Intel Core i3-7300T vs Intel Core i7-4722HQ

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

29 %
Identical
29 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

48 %
23% slightly better gaming score
39 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

23 %
25 %
8% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

22 %
24 %
9% slightly better heavy workload score

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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
4
100% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
8
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
45% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
5% slightly lower TDP
37 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
Identical
16

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
32 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

618th of 1,326
622nd of 1,326

Family

The product line

7th Generation Core i3
4th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
February 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2133
DDR3-1333

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

Yes
No

Core i3-7300T vs Core i7-4722HQ comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i3-7300T beats the Core i7-4722HQ in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-4722HQ in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Core i7-4722HQ has significantly more cores with 2 compared to the Core i3-7300T that has 4. It also has more threads than the Core i3-7300T.

Our database shows that the Core i3-7300T has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i7-4722HQ.

A Core i3-7300T CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-4722HQ CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Core i3-7300T over the Core i7-4722HQ.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Core i3-7300T and the Core i7-4722HQ, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i3-7300T has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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