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.