Intel Core i5-7300HQ vs Intel Core i7-3770

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs Intel Core 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

25 %
32 %
28% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

46 %
50 %
8% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

20 %
27 %
35% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

19 %
26 %
36% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2,664
3,071
15% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

842
5% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
800

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

2,849
3,662
28% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
8
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
36% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
11% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
71% significantly lower TDP
77 W

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

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1 MiB
Identical
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

6 MiB
8 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

702nd of 1,335
561st of 1,335

Family

The product line

7th Generation Core i5
Core

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
May 2012

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2400
DDR3-1333

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i5-7300HQ vs Core i7-3770 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-3770 beats the Core i5-7300HQ in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-7300HQ in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i7-3770 has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-3770 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-7300HQ. Also, the Core i7-3770 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-7300HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-3770 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache. The Core i7-3770 also has slightly more L3 cache.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. For instance, the Core i5-7300HQ has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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