufactured in an improved 14nm FinFET process at Intel. Compare to the old i3-7100U, the newer i3-7020U is clocked 100 MHz lower (CPU cores) and therefore the current entry level model for the Core i3 line. The similar Pentium Gold 4415U offers less Cache (2 versus 3 MB) and a slower GPU.

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.

Intel Core i5-7600K

► remove from comparison Intel i5-7600K

The Intel Core i5-7600K 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 consumer Kaby-Lake-H Core i5 series at the time of the announcement. The i5 does not support HyperThreading (4 threads only) and runs from 3.8 (base speed) up to 4.2 GHz. As a K-model, the i5-7600K offers an open multiplicator for overclocking.

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 of the i5-7600K is about 10 percent above the predecessor Core i5-6600K, thanks to clock speed increases and long hold Turbo Boost clocks. Matching clock speed, there is no speed improvement from Skylake. The old top model Core i7-4790K however is still slightly faster.

More information with gaming benchmarks and power measurements can be found in our AMD Ryzen 7 versus Intel CPUs review (upcoming).

Graphics

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.

Power Consumption

The chip is manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors, which improves the efficiency slightly. Intel still specifies the TDP with 91 Watts, which is a lot more than the 45 Watts of the mobile Kaby-Lake-H CPUs.

Intel Core i5-7500Intel Core i3-7020UIntel Core i5-7600K
Intel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
Kaby 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
3400 - 3800 MHz2300 MHz3800 - 4200 MHz
256 KB128 KB256 KB
1 MB512 KB1 MB
6 MB3 MB8 MB
4 / 42 / 44 / 4
65 15 91
14 14 14
FCLGA1151BGA1356FCLGA1151
DDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2400 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vProDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2400 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$202 U.S.$281 U.S.$242 U.S.
Intel Kaby Lake i5-7500Intel Kaby Lake i3-7020UIntel Kaby Lake i5-7600K
100 °C

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
585 Points (6%)
0306090120150180210240270300330360390420450480510540570593.08590.89589.53590.34590.89590.07589.53590.07590.75590.89591.17588.57589.8590.89589.8587.63588.17589.4590.34590.07590.21591.3589.67590.89590.21590.21589.26591.16589.26588.44589.94590.48588.99591.1591.23590.85588.85591.85588.57588.3Tooltip
227 Points (2%)
0153045607590105120135150165180195210225227.13226.81226.42226.42226.28227.96227.57226.63226.79226.76223.71227.43226.63226.91227.09226.87227.03226.49227.23226.64226.99226.87226.63227.39226.82226.85227.35226.81226.65227.46226.1225.83227.05226.8227.21227.07227.11226.71226.84226.67227.19226.01227.51226.78226.89226.79226.67225.57227.48Tooltip
min: 660     avg: 674     median: 674 (7%)     max: 688 Points
03570105140175210245280315350385420455490525560595630640.82646.01646.41645.17650.47647.24646.15645.93644.03641.29645.85646.28644.17642.56641.89646.58645.83643.93644.99645.47628.24639.35642.16641.86639.97Tooltip
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
159 Points (58%)
93 Points (34%)
min: 168     avg: 180     median: 179.5 (66%)     max: 191 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 i5-7500 +
6.9 Points (13%)
min: 7.67     avg: 7.9     median: 7.9 (15%)     max: 8.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 i5-7500 +
1.8 Points (58%)
min: 1.98     avg: 2     median: 2 (64%)     max: 2.05 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
3588 (32%)
min: 6730     avg: 6814     median: 6814 (61%)     max: 6898
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
8083 (13%)
min: 23585     avg: 24179     median: 24179 (39%)     max: 24773
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 i5-7500 +
306 s (4%)
min: 253.57     avg: 257     median: 256.5 (3%)     max: 259.5 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 i5-7500 +
9.7 s (2%)
min: 8.3     avg: 8.5     median: 8.5 (2%)     max: 8.672 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2979 (19%)
1920 (12%)
3570 (23%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
39.5 fps (18%)
15.6 fps (7%)
46.2 fps (21%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
182 fps (54%)
80 fps (24%)
223 fps (66%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.3 GB/s (11%)
0.1 GB/s (5%)
min: 0.303     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (12%)     max: 0.367 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.5 GB/s (11%)
0.2 GB/s (5%)
min: 0.534     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (12%)     max: 0.611 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
3.2 GB/s (12%)
1.4 GB/s (5%)
min: 2.9     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (12%)     max: 3.7 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 i5-7500 +
7247 Points (40%)
8532 Points (47%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9 s (2%)
12 s (3%)
min: 8.74     avg: 8.8     median: 8.8 (2%)     max: 8.891 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
22 s (1%)
28 s (1%)
min: 19.9     avg: 20.1     median: 20.1 (1%)     max: 20.221 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
569 s (3%)
706 s (3%)
min: 465     avg: 466     median: 466.3 (2%)     max: 467.526 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 i5-7500 +
6268 Points (23%)
8381 Points (31%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
65821 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
66315 Points (70%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 i5-7500 +
60021 Points (62%)
69090 Points (71%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 i5-7500 +
5324 Points (13%)
5972 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 i5-7500 +
7619 Points (19%)
min: 8839     avg: 9066     median: 9065.5 (23%)     max: 9292 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
4152 Points (29%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
4821 (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2221 (46%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
4977 (8%)
14426 (23%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2335 (48%)
4455 (91%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
5225 (81%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
15030 (37%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 i5-7500 +
1336 ms (2%)
818 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 i5-7500 +
76.3 ms (1%)
56.9 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 i5-7500 +
32122 Points (46%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
124 Watt (30%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
98 Watt (26%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7500 → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7020U → 62% n=11

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7600K → 110% n=11

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