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Intel Core i7-7500U vs Intel Core i7-7920HQ

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 i7-7920HQ

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The Intel Core i7-7920HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It is the top model of the consumer series at the time of the announcement. Only the Xeon E3-1535M v6 is faster (100 - 200 MHz higher Turbo clocks). Besides four cores including Hyper-Threading support running at 3.1-4.1 GHz (4 cores up to 3.7 GHz, 2 cores up to 3.9 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 is a bit higher compared to the Skylake predecessor Core i7-6920HQ (2.9-3.8 GHz) thanks to slightly higher clocks (up to 7.9%), so it is the fastest mobile consumer processor in the beginning of 2017 (mobile Xeon E5-1535M v6 has even higher Turbo clocks). The performance is sufficient even for very demanding tasks and on par with powerful desktop quad-core processors.

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 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-7500UIntel Core i7-7920HQ
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 i7-7920HQ3.1 - 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 i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 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 i7-7920HQ3.1 - 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 i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 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
Clock2700 - 3500 MHz3100 - 4100 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache4 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 44 / 8
TDP15 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1356
FeaturesDual-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 - 1050 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$393 U.S.$378 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Kaby Lake i7-7500U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 265     avg: 338.4     median: 340 (4%)     max: 376 Points
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814 Points (8%)
04590135180225270315360405450495540585630675720765810Tooltip
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 110     avg: 141.8     median: 144 (49%)     max: 149 Points
163 Points (56%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.4     avg: 3.7     median: 3.8 (7%)     max: 4.05 Points
8.9 Points (16%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.35     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (47%)     max: 1.69 Points
1.9 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4835     avg: 5605     median: 5647 (50%)     max: 5722 Points
6169 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 9726     avg: 11831     median: 11745.5 (16%)     max: 12981 Points
24138 Points (33%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 14099     avg: 15061     median: 15362 (14%)     max: 15817 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6047     avg: 7000     median: 7265 (44%)     max: 7305 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 423.8     avg: 492.6     median: 485.8 (6%)     max: 602 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 13.11     avg: 14.3     median: 14 (3%)     max: 16.8 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 1983     avg: 2542     median: 2561 (15%)     max: 3011 Points
5228 Points (30%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 20     avg: 22     median: 21.7 (10%)     max: 23.95 fps
50.6 fps (23%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 109     avg: 118.7     median: 117 (32%)     max: 133.2 fps
189.6 fps (51%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.204     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (7%)     max: 0.222 GB/s
0.5 GB/s (16%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.323     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (8%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
0.8 GB/s (16%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 1.9     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (8%)     max: 2.2 GB/s
4.6 GB/s (17%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3690     avg: 4423     median: 4579 (10%)     max: 4921 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.8     median: 10.8 (2%)     max: 11.52 s
9.6 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24.2     avg: 24.8     median: 24.8 (1%)     max: 25.3 s
21.9 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 543     avg: 577     median: 575 (3%)     max: 615 s
536 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 11456     avg: 12603     median: 12732 (13%)     max: 13682 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2983     avg: 4494     median: 4538 (16%)     max: 5246 Points
10006 Points (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 28860     avg: 39597     median: 40263 (26%)     max: 47877 Points
54313 Points (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 28817     avg: 40062     median: 40419 (33%)     max: 46962 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 41855     avg: 46680     median: 47434 (40%)     max: 49751 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 296     avg: 3628     median: 3748 (9%)     max: 4143 Points
8483 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4005     avg: 5389     median: 5453 (13%)     max: 5882 Points
11841 Points (29%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 1508     avg: 1810     median: 1852 (10%)     max: 2060 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6872     avg: 7442     median: 7635 (14%)     max: 7835 Points
14987 Points (27%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3211     avg: 3462     median: 3526 (72%)     max: 3706 Points
3906 Points (80%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7645     avg: 7946     median: 7945.5 (12%)     max: 8246 Points
15856 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3587     avg: 3731     median: 3731 (76%)     max: 3875 Points
4112 Points (84%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4033     avg: 4191     median: 4151 (64%)     max: 4375 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7282     avg: 7983     median: 8070 (20%)     max: 8449 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4415     avg: 4440     median: 4440 (51%)     max: 4465 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 8740     avg: 8762     median: 8762 (11%)     max: 8784 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 960     avg: 1044     median: 1041.5 (1%)     max: 1283 ms
904 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 69.7     avg: 82.7     median: 78 (1%)     max: 141.7 ms
66.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 28609     avg: 34302     median: 35028 (36%)     max: 37473 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
242 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-7500U → 100% n=25

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-7920HQ → 167% n=25

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