Intel Core i5-7500 vs Intel Core i7-4960HQ

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?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

32 %
33 %
3% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

57 %
26% slightly better gaming score
45 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

24 %
29 %
20% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

23 %
28 %
21% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

3,051
3,567
16% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

954
2% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
934

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
30% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
Identical
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
47 W
38% slightly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
Identical
16

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

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

570th of 1,337
545th of 1,337

Family

The product line

7th Generation Core i5
4th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
November 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2133
DDR3-1333

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i5-7500 vs Core i7-4960HQ specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-4960HQ is faster than the Core i5-7500. Despite this, the Core i5-7500 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i7-4960HQ has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-7500 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-4960HQ. In addition, both chips have the same turbo speed. The Core i7-4960HQ outputs less heat than Core i5-7500 thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

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 i5-7500 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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