Intel Core i5-7300HQ vs Intel Core i7-7560U

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs Intel 7th Generation Core i7 2 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 %
26 %
4% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

46 %
4% slightly better gaming score
44 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

20 %
21 %
5% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

19 %
20 %
5% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

47% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

0% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4% slightly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
8% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
15 W
200% significantly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

33% slightly more pcie lanes

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

702nd of 1,337
681st of 1,337


The product line

7th Generation Core i5
7th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
February 2017

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 i7-7560U benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-7560U is faster than the Core i5-7300HQ. Despite this, the Core i5-7300HQ has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i5-7300HQ has significantly more cores with 4 cores whereas the Core i7-7560U has 2 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-7300HQ has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-7560U. Despite this, the Core i7-7560U has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i7-7560U outputs less heat than Core i5-7300HQ thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

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. 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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