The Core i7-7700HQ is Kaby Lake’s top-shelf direct successor of the Skylake Core i7-6700HQ offering slightly higher clock speeds on the almost identical architecture and TDP. While Intel markets Kaby Lake’s architecture as “14nm+”, the Core i7-7700HQ is still on the same 14nm node with the only significant update being in the iGPU department. That’s why the slightly altered clock speeds (2.8 – 3.8 GHz vs 2.6 – 3.5 GHz) bring not more than 10% increase in performance compared to the Core i7-6700HQ. We still have the supported Hyper-Threading technology with 4/8 – core/thread design, the same 45W TDP and 6MB cache.
However, the Kaby Lake generation boasts an updated video engine for the iGPU, although, its performance is just about the same. Branded as Intel HD Graphics 630, the GPU offers slightly higher clock speeds (350 – 1100 MHz vs 350 – 1050 MHz) compared to the Intel HD Graphics 530 and support for H265/HEVC Main10 profile at 10-bit color depth and the VP9 codec for full hardware acceleration. In addition, the HDCP 2.2 is also supported allowing Netflix’s 4K video streaming.
You can check out all available configurations with Intel Core i7-7700HQ and their prices here:
Intel Core i7-7700HQ - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Kaby Lake|
|Base CPU frequency||2.8 GHz|
|Number of cores||4|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 630|
|Base GPU frequency||300 MHz|
|Manufacturing process||14 nm|
|Max Memory||64 GB|
|Date of announcement||03 January 2017|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.8 GHz|
|LL cache||6144 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1150 MHz|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Memory Type||DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133, DDR3L-1600|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||GB/s|
|Supported technologies||Intel® Speed Shift Technology, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® vPro Technology, 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® Identity Protection Technology, 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|
Intel Core i7-7700HQ - benchmark tests
Results are from the Cinebench 11 test (higher the score, the better)
|In laptops with
price of ...
|Intel Core i7-6500U||3.5||-57.26%||Check price|
|Intel Core i7-6700HQ||7.49||-8.55%||Check price|
|Intel Core i7-7700HQ||8.19||Check price|
Results are from the NovaBench CPU test (higher the score, the better)
|In laptops with
price of ...
|Intel Core i7-6500U||470||-47.49%||Check price|
|Intel Core i7-6700HQ||830||-7.26%||Check price|
|Intel Core i7-7700HQ||895||Check price|