i7-7700HQ

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.

Essentials

Product collection 7th generation Intel core i7 processor
Core name Products formerly Kaby Lake
Vertical segment Mobile
Processor number i7-7700HQ
Status Launched
Launch date Q1’17
Lithography 14nm

Performance

# of cores 4
# of threads 8
Processor base frequency 2.80 GHz
Max turbo frequency 3.80 GHz
Cache 6 MB
Bus speed 8 GT/s DMI
TDP 45 w
Configurable TDP-down 35 w

Supplemental information

Embedded  options available No

Memory specifications

Max memory size 64 GB
Memory types DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2213, DDR3L-1600
Max # of memory channels 2
Max memory bandwidth 37.5 GB/s
ECC memory supported No

Processor graphics

Processor graphics Intel HD graphics 630
Graphics base frequency 350MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.10 GHz
Graphics video max memory 64 GB
Graphics output eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
4K support Yes, 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 support 12
Open GL support 4.5
Intel quick sync video Yes
Intel inTru 3D technology Yes
Intel clear video HD technology Yes
Intel clear video technology Yes
# of displays supported 3
Device ID 0x591B

Expansions options

PCI express revision 3.0
PCI express configurations Up to 1×16, 2×8, 1×8+2×4
Max # of PCI express lanes 16

Package specifications

Socket supported FCBGA 1440
Max CPU configurations 1
T junction 100℃
Package size 40mm x 28mm
Low Halogen options available See MDDS

Advanced technologies

Intel speed shift technology Yes
Intel turbo boost technology 2.0
Intel vPro platform eligibility No
Intel Hyper-threading technology Yes
Intel virtualization technology Yes
Intel virtualization technology for directed I/O Yes
Intel VT-x with extended page tables Yes
Intel TSX-NI No
Intel 64 Yes
Instruction set 64-bit
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE 4.1, Intel SSE 4.2, Intel AVX 2
Ideal states Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology Yes
Thermal monitoring technologies Yes
Intel flex memory access Yes
Intel identity protection technology Yes
Intel stable image platform program No
Intel smart response technology Yes
Intel my WiFi technology Yes

Security & reliability

Intel AES new instructions Yes
Secure key Yes
Intel Software Grand Extensions (Intel SGX) Yes
Intel Memory Protection Extensions(Intel MPE) Yes
Intel trusted execution technology No
Execute disable bit Yes
Intel OS guard Yes

Features of i7-7700hq

Supported x86 extensions and Processor features

MMX MMX extension X86-16 16-bit x 86
EMMX Extended MMX extension X86-32 32-bit x 86
SSE Streaming SIMD extensions X86-64 64-bit x 86
SSE2 Streaming SIMD extensions 2 Real Real mode
SSE3 Streaming SIMD extensions 3 Protected Protected mode
SSSE3 Supplemental SSE 3 SMM System management mode
SSE 4.1 Streaming SIMD extensions 4.1 FPU Integrated x87 FPU
SSE4.2 Streaming SIMD extensions 4.2 NX No- eXecute
AVX Advanced Vector Extensions HT Hyper-Threading
AVX2 Advanced Vector Extensions 2 TBT 2.0 Turbo boost technology 2.0
ABM Advanced Bit Manipulation EIST Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
BMI1 Bit Manipulation Instruction Set 1 SST Speed Shift Technology
BMI2 Bit Manipulation Instruction Set 2 VT-x VT-x (virtualization)
FMA3 3-operated Fused-Multiply-Add VT-d VT-d (I/O MMU virtualization)
AES AES Encryption instruction EPT Extended page tables (SLAT)
RdRand Hardware RNG MPX Memory protection extensions
ADX Multi-Precision Add-Carry SGX Software guard extensions
CLMUL Carry-less Multiplication Extension Secure key Secure key technology
F16C 16-bit Floating Point Conversion SMEP OS guard technology
Flex memory Flex memory access
ISRT Smart response technology
SBA Small business advantage
MWT My WiFi technology
IPT Identity 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 speed 36%
Average User Bench 48%
Peak overclocked bench 43%
Value & sentiment 5%
Nice to have 44%
Average Bench 68.4%
Gaming 68%
Desktop 69%
Workstations 50%

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

Product i5-7300HQ i7-7700HQ
Brand Intel Intel
# CPU Ucores 4 4
Frequency 2.5GHz 2.8GHz
Cache 6 6
TDP 45w 45w
Product segment Mobile Mobile
Status Released Released
Announced On 2017-01-01 2017-01-01
Technicals Core i5-7300HQ Core i7-7700HQ
Dimensions (2D) 42×42 mm 42×42 mm
Conflict free? 1 1
# CPU cores 4 4
Threads/Core 4 8
Frequency 2.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cache 6 6
Instruction widths 64 64
Instruction extensions SSE 4.1/4.2,AVX 2.0 SSE 4.1/4.2,AVX 2.0
Lithography process 14nm 14nm
TDP 45W 45W
TDP Down 35 35
Max RAM 64GB 64GB
RAM types DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133, DDR3L-1600 DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133, DDR3L-1600
# Memory channels 2 2
Memory bandwidth 34.1 GB/s 34.1GB/s
Max CPU/Package 1 1
GPU Intel HD Graphics 630 Intel HD Graphics 630
PCI-E version 3 3
PCI-E max lanes # 16 16
Compatible sockets FCBGA 1440 FCBGA 1440
Intel Turbo boost version 2 2
Intel V-pro No NO
Intel Hyper-Thread NO Yes
Intel Virtualization Yes Yes
Intel Directed I/O Yes Yes
Intel Ext. Page tables Yes Yes
Intel TSX sync. extensions Yes NO
Intel 64 Yes Yes
Intel My WiFi Yes Yes
Ideal States Yes Yes
Enhanced Speedstep Yes Yes
Thermal monitoring tech. Yes Yes
Flex memory Yes Yes
Intel ID protect Yes Yes
Intel SIPP No No
Smart Response Technology Yes Yes
Intel AES new instructions Yes Yes
Intel secure key Yes Yes
Intel SGX Yes Yes
Intel MPX Yes Yes
Intel OS guard Yes Yes
Trusted execution No NO
Execution disable Yes Yes

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

i7-8550u i7-7700HQ
Frequency 1.8 GHz 2.80 GHz
Turbo (1 core) 4.00 GHz 3.80 GHz
Turbo (All cores) 2.40 GHz 3.40 GHz
Cores 4 4
Hyper-Threading Yes Yes
Overclocking? No No
Cache 8 6
GPU Intel HD graphics 620 Intel HD graphics 630
GPU frequency 0.30 GHz 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz 1.10 GHz
GPU generation 10 10
DirectX version 12 12
Max. Display 3 3
Execution Units 24 24
Codec h264 Decode/Encode Decode/Encode
Codec JPEG Decode/Encode Decode/Encode
Codec h265 8bit Decode/Encode Decode/Encode
Codec h265 10bit Decode/Encode Decode/Encode
Codec VP 8 Decode/Encode Decode/Encode
Codec VP 9 Decode Decode
Codec VC-1 Decode Decode
Codec AVC Decode/Encode Decode/Encode
Architecture Kaby Lake Refresh Kaby Lake M
Memory DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM
Memory channels 2 2
ECC No No
PCle versions 3.0 3.0
PCle lanes 12 20
Technology 14nm 14nm
Socket BGA 1356 BGA 1440
TDP 15W 45W
AES-NI Yes Yes
Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Release date Q3/2017 Q1/2017

 

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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