Intel Core i5-7300HQ vs Intel Core i7-4980HQ

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i7 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

CPU Comparison

Quickly search and compare processors

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

26 %
35 %
34% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

46 %
47 %
2% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

20 %
30 %
49% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

19 %
29 %
52% significantly better heavy workload score

Free CPU Benchmark

Want to compare your processor against the Core i5-7300HQ and the Core i7-4980HQ? Download our free and quick PC Performance Test.

Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

19% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

5% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
11% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
14% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
4% slightly lower TDP
47 W

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

696th of 1,327
509th of 1,327


The product line

7th Generation Core i5
4th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
August 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 i5-7300HQ vs Core i7-4980HQ comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-4980HQ 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.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Core i7-4980HQ has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-4980HQ has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-7300HQ. Also, the Core i7-4980HQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-7300HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-4980HQ CPU because of its 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. For instance, the Core i5-7300HQ has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


No comments yet! Be the first to leave a comment using the form below.

Keep comments on topic and be polite. Comments are subject to moderation before they are published.

Popular CPU Comparisons