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Intel Core i7-7820HQ vs Intel Core i5-7200U

Intel Core i7-7820HQ

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The Intel Core i7-7820HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It is the second fastest model of the consumer series at the time of the announcement. Only the i7-7920HQ and Xeon E3-1535M v6 are faster. Besides four cores including Hyper-Threading support running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz (4 cores up to 3.5 GHz, 2 cores up to 3.7 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

Due to the higher clock speeds, the performance of the i7-7820HQ is slightly faster than the old Skylake top model Core i7-6920HQ (2.9 - 3.8 GHz). 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.

Intel Core i5-7200U

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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.

ModelIntel Core i7-7820HQIntel Core i5-7200U
SeriesIntel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
CodenameKaby LakeKaby Lake
Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-7700K compare4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores8 MB L3
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7820HQ « 2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7600U compare2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7300U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7100U compare2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core m3-7Y32 compare1 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1.8 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1.8 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1.7 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700K compare4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700 compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7920HQ compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700T compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7600K compare3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores8 MB L3
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 compare3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7820HK compare2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7700HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7500 compare3.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7440HQ compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7567U compare3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7660U compare2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7600U compare2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7300HQ compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7500T compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7287U compare3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7300U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7260U compare2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7200U « 2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7100H compare3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7167U compare2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7130U compare2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i7-7Y75 compare1.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7Y57 compare1.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7100U compare2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core m3-7Y32 compare1 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Core m3-7Y30 compare1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3965U compare2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Core i3-7020U compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3867U compare1.8 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3865U compare1.8 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y compare1.7 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y compare1.6 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 3965Y compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Clock2900 - 3900 MHz2500 - 3100 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB
L3 Cache8 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 4
TDP45 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
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 630 (300 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$378 U.S.$281 U.S.
Announced
SocketBGA1356
ManufacturerIntel Kaby Lake i5-7200U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 630     avg: 710     median: 736 (8%)     max: 762 Points
min: 268     avg: 324.5     median: 327 (3%)     max: 337 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 160     avg: 163     median: 163 (50%)     max: 166 Points
min: 88     avg: 126.3     median: 128 (39%)     max: 132 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 7.36     avg: 7.9     median: 8 (11%)     max: 8.28 Points
min: 2.85     avg: 3.6     median: 3.7 (5%)     max: 3.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.79     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (6%)     max: 1.83 Points
min: 1.2     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.49 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5776     avg: 6007     median: 6118 (50%)     max: 6128 Points
min: 4787     avg: 4976     median: 4985.5 (41%)     max: 5022 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 21534     avg: 22293     median: 22369 (25%)     max: 22977 Points
min: 9213     avg: 11161     median: 11308 (13%)     max: 11955 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 11910     avg: 13678     median: 13808 (10%)     max: 14554 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5663     avg: 6343     median: 6415.5 (35%)     max: 6524 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
317 s (4%)
min: 460.9     avg: 495     median: 491.2 (6%)     max: 537 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
9.4 s (2%)
min: 14.66     avg: 15.6     median: 15.5 (3%)     max: 17.62 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
464.8 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
14.9 s (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 19     avg: 21.3     median: 21.6 (8%)     max: 22 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 100     avg: 112.7     median: 113.1 (27%)     max: 117 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.7 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6675     avg: 7448     median: 7679 (16%)     max: 7989 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.6 s (2%)
min: 12     avg: 12.3     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 12.61 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
21.4 s (1%)
min: 27.36     avg: 28.2     median: 28 (1%)     max: 29.69 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
527 s (2%)
min: 610     avg: 645     median: 643.5 (3%)     max: 722 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 23800     avg: 26622     median: 27717 (26%)     max: 28349 Points
min: 9939     avg: 11370     median: 11779 (11%)     max: 12049 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 8362     avg: 9087     median: 9118.5 (25%)     max: 9747 Points
min: 3242     avg: 4145     median: 4107 (11%)     max: 4695 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
45502 Points (29%)
min: 28394     avg: 37794     median: 37804 (24%)     max: 42974 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 26941     avg: 36877     median: 37260 (31%)     max: 42166 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 44113     avg: 50414     median: 52957 (45%)     max: 54171 Points
min: 36369     avg: 41562     median: 42260 (36%)     max: 43942 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6771     avg: 7398     median: 7384 (19%)     max: 8051 Points
min: 2622     avg: 3414     median: 3503 (9%)     max: 3684 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9364     avg: 10277     median: 10303.5 (19%)     max: 11138 Points
min: 3866     avg: 4887     median: 4979 (9%)     max: 5252 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3698     avg: 3898     median: 3897.5 (19%)     max: 4097 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3648     avg: 3799     median: 3809 (39%)     max: 3958 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7066     avg: 7413     median: 7516 (8%)     max: 7767 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3484     avg: 3661     median: 3630 (56%)     max: 3902 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6425     avg: 6947     median: 6806 (17%)     max: 7439 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6297     avg: 6584     median: 6480.5 (12%)     max: 6932 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 2812     avg: 2983     median: 2906 (57%)     max: 3209 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6695     avg: 6772     median: 6772 (11%)     max: 6849 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3037     avg: 3144     median: 3143.5 (47%)     max: 3250 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - PerformanceTest 9.0 CPU Mark
4907 Points (26%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 913     avg: 972     median: 995 (1%)     max: 1007 ms
min: 1109     avg: 1211     median: 1196 (1%)     max: 1542 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
74.1 ms (1%)
min: 77.7     avg: 124.3     median: 86.3 (1%)     max: 826 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 35321     avg: 37525     median: 38182 (39%)     max: 39072 Points
min: 21890     avg: 29883     median: 30957 (32%)     max: 32838 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 68.4     avg: 79.1     median: 79.1 (14%)     max: 89.7 Watt
26.8 Watt (5%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 65.1     avg: 67.7     median: 67.7 (14%)     max: 70.3 Watt
25.5 Watt (5%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 10.8     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (13%)     max: 11.3 Points per Watt
12.8 Points per Watt (15%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-7820HQ → 100% n=25

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7200U → 70% n=25

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