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

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 %
18% slightly better overall score
27 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

50 %
4% slightly better gaming score
48 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

26 %
23% slightly better multitasking score
21 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

25 %
25% slightly better heavy workload score
20 %

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Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
11% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
8% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
45 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots


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

557th of 1,327
658th of 1,327


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


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-7700HQ vs Core i5-4690T specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-7700HQ performs better than the Core i5-4690T. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-4690T in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Core i7-7700HQ has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-7700HQ has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-4690T. Also, the Core i7-7700HQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). 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. Indeed, the Core i7-7700HQ has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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