Intel Core i7-7700HQ vs Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel Core i7-7700HQ► remove from comparison
The Intel Core i7-7700HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake H architecture (7th generation Core), which was announced in January 2017 at CES. It is the successor to the Core i7-6700HQ from the Skylake generation and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm+ process, so the clocks are 200 MHz higher at the same TDP. The architecture was not changed, only the video engine got an update (see our Kaby Lake article).
The integrated graphics card is called Intel HD Graphics 630, but the architecture does not differ from the 530 GPU from the Skylake generation and only the clocks are slightly higher.
Thanks to the 200 MHz higher clocks (5.5-7.6% depending on the Boost), the CPU performance is increased and roughly on par with the Core i7-6970HQ (2.8-3.7 GHz but with 128 MB eDRAM). The TDP can also be reduced to 35 Watts (cTDP down), but this will reduce the performance.
Due to its 45-Watt TDP, the CPU will be used in bigger notebooks with at least 15 inches most of the time.
Intel Core i5-7200U► remove from comparison
The Intel Core i5-7200U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 - 3.1 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 - 1000 MHz). It is manufactured in an improved 14nm FinFET process at Intel. Compared to the old Skylake based Core i5-6200U, the i5-7200U offers a 300 MHz higher clock speed.
|Intel Core i7-7700HQ||Intel Core i5-7200U|
|Intel Kaby Lake||Intel Kaby Lake|
|Kaby Lake||Kaby Lake|
|Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake|
|2800 - 3800 MHz||2500 - 3100 MHz|
|256 KB||128 KB|
|1 MB||512 KB|
|6 MB||3 MB|
|4 / 8||2 / 4|
|100 °C||100 °C|
|Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI save||Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI|
|iGPU||Intel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)||Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)|
|$378 U.S.||$281 U.S.|
|Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U|