Intel Core i3-7300 vs Intel Core i7-4760HQ

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i3 2 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i7 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

33 %
3% slightly better overall score
32 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

55 %
25% slightly better gaming score
44 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

26 %
28 %
7% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

25 %
27 %
8% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
90% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

51 W
47 W
8% slightly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots


Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
32 GiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

535th of 1,326
550th of 1,326


The product line

7th Generation Core i3
4th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
May 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i3-7300 vs Core i7-4760HQ comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i3-7300 is faster than the Core i7-4760HQ. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-4760HQ in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-4760HQ has significantly more cores than the Core i3-7300. Indeed the Core i7-4760HQ has 2 compared to 4 found in the Core i3-7300. It also has more threads than the Core i3-7300. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i3-7300 has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i7-4760HQ. The Core i7-4760HQ outputs less heat than Core i3-7300 thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i3-7300 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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