The Core i7-7500U is part of the latest Intel Kaby Lake generation of CPUs built upon 14nm manufacturing process – or 14nm+ as the company markets – and should offer marginal performance gains over the Skylake generation while improving overall power efficiency. It’s a direct successor to the Core i7-6500U (Skylake) and Core i7-5500 (Broadwell) but opposed to previous architecture refreshes, the Kaby Lake Core i7-7500U is bringing much higher clock rates. Now the chip is clocked at 2.7 – 3.5 GHz (compared to the 2.5 – 3.1 GHz on the Skylake Core i7-6500U) and still adopting the 2/4 core/thread count using the HyperThreading technology with a maximum 4MB cache.
However, the Core i7-7500U’s TDP is still rated at 15W including the iGPU and dual-channel memory controller that supports DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866 and DDR3L-1600. And as far as the iGPU is concerned, it integrates a slightly improved Intel HD Graphics 620 clocked at 300 – 1050 MHz, which is slightly higher than the iGPU on the Core i5-7200U (300 – 1000 MHz).
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Intel Core i7-7500U - Specs Sheet
|Base CPU frequency||2.7 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Base GPU frequency||300 MHz|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Release date||30 August 2016|
|Core / Architecture||Kaby Lake|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.5 GHz|
|Logical Cores (Threads)||4|
|LL cache||4096 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1050 MHz|
|Memory Type||DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600|
|Max Memory||32 GB|
|Supported technologies||Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Intel® 64 Instruction Set 64-bit Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Idle States Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Thermal Monitoring Technologies Intel® Flex Memory Access Intel® Small Business Advantage Intel® Smart Response Technology Intel® My WiFi Technology Intel® AES New Instructions Secure Key Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX) Execute Disable Bit OS Guard|
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