Core i5-7440HQ vs Core i7-5950HQ comparison
In our benchmarks, the Core i5-7440HQ beats the Core i7-5950HQ in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-5950HQ in all gaming tests too.
When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i7-5950HQ has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-5950HQ has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-7440HQ. In addition, both chips have the same turbo speed. A Core i5-7440HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-5950HQ 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 i5-7440HQ has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.