Intel Core i7-7660U vs Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y

Intel Core i7-7660U

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The Intel Core i7-7660U is a fast dual-core SoC for notebooks and Ultrabooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. The CPU has two processor cores clocked at 2.5-4 GHz (two cores up to 3.8 GHz). The processor can execute up to four threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper Threading. It is also equipped with an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 GPU with 64 MB eDRAm, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR4) as well as VP9 and H.265 video decoding as well as encoding. The chip is still manufactured in a 14nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to the Core i7-7600U, the 7660 does have a higher single-core Turbo of 4 GHz (+100 MHz), but a lower dual-core Turbo (-100 MHz) and a lower base frequency (-300 MHz). However, the CPU part can also use the 64 MB eDRAM as L5 cache.

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

At 2.5-4 GHz, the Core i7-7660U has a slightly lower frequency (except for the single-core Turbo) compared to the Core i7-7600U, but the CPU part can also use the 64 MB eDRAM, so the performance should be similar.

Graphics

The integrated Intel Iris Plus 640 Graphics is the GT3e model of the Kaby Lake GPU (Intel Gen. 9.5). It has 48 Execution Units running at 300-1050 MHz and the performance is comparable to a GeForce 920MX thanks to fast eDRAM cache. However, there aren't any significant improvements compared to the old Iris Pro 540, so modern games can often not be played smoothly or only at the lowest or medium settings, respectively.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby lake now also supports H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The dual-core Kaby Lake processors 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, which is typical for ULV chips. Depending on the usage scenario, the TDP can vary between 7.5 (cTDP Down) and 25 Watts.

Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y

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The Intel Pentium 4415Y is a low power entry level processor for small laptops or tablets and based on the Kaby Lake architecture. It was announced in Q2 2017 and offers two processor cores clocked at 1.6 GHz (no Turbo Boost). 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. Compared to the much faster Core m3-7Y30, the Pentium 4415 offers no Turbo Boost, different CPU and GPU clock speeds, a smaller L3 cache and a higher TDP of 6 Watt.

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

Due to the missing Turbo Boost, the Pentium 4415Y offers a significantly worse single thread performance than the more expensive Core m3-7Y30. This should be noticeable in daily tasks.

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 850 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 TDP is rated at 6 Watt and can be reduced to 4,5 Watt (cTDP down).

Intel Core i7-7660UIntel Pentium Gold 4415Y
Intel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
Kaby LakeKaby Lake
Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
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» Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
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» Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
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Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
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BGA1356FCBGA1515
Dual-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 Iris Plus Graphics 640 (300 - 1050 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 615 (300 - 850 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$415 U.S.$161 U.S.
Intel Kaby Lake Pentium 4415Y

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 397     avg: 404     median: 403.5 (9%)     max: 410 Points
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164 Points (4%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 154     avg: 159     median: 158.5 (58%)     max: 163 Points
65 Points (24%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 4.39     avg: 4.5     median: 4.5 (9%)     max: 4.55 Points
1.8 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.84     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (59%)     max: 1.89 Points
0.8 Points (24%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6126     avg: 6170     median: 6169.5 (55%)     max: 6213
2521 (23%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 13779     avg: 13809     median: 13808.5 (23%)     max: 13838
5586 (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
7213 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
3264 Points (25%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 433     avg: 436     median: 435.5 (5%)     max: 438 s
982 s (12%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 12.6     avg: 12.9     median: 12.9 (3%)     max: 13.2 s
31.1 s (6%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1455 (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 25     avg: 25.3     median: 25.3 (11%)     max: 25.6 fps
11 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 134     avg: 137     median: 136.5 (40%)     max: 139 fps
58.3 fps (17%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
1.1 fps (3%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (10%)
0 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.4 GB/s (11%)
0 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
2.4 GB/s (9%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
1257 Seconds (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5193     avg: 5227     median: 5226.5 (29%)     max: 5260 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
16.3 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
35.9 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1240 s (6%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4463     avg: 5069     median: 5230 (21%)     max: 5513 Points
2319 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
20028 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
19576 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
57582 Points (60%)
20366 Points (21%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3823     avg: 3936     median: 3935.5 (10%)     max: 4048 Points
1836 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 5412     avg: 5561     median: 5560.5 (14%)     max: 5709 Points
2541 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 1979     avg: 1990     median: 1989.5 (14%)     max: 2000 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
8570 (13%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4074 (83%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4603 (71%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
8952 (22%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4786 (65%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
9320 (15%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 927     avg: 938     median: 937.7 (2%)     max: 948.4 ms
3077 ms (5%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 65.2     avg: 65.6     median: 65.6 (1%)     max: 66 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 35767     avg: 36437     median: 36436.5 (58%)     max: 37106 Points
11875 Points (19%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 39.2     avg: 40     median: 40 (11%)     max: 40.8 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 39.2     avg: 40     median: 40 (11%)     max: 40.8 Watt

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-7660U → 100% n=19

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y → 44% n=19

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