Intel Core i7-7920HQ vs Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6

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.

Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6

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The Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 is a fast quad-core processor notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It is the second fastest mobile Xeon model and the performance is slightly better tha the 100 MHz slower clocked consumer Core i7-7820HQ. Compared to the Core processors, the chip also supports ECC-RAM (error correction). Besides four cores including Hyper-Threading support running at 3 - 4 GHz (4 cores up to 3.6 GHz, 2 cores up to 3.8 GHz), the processor is also equipped with the professional HD Graphics P630 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

Thanks to the higher clocks, even the smaller model of the mobile Xeons is ahead of the fastest Skylake models (Xeon E3-1575M v6) and is therefore als powerful enough for very demanding applications.

Graphics

The integrated professional Intel HD Graphics P630 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. It offers certified drivers for 15 professional and CAD applications.

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.

 

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Intel Core i5-7287U compare3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U compare2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
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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
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Intel Core i5-7Y54 compare1.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
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Intel Core i7-7700 compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 compare3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
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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 v63 - 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 i5-7360U compare2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U compare3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U compare2.7 - 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
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Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, SIPP, vPro, TXT
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics P630 (300 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$378 U.S.$623 U.S.
Intel Kaby Lake E3-1505M v6

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
814 Points (18%)
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min: 654     avg: 728     median: 737 (16%)     max: 792 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
163 Points (60%)
min: 170     avg: 170     median: 170 (63%)     max: 171 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
8.9 Points (18%)
min: 7.89     avg: 8.3     median: 8.3 (17%)     max: 8.61 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.9 Points (59%)
1.9 Points (61%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6169 (55%)
6332 (57%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
24138 (41%)
23780 (40%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 319     avg: 327     median: 327.2 (4%)     max: 335.32 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 11     avg: 11     median: 11 (2%)     max: 11.02 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5228 (34%)
min: 3986     avg: 4554     median: 4554 (29%)     max: 5122
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
50.6 fps (23%)
min: 48     avg: 48.5     median: 48.5 (22%)     max: 49.05 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
190 fps (56%)
min: 185     avg: 185     median: 185 (55%)     max: 185.02 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (0%)
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.8 GB/s (1%)
0.8 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.6 GB/s (0%)
4.4 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7230     avg: 7714     median: 7713.5 (43%)     max: 8197 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.6 s (2%)
min: 9     avg: 9.5     median: 9.5 (2%)     max: 10 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
21.9 s (1%)
min: 20     avg: 21.5     median: 21.5 (1%)     max: 23 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
536 s (2%)
min: 489     avg: 509     median: 508.5 (2%)     max: 528 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
10006 Points (43%)
min: 9594     avg: 9882     median: 9813 (42%)     max: 10239 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
54313 Points (35%)
44564 Points (29%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
42023 Points (45%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 52711     avg: 53987     median: 53987 (56%)     max: 55263 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
8483 Points (21%)
min: 4304     avg: 6891     median: 8126 (21%)     max: 8243 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
11841 Points (30%)
min: 6294     avg: 9708     median: 11348 (29%)     max: 11483 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
4282 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
14987 (27%)
14680 (26%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3906 (80%)
4042 (83%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
15856 (25%)
15367 (24%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4112 (84%)
4224 (86%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
904 ms (2%)
min: 847.3     avg: 884     median: 896.8 (2%)     max: 907.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
66.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 36239     avg: 39903     median: 39902.5 (64%)     max: 43566 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
81.1 Watt (22%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
78.7 Watt (21%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-7920HQ → 100% n=24

Average Benchmarks Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 → 97% n=24

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