Intel Core i7-7920HQ vs Intel Core i7-7700HQ

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 i7-7700HQ

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The Intel Core i7-7700HQ is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake H architecture (7th generation Core), which was announced in January 2017 at CES. It is the successor to the Core i7-6700HQ from the Skylake generation and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm+ process, so the clocks are 200 MHz higher at the same TDP. The architecture was not changed, only the video engine got an update (see our Kaby Lake article).

The integrated graphics card is called Intel HD Graphics 630, but the architecture does not differ from the 530 GPU from the Skylake generation and only the clocks are slightly higher. 

Performance

Thanks to the 200 MHz higher clocks (5.5-7.6% depending on the Boost), the CPU performance is increased and roughly on par with the Core i7-6970HQ (2.8-3.7 GHz but with 128 MB eDRAM). The TDP can also be reduced to 35 Watts (cTDP down), but this will reduce the performance.

Power Consumption

Due to its 45-Watt TDP, the CPU will be used in bigger notebooks with at least 15 inches most of the time.

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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 i7-7700HQ2.8 - 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
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 i7-7700HQ2.8 - 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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min: 358     avg: 370     median: 370 (58%)     max: 382 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
163 Points (60%)
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Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
8.9 Points (18%)
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Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
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Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6169 (55%)
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Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
24138 (41%)
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Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
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Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
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wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
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wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
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wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
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WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
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min: 3986     avg: 4405     median: 4088 (27%)     max: 5457 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
50.6 fps (23%)
min: 36.55     avg: 44.6     median: 46 (21%)     max: 46.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
190 fps (56%)
min: 156.94     avg: 168     median: 168.4 (50%)     max: 175 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
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0.5 GB/s (0%)
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min: 0.529     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.724 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.6 GB/s (0%)
min: 2.4     avg: 4     median: 4.1 (0%)     max: 4.2 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
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R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
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3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
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Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.6 s (2%)
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21.9 s (1%)
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Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
536 s (2%)
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3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 22514     avg: 25520     median: 26567 (31%)     max: 26880 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
10006 Points (43%)
min: 6196     avg: 8408     median: 8838 (38%)     max: 9653 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
54313 Points (35%)
min: 13754     avg: 46073     median: 47945 (31%)     max: 52765 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 33185     avg: 46275     median: 47639 (51%)     max: 52753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 42156     avg: 50621     median: 50806 (53%)     max: 53642 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
8483 Points (21%)
min: 5726     avg: 7357     median: 7526 (19%)     max: 7867 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
11841 Points (30%)
min: 8081     avg: 10465     median: 10629 (27%)     max: 10953 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3421     avg: 3965     median: 3973 (28%)     max: 4383 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
7620 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
7210 Points (65%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
12792 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
13091 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
11263 Points (29%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
14987 (27%)
min: 13290     avg: 13780     median: 13936.5 (25%)     max: 14275
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3906 (80%)
min: 3256     avg: 3641     median: 3675 (75%)     max: 3843
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
15856 (25%)
min: 13753     avg: 14103     median: 14102.5 (22%)     max: 14452
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4112 (84%)
min: 3532     avg: 3715     median: 3715 (76%)     max: 3898
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
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Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
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Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1030 (61%)
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3924 (24%)
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1004 (58%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
3742 (22%)
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - PerformanceTest 9.0 CPU Mark
10003 Points (52%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
904 ms (2%)
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