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Intel Core i7-7500U vs Intel Core m3-7Y30

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 m3-7Y30

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The Intel Core m3-7Y30 is a very efficient dual-core SoC for tablets and passively cooled notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in the end of August 2016. The CPU consists of two processor cores clocked at 1.0-2.6 GHz (2-core Turbo not specified yet). Thanks to Hyper Threading, the processor can execute up to four threads simultaneously. The chips also includes the Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR3L/LPDDR3) as well as VP9 and H.265 video de- and encoder. It is still produced in a 14 nm process with FinFET transistors. 

Architecture

Intel basically used the familiar micro architecture from the Skylake generation, so the per-MHz performance is identical. Only the Speed-Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of the voltages and clocks was improved, and the matured 14 nm process now also enables much higher frequencies and better efficiency than before. 

Performance

Since Intel basically removed the Core m5 and Core m7 series or included them into the higher i5 and i7 series, respectively, the m3-7Y30 is officially the last Core-m chip. Thanks to its high Turbo clock, the 7Y30 can sometimes keep up with the 15 Watt models for short peak load and single-thread scenarios, but the clocks will drop significantly under sustained workloads. The CPU is still suitable for many more demanding applications as well as multitasking. Thanks to the improved efficiency, the CPU can often even beat the Core m5 and m7 siblings from the previous Skylake generation.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU has 24 Execution Units (EUs) like the old HD Graphics 515 and runs with clocks between 300 and 900 MHz in combination with this processor. The performance heavily depends on the TDP limit as well as the memory configuration; with fast LPDDR3-1866 RAM in dual-channel mode, the GPU should sometimes be able to compete with the HD Graphics 520, but can also be much slower in other scenarios. Modern games from 2016 will, if at all, only run smoothly in the lowest settings.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby Lake now also supports hardware decoding for H.265/HEVC Main10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec.

Power Consumption

The chip is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process with FinFET transistors, so the power efficiency was once again improved significantly. The typical TDP for the Y-series is specified at 4.5 Watts, and can be adjusted in both directions depending on the usage scenario.

ModelIntel Core i7-7500UIntel Core m3-7Y30
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 i7-7700HQ 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 m3-7Y301 - 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 i5-7267U 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 m3-7Y301 - 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 MHz1000 - 2600 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 4
TDP15 Watt4.5 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1356BGA
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, TXT
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1050 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 615 (300 - 900 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$393 U.S.$281 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Kaby Lake i7-7500UIntel Kaby Lake m3-7Y30

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 265     avg: 338.4     median: 340 (4%)     max: 376 Points
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min: 226     avg: 244.7     median: 250 (3%)     max: 258 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 110     avg: 141.8     median: 144 (49%)     max: 149 Points
min: 103     avg: 105.3     median: 105 (36%)     max: 108 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.4     avg: 3.7     median: 3.8 (7%)     max: 4.05 Points
min: 2.67     avg: 2.8     median: 2.8 (5%)     max: 2.85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.35     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (47%)     max: 1.69 Points
min: 1.23     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (35%)     max: 1.24 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4835     avg: 5605     median: 5647 (50%)     max: 5722 Points
min: 4071     avg: 4086     median: 4086 (36%)     max: 4101 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 9726     avg: 11831     median: 11745.5 (16%)     max: 12981 Points
min: 8431     avg: 8639     median: 8638.5 (12%)     max: 8846 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 14099     avg: 15061     median: 15362 (14%)     max: 15817 Points
min: 9764     avg: 10514     median: 10514 (9%)     max: 11264 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6047     avg: 7000     median: 7265 (44%)     max: 7305 Points
min: 5253     avg: 5270     median: 5269.5 (32%)     max: 5286 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 423.8     avg: 492.6     median: 485.8 (6%)     max: 602 s
692 s (8%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 13.11     avg: 14.3     median: 14 (3%)     max: 16.8 s
20.2 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 1983     avg: 2542     median: 2561 (15%)     max: 3011 Points
1255 Points (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 20     avg: 22     median: 21.7 (10%)     max: 23.95 fps
15.6 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 109     avg: 118.7     median: 117 (32%)     max: 133.2 fps
85.3 fps (23%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.204     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (7%)     max: 0.222 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.323     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (8%)     max: 0.375 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 1.9     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (8%)     max: 2.2 GB/s
1.5 GB/s (6%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 m3-7Y30 +
1809 Seconds (13%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3690     avg: 4423     median: 4579 (10%)     max: 4921 Points
min: 3405     avg: 3407     median: 3406.5 (7%)     max: 3408 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
14.7 s (3%)
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
33.4 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
719 s (3%)
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
min: 3611     avg: 3616     median: 3615.5 (13%)     max: 3620 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 28860     avg: 39597     median: 40263 (26%)     max: 47877 Points
31762 Points (20%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 28817     avg: 40062     median: 40419 (33%)     max: 46962 Points
min: 29788     avg: 30303     median: 30302.5 (25%)     max: 30817 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 41855     avg: 46680     median: 47434 (40%)     max: 49751 Points
min: 33164     avg: 33771     median: 33229 (28%)     max: 34920 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 296     avg: 3628     median: 3748 (9%)     max: 4143 Points
min: 2550     avg: 2691     median: 2744 (7%)     max: 2779 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4005     avg: 5389     median: 5453 (13%)     max: 5882 Points
min: 3727     avg: 3847     median: 3866 (10%)     max: 3949 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 1508     avg: 1810     median: 1852 (10%)     max: 2060 Points
min: 1138     avg: 1304     median: 1304 (7%)     max: 1470 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6872     avg: 7442     median: 7635 (14%)     max: 7835 Points
5006 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3211     avg: 3462     median: 3526 (72%)     max: 3706 Points
2538 Points (52%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7645     avg: 7946     median: 7945.5 (12%)     max: 8246 Points
5526 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3587     avg: 3731     median: 3731 (76%)     max: 3875 Points
2538 Points (52%)
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
min: 1414     avg: 1421     median: 1421 (2%)     max: 1428 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: 28609     avg: 34302     median: 35028 (36%)     max: 37473 Points
min: 23605     avg: 24813     median: 24813 (26%)     max: 26021 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
242 Points (1%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 m3-7Y30 +
16.7 Watt (3%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 m3-7Y30 +
15.7 Watt (4%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
100%
1 m3-7Y30 +
15.9 Points per Watt (18%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-7500U → 100% n=33

Average Benchmarks Intel Core m3-7Y30 → 76% n=33

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