Intel Core i7-7920HQ vs Intel Core i5-7200U

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 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.

Intel Core i7-7920HQIntel Core i5-7200U
Intel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
Kaby LakeKaby Lake
: 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 i7-7920HQ3.1 - 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 i5-7360U 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 i5-7200U2.5 - 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
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 i7-7920HQ3.1 - 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 i5-7360U 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 i5-7200U2.5 - 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
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$378 U.S.$281 U.S.
BGA1356
Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
814 Points (18%)
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min: 268     avg: 325     median: 327 (7%)     max: 337 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
163 Points (60%)
min: 88     avg: 126     median: 128 (47%)     max: 132 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
8.9 Points (18%)
min: 2.85     avg: 3.6     median: 3.7 (7%)     max: 3.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.9 Points (59%)
min: 1.2     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (46%)     max: 1.49 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6169 (63%)
min: 4787     avg: 4976     median: 4985.5 (51%)     max: 5022
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
24138 (41%)
min: 9213     avg: 11161     median: 11308 (19%)     max: 11955
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 11910     avg: 13678     median: 13808 (13%)     max: 14554 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5663     avg: 6343     median: 6415.5 (48%)     max: 6524 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 460.884     avg: 495     median: 491.2 (6%)     max: 537 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 14.66     avg: 15.6     median: 15.5 (3%)     max: 17.617 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
465 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
14.9 s (8%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5228 (34%)
min: 2094     avg: 2299     median: 2296 (15%)     max: 2449
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
50.6 fps (23%)
min: 19     avg: 21.3     median: 21.6 (10%)     max: 22 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
190 fps (56%)
min: 100     avg: 113     median: 113.1 (33%)     max: 117 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.172     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.273 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.8 GB/s (1%)
min: 0.278     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.332 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.6 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3700     avg: 4299     median: 4347.5 (24%)     max: 4407 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: 12.614 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
21.9 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 *
536 s (2%)
min: 610.47     avg: 645     median: 643.4 (3%)     max: 722.288 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 9939     avg: 11370     median: 11779 (14%)     max: 12049 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
10006 Points (43%)
min: 3242     avg: 4145     median: 4107 (18%)     max: 4695 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
54313 Points (35%)
min: 28394     avg: 37794     median: 37804 (24%)     max: 42974 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 26941     avg: 36877     median: 37260 (40%)     max: 42166 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 36369     avg: 41562     median: 42260 (44%)     max: 43942 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
8483 Points (21%)
min: 2622     avg: 3414     median: 3503 (9%)     max: 3684 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
11841 Points (30%)
min: 3866     avg: 4887     median: 4979 (13%)     max: 5252 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 1536     avg: 1811     median: 1917 (13%)     max: 1991 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
14987 (27%)
min: 6297     avg: 6584     median: 6480.5 (12%)     max: 6932
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3906 (80%)
min: 2812     avg: 2983     median: 2906 (60%)     max: 3209
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
15856 (25%)
min: 6695     avg: 6772     median: 6772 (11%)     max: 6849
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4112 (84%)
min: 3037     avg: 3144     median: 3143.5 (64%)     max: 3250
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3484     avg: 3661     median: 3630 (56%)     max: 3902
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6425     avg: 6947     median: 6806 (17%)     max: 7439
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3648     avg: 3799     median: 3809 (52%)     max: 3958
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7066     avg: 7413     median: 7516 (12%)     max: 7767
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - PerformanceTest 9.0 CPU Mark
4907 Points (26%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
904 ms (2%)
min: 1109.3     avg: 1211     median: 1196.4 (2%)     max: 1542 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
66.3 ms (1%)
min: 77.7     avg: 124     median: 86.3 (1%)     max: 826 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 21890     avg: 29883     median: 30957 (52%)     max: 32838 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
26.8 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
25.5 Watt (7%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-7920HQ → 100% n=25

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7200U → 63% n=25

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