In early 2017 Intel presented Core i7-7700HQ. It is a 64-bit quad core top of the line performance x86 mobile processor. The processor is based on the Kaby Lake microarchitecture. It is produced on Intel’s enhanced 14nm+process. The core i7-7700HQ works at 2.8 GHz with a TDP of 45 W. Also, the Turbo Boost frequency of 3.8 GHz for a single active core is good. This MPU bolsters up to 64 GiB of double channel non-ECC DDR4-2400 memory. It further combines Intel’s HD Graphics 630 IGP working at 350 MHz with a burst frequency of 1.1 GHz.

The Intel Core i7-7700HQ is one of the quickest laptop processors (CPUs). It belongs to the seventh Generation Intel Core CPU family and can be found in many gaming and high-performance notebooks from 2017. An i7-7700HQ-prepared laptop has a 15.6″ or bigger display, a dedicated high-performance video card for gaming and different graphics rendering purposes, and a strong cooling framework for dealing with the warmth of the intense and generally hot-running components.

Specifications of i7-7700HQ

Specifications of i7-7700HQThe Intel Core i7-7700HQ Mobile processor has 4 CPU cores. It runs at 2.8-3.8 GHz (8 logical cores for each physical cores). The Intel Core i7-7700HQ has a Thermal Design Point (TDP) of 45 Watts. It has been intended to be perfect with the FCBGA1440 attachment.


Product collection7th generation Intel core i7 processor
Core nameProducts formerly Kaby Lake
Vertical segmentMobile
Processor numberi7-7700HQ
Launch dateQ1’17


# of cores4
# of threads8
Processor base frequency2.80 GHz
Max turbo frequency3.80 GHz
Cache6 MB
Bus speed8 GT/s DMI
TDP45 w
Configurable TDP-down35 w

Supplemental information

Embedded  options availableNo

Memory specifications

Max memory size64 GB
Memory typesDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2213, DDR3L-1600
Max # of memory channels2
Max memory bandwidth37.5 GB/s
ECC memory supportedNo

Processor graphics

Processor graphicsIntel HD graphics 630
Graphics base frequency350MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency1.10 GHz
Graphics video max memory64 GB
Graphics outputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
4K supportYes, at 60 Hz
Max resolution (HDMI 1.4)4096×2304@30Hz
Max resolution (DP)4096×2304@60Hz
Max resolution (eDP-Integrated Flat Panel)4096×2304@60Hz
Max resolution (VGA)N/A
Direct X support12
Open GL support4.5
Intel quick sync videoYes
Intel inTru 3D technologyYes
Intel clear video HD technologyYes
Intel clear video technologyYes
# of displays supported3
Device ID0x591B

Expansions options

PCI express revision3.0
PCI express configurationsUp to 1×16, 2×8, 1×8+2×4
Max # of PCI express lanes16

Package specifications

Socket supportedFCBGA 1440
Max CPU configurations1
T junction100℃
Package size40mm x 28mm
Low Halogen options availableSee MDDS

Advanced technologies

Intel speed shift technologyYes
Intel turbo boost technology2.0
Intel vPro platform eligibilityNo
Intel Hyper-threading technologyYes
Intel virtualization technologyYes
Intel virtualization technology for directed I/OYes
Intel VT-x with extended page tablesYes
Intel TSX-NINo
Intel 64Yes
Instruction set64-bit
Instruction set extensionsIntel SSE 4.1, Intel SSE 4.2, Intel AVX 2
Ideal statesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technologyYes
Thermal monitoring technologiesYes
Intel flex memory accessYes
Intel identity protection technologyYes
Intel stable image platform programNo
Intel smart response technologyYes
Intel my WiFi technologyYes

Security & reliability

Intel AES new instructionsYes
Secure keyYes
Intel Software Grand Extensions (Intel SGX)Yes
Intel Memory Protection Extensions(Intel MPE)Yes
Intel trusted execution technologyNo
Execute disable bitYes
Intel OS guardYes

Features of i7-7700hq

Supported x86 extensions and Processor features

MMXMMX extensionX86-1616-bit x 86
EMMXExtended MMX extensionX86-3232-bit x 86
SSEStreaming SIMD extensionsX86-6464-bit x 86
SSE2Streaming SIMD extensions 2RealReal mode
SSE3Streaming SIMD extensions 3ProtectedProtected mode
SSSE3Supplemental SSE 3SMMSystem management mode
SSE 4.1Streaming SIMD extensions 4.1FPUIntegrated x87 FPU
SSE4.2Streaming SIMD extensions 4.2NXNo- eXecute
AVXAdvanced Vector ExtensionsHTHyper-Threading
AVX2Advanced Vector Extensions 2TBT 2.0Turbo boost technology 2.0
ABMAdvanced Bit ManipulationEISTEnhanced SpeedStep Technology
BMI1Bit Manipulation Instruction Set 1SSTSpeed Shift Technology
BMI2Bit Manipulation Instruction Set 2VT-xVT-x (virtualization)
FMA33-operated Fused-Multiply-AddVT-dVT-d (I/O MMU virtualization)
AESAES Encryption instructionEPTExtended page tables (SLAT)
RdRandHardware RNGMPXMemory protection extensions
ADXMulti-Precision Add-CarrySGXSoftware guard extensions
CLMULCarry-less Multiplication ExtensionSecure keySecure key technology
F16C16-bit Floating Point ConversionSMEPOS guard technology
Flex memoryFlex memory access
ISRTSmart response technology
SBASmall business advantage
MWTMy WiFi technology
IPTIdentity Protection Technology

Utilizing devices

  • MSI GP72 7RD-242PH Leopard
  • MSI GL72 7RD-004PH

User benchmark of i7-7700HQ

According to many users the Intel Core i7-7700HQ averaged 31.5%. It is lower than the peak scores. It means there are other faster alternatives for the users in the market.

