Intel Core i7-7700HQ vs Intel Core i5-4690S

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i7 4 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i5 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 %
3% slightly better overall score
31 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

50 %
56 %
11% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

26 %
8% slightly better multitasking score
24 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

25 %
8% slightly better heavy workload score
23 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

3,203
13% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
2,820

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

852
907
6% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
100% significantly more threads
4

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
14% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
44% significantly lower TDP
65 W

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

556th of 1,326
574th of 1,326

Family

The product line

7th Generation Core i7
4th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
May 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2400
DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i7-7700HQ vs Core i5-4690S comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-7700HQ beats the Core i5-4690S in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i5-4690S has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i7-7700HQ has more threads.

Our database shows that the Core i5-4690S has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-7700HQ. Also, the Core i5-4690S has a slightly higher turbo speed.

A Core i7-7700HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-4690S CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Core i7-7700HQ over the Core i5-4690S.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Core i7-7700HQ and the Core i5-4690S, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

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. Indeed, the Core i7-7700HQ has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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