In our last comparison, we checked how Intel Core i7-8705G stacks up against Intel Core i7-8650U and the race was pretty tight. However, this time we return with another opponent for the i7-8705G which is part of the 7th gen Kaby Lake processors – the Intel Core i7-7700HQ.
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Starting off with Intel Core i7-8705G, the 8th gen chip is based on the Kaby Lake G architecture with a total of 4 cores and 8 threads. Built upon a 14 nm process, it runs at 3.10 GHz base frequency and can go up to 4.10 GHz turbo speed. Other specs worth mentioning include 8MB last level cache, a dual-channel memory controller supporting DDR3L-1600 or DDR4-2400 and a TDP of 65 W. The present integrated GPU here is AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) clocked at 931-1011 MHz.
Moving on to its rival, the Intel Core i7-7700HQ is part of the 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) and features a 4/8 – core/thread design. Moreover, the base frequencies go up to 2.80 GHz, while the turbo speed can reach up to 3.80 GHz. The specs sheet is complemented by support for dual-channel DDR4-2400/ LPDDR3-2133/ DDR3L-1600 memory, 6MB last level cache, 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, as well as TDP of 45W. When it comes to the iGPU, you are presented with Intel HD Graphics 630 clocked at 300-1150 MHz.
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
For the purposes of this comparison, we have decided to compare the performance of the two chips found in Dell XPS 15 9575 and MSI GS73 STEALTH PRO respectively. Looking at the charts above, Intel Core i7-8705G shows around 9% better performance when it comes to 3D rendering (tested with Cinebench 15). On top of that, the 8th gen chip surpasses its rival in our Photoshop benchmark test scoring 5% faster results.
To sum things up, based on the performance shown in our tests, the winner in today’s comparison quite surprisingly is the 8th gen Intel Core i7-8705G outperforming the 7th gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ in 2/2 benchmarks.