Effective speed36%
Average User Bench48%
Peak overclocked bench43%
Value & sentiment5%
Nice to have44%
Average Bench68.4%

i5-7300HQ vs. i7-7700HQ

In early 2017 Intel presented Core i5-7300HQ. It is a 64-bit quad core mid-range performance x86 mobile processor. The processor based on the Kaby Lake microarchitecture. It is produced on Intel’s enhanced 14nm+process. The core i5-7300HQ works at 2.5 GHz with a TDP of 45 W. Also, there’s a Turbo Boost frequency of 3.5 GHz for a single active core. This processor bolsters up to 64 GiB of double channel non-ECC DDR4-2400 memory. It also combines Intel’s HD Graphics 630 IGP working at 350 MHz with a burst frequency of 1 GHz.

Comparison between Core i5-7300HQ and i7-7700HQ

# CPU Ucores44
Product segmentMobileMobile
Announced On2017-01-012017-01-01
TechnicalsCore i5-7300HQCore i7-7700HQ
Dimensions (2D)42×42 mm42×42 mm
Conflict free?11
# CPU cores44
Frequency2.5 GHz2.8 GHz
Turbo frequency3.5 GHz3.8 GHz
Instruction widths6464
Instruction extensionsSSE 4.1/4.2,AVX 2.0SSE 4.1/4.2,AVX 2.0
Lithography process14nm14nm
TDP Down3535
RAM typesDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133, DDR3L-1600DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133, DDR3L-1600
# Memory channels22
Memory bandwidth34.1 GB/s34.1GB/s
Max CPU/Package11
GPUIntel HD Graphics 630Intel HD Graphics 630
PCI-E version33
PCI-E max lanes #1616
Compatible socketsFCBGA 1440FCBGA 1440
Intel Turbo boost version22
Intel V-proNoNO
Intel Hyper-ThreadNOYes
Intel VirtualizationYesYes
Intel Directed I/OYesYes
Intel Ext. Page tablesYesYes
Intel TSX sync. extensionsYesNO
Intel 64YesYes
Intel My WiFiYesYes
Ideal StatesYesYes
Enhanced SpeedstepYesYes
Thermal monitoring tech.YesYes
Flex memoryYesYes
Intel ID protectYesYes
Intel SIPPNoNo
Smart Response TechnologyYesYes
Intel AES new instructionsYesYes
Intel secure keyYesYes
Intel SGXYesYes
Intel MPXYesYes
Intel OS guardYesYes
Trusted executionNoNO
Execution disableYesYes

i7-8550u vs. i7-7700HQ

i7-8550u vs. i7-7700HQIn mid-2017 Intel presented Core i7-8550u. It is a 64-bit quad core performance x86 mobile processor. The processor is based on an enhanced version of the Kaby Lake micro-architecture. It is produced on Intel’s 2nd generation enhanced 14nm+process. The core i7-8550u works at 1.8 GHz with a TDP of 15 W. Also, behind its power is a Turbo Boost frequency of 4 GHz for a single active core. This MPU bolsters up to 32 GiB of double channel non-ECC DDR4-2400 memory. It also combines Intel’s HD Graphics 620 IGP working at 300 MHz with a burst frequency of 1.15 GHz.

Comparison between Core i7-8550u and i7-7700HQ

Frequency1.8 GHz2.80 GHz
Turbo (1 core)4.00 GHz3.80 GHz
Turbo (All cores)2.40 GHz3.40 GHz
GPUIntel HD graphics 620Intel HD graphics 630
GPU frequency0.30 GHz0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo)1.15 GHz1.10 GHz
GPU generation1010
DirectX version1212
Max. Display33
Execution Units2424
Codec h264Decode/EncodeDecode/Encode
Codec JPEGDecode/EncodeDecode/Encode
Codec h265 8bitDecode/EncodeDecode/Encode
Codec h265 10bitDecode/EncodeDecode/Encode
Codec VP 8Decode/EncodeDecode/Encode
Codec VP 9DecodeDecode
Codec VC-1DecodeDecode
Codec AVCDecode/EncodeDecode/Encode
ArchitectureKaby Lake RefreshKaby Lake M
MemoryDDR4-2400 SO-DIMMDDR4-2400 SO-DIMM
Memory channels22
PCle versions3.03.0
PCle lanes1220
SocketBGA 1356BGA 1440
VirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Release dateQ3/2017Q1/2017


In contrast with the previous generation versions, the i7-7700HQ gives higher operational paces. Due to 2.8-3.8 GHz power, it works great, but you need to use it smartly. So, the i7-7700HQ and other quad-core i7s can achieve almost better benchmark results than other dual-cores and CPUs.


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