Intel Core i7-7920HQ vs Intel Core i5-7300HQ

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 i5-7300HQ

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The Intel Core i5-7300HQ is a quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. Compared to the faster Core i7 models, the Core i5 does not support Hyper Threading and has lower clocks. The CPU cores run at 2.5 - 3.5 GHz (4 cores up to 3.1, 2 cores up to 3.3 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 should be quite similar to the old Core i5-6440HQ (2.6 - 3.5 GHz, Skylake) that offers the same per-MHz performance and only 100 MHz higher core speed. The performance is therefore sufficient even for demanding tasks.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 has 24 Execution Units (similar to previous HD Graphics 530) running at 350 - 1000 MHz (i7 models up to 1100). 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 i7-7920HQIntel Core i5-7300HQ
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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 i5-7300HQ2.5 - 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
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 i5-7300HQ2.5 - 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
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$378 U.S.$250 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
814 Points (18%)
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min: 501     avg: 512     median: 513 (11%)     max: 520 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
163 Points (60%)
min: 129     avg: 141     median: 142 (52%)     max: 149 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
8.9 Points (18%)
min: 5.38     avg: 5.8     median: 5.9 (12%)     max: 5.93 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.9 Points (59%)
min: 1.49     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (48%)     max: 1.68 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6169 (55%)
min: 4920     avg: 5319     median: 5434.5 (49%)     max: 5581
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
24138 (41%)
min: 17197     avg: 17956     median: 18064.5 (30%)     max: 18304
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 21912     avg: 22625     median: 22845 (22%)     max: 23117 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6594     avg: 6811     median: 6700 (50%)     max: 7138 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 331.085     avg: 347     median: 348.1 (4%)     max: 351.3 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 10.979     avg: 11.3     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 12.409 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5228 (34%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
50.6 fps (23%)
min: 34     avg: 34.1     median: 34.1 (15%)     max: 34.2 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
190 fps (56%)
min: 160     avg: 161     median: 160.8 (47%)     max: 162 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
4.7 fps (15%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.8 GB/s (1%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.6 GB/s (0%)
2.3 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
901 Seconds (6%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6266     avg: 6279     median: 6279 (35%)     max: 6292 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.6 s (2%)
min: 10.676     avg: 10.8     median: 10.7 (2%)     max: 11.294 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
21.9 s (1%)
min: 24.377     avg: 24.5     median: 24.5 (1%)     max: 24.894 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
536 s (2%)
min: 590     avg: 604     median: 596.3 (3%)     max: 654.006 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
10006 Points (43%)
min: 5382     avg: 6022     median: 6042 (26%)     max: 6627 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
54313 Points (35%)
min: 42492     avg: 50667     median: 52482 (34%)     max: 53471 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 39401     avg: 48909     median: 50273 (53%)     max: 53025 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 46577     avg: 50186     median: 50280 (52%)     max: 52451 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
8483 Points (21%)
min: 4269     avg: 4697     median: 4722 (12%)     max: 4855 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
11841 Points (30%)
min: 6020     avg: 6672     median: 6733 (17%)     max: 6881 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2726     avg: 2847     median: 2856 (20%)     max: 2912 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
14987 (27%)
min: 9728     avg: 9773     median: 9752 (17%)     max: 9840
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3906 (80%)
min: 3163     avg: 3184     median: 3195 (66%)     max: 3195
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
15856 (25%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4112 (84%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3387     avg: 3823     median: 4022 (62%)     max: 4061
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 8085     avg: 9720     median: 10525 (26%)     max: 10551
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3387     avg: 3862     median: 4040 (55%)     max: 4159
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 8081     avg: 10065     median: 11039 (17%)     max: 11075
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
904 ms (2%)
min: 955     avg: 1040     median: 1044.1 (2%)     max: 1131.7 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
66.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 31952     avg: 33838     median: 33589 (54%)     max: 36008 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
47.6 Watt (13%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
41.3 Watt (11%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-7920HQ → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7300HQ → 75% n=21

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