Intel Core i7-7920HQ vs Intel Core i5-7500 vs Intel Core i3-7130U

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 i5-7500

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The Intel Core i5-7500 is a fast mid-range quad-core processor for desktops based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2017. It offers four cores (no HyperThreading and therefore also only 4 threads at once) that run at 3.4 - 3.8 GHz.

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 of the i5-7500 is comparable to a mobile Core i7-7700HQ. Therefore, the performance is sufficient even for demanding applications and games.

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 slightly. Intel still specifies the TDP with 65 Watts, which is a lot more than the 45 Watts of the mobile Kaby-Lake-H CPUs but less than e.g. the Core i5-7600K (91 Watt).

Intel Core i3-7130U

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The Intel Core i3-7100U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby-Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 GHz (without Turbo Boost) 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 should be 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. Compare to the older Core i3-7100U, the i3-7130U offers a 300 MHz improved clock speed.

The power consumption is rated at a TDP of 15 Watt and can be configured down to 7.5 Watt for thin and light designs (with a lower performance).

Intel Core i7-7920HQIntel Core i5-7500Intel Core i3-7130U
Intel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby LakeIntel Kaby Lake
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Series: Kaby Lake Kaby Lake
Intel Core i7-7700K4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-7920HQ3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-7700K4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7130U2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-7700K4.2 - 4.5 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-77003.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v63.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7920HQ3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700T2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-7600K3.8 - 4.2 GHz4 / 48 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v63 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HQ2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7820HK2.9 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-7700HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-75003.4 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7440HQ2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i7-7567U3.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7660U2.5 - 4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7600U2.8 - 3.9 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300HQ2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7500T2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-7287U3.3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7560U2.4 - 3.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7360U2.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7267U3.1 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-7500U2.7 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7300U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-7260U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7200U2.5 - 3.1 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7100H3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i3-7167U2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i3-7130U2.7 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i7-7Y751.3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y571.2 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i5-7Y541.2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i3-7100U2.4 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y321 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core m3-7Y301 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Celeron 3965U2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i3-7020U2.3 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Celeron 3867U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 3865U1.8 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y1.7 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y1.6 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y1.5 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 3965Y1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
3100 - 4100 MHz3400 - 3800 MHz2700 MHz
256 KB256 KB128 KB
1 MB1 MB512 KB
8 MB6 MB3 MB
4 / 84 / 42 / 4
45 65 15
14 14 14
100 °C100 °C
Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2400 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vProDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 630 (300 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$378 U.S.$202 U.S.
FCLGA1151BGA1356
Intel Kaby Lake i5-7500

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
814 Points (18%)
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585 Points (13%)
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284 Points (6%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
163 Points (60%)
159 Points (58%)
111 Points (41%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
8.9 Points (18%)
6.9 Points (14%)
3.1 Points (6%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.9 Points (59%)
1.8 Points (58%)
1.3 Points (41%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6169 (55%)
4338 (39%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
24138 (41%)
9828 (17%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 i5-7500 +
306 s (4%)
568 s (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 i5-7500 +
9.7 s (2%)
18 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5228 (34%)
2979 (19%)
2250 (14%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
50.6 fps (23%)
39.5 fps (18%)
19 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
190 fps (56%)
182 fps (54%)
100 fps (29%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (19%)
0.3 GB/s (13%)
0.2 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.8 GB/s (21%)
0.5 GB/s (14%)
0.3 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.6 GB/s (17%)
3.2 GB/s (12%)
1.7 GB/s (6%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 i5-7500 +
7247 Points (40%)
3823 Points (21%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.6 s (2%)
9 s (2%)
14.1 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
21.9 s (1%)
22 s (1%)
47.1 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
536 s (2%)
569 s (3%)
744 s (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
10006 Points (41%)
6268 Points (26%)
3932 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
54313 Points (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 i5-7500 +
60021 Points (62%)
36137 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
8483 Points (21%)
5324 Points (13%)
3090 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
11841 Points (30%)
7619 Points (19%)
4360 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8776 Points (71%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
7335 Points (67%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
6043 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5967 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6548 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
14987 (27%)
6047 (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3906 (80%)
2829 (58%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
15856 (25%)
6279 (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4112 (84%)
2972 (60%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
3473 (54%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
6782 (17%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
3497 (48%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
6792 (11%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
904 ms (2%)
1336 ms (2%)
1682 ms (3%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
66.3 ms (1%)
76.3 ms (1%)
118 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 i5-7500 +
32122 Points (51%)
21368 Points (34%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-7920HQ → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-7500 → 82% n=18

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7130U → 59% n=18

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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