Intel Core i7-7500U

Intel Core i7-7500U Benchmark and Specs

Intel Core i7-7500U Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 2 core Intel 7th Generation Core i7 BGA 1356 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-7500U good for gaming?

Benchmark Score

14 %
Average score from 13 samples
Low uncertainty
487th of 627
257th of 627
13 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.



14 %



27 %



10 %

Heavy Workloads


10 %

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CPU Comparison

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AMD FX-8300
22 %
Intel Core i5-10210U
22 %
Intel Xeon W3580
16 %
Intel Core i7-7500U
14 %
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
13 %
Intel Core i7-6600U
12 %
Intel Pentium G4400
12 %


Clock Speed 2.7 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.5 GHz
Cores 2
Threads 4
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 12
Socket BGA 1356
Family 7th Generation Core i7
Memory Type DDR4-2133
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 32 GiB
Release Date 2016-08-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 15 W

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Intel Core i7-7500U

The Core i7-7500U is a 2 core CPU from Intel released in 2016. This chip has an average overall score at 14% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an average processor for gaming, with a score of 27%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-7500U scores 10% and 10% respectively. Indeed, this is a bad rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-7500U has 2 cores and 4 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.7 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.5 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i7-7500U makes use of DDR4-2133 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 32 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 12 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-7500U CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 15 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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