Intel announced its new generation of Kaby Lake processors about two months ago and the notebook market is now crawling with 7th Generation-powered notebooks so it’s about time to see how one the most used mobile processors from the Intel Core family has matured, the Core i5.
We saw a marginal performance increase from the Broadwell Core i5-5200U to Skylake Core i5-6200U and since the Kaby Lake Core i5-7200U is based on the same 14nm FinFET process and largely the same architecture, we will yet again see small performance gains and better power management. We are currently testing the new Lenovo Yoga 910 notebook, which features the Core i5-7200U so here’s a bit more about the CPU itself as well as some benchmarks.
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Intel Core i7-7200U
Intel’s Core i7-7200U is part of the 7th Generation Kaby Lake CPUs and it’s the direct successor of the Core i5-5200U (Broadwell) and Core i5-6200U (Skylake). It’s also based on the same architecture as the aforementioned chips with little differences that should bring a small performance increase and a bump in power consumption. However, the new CPU is clocked at 2.5 GHz and its Turbo Boost frequency is 3.1 GHz opposed to the 2.3 – 2.8 GHz clocks on the previous Core i5-6200U.
Anyway, we still have the 2/4 core/thread count, 3MB last level cache, and a TDP of 15W, which includes the iGPU and the dual-channel DDR4 memory controller. Speaking of the former, the chip integrates the newer generation Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics chip clocked at 300 – 1000 MHz.
|CPU/Benchmark||Cinebench 11.5 (Multi-core)||Cinebench 15 (Multi-core)||Novabench||Photoshop Speed test (CS6)||Fritz|
|Intel Core i5-7200U||3.65||309||484||17.75||6405|
|Intel Core i5-6200U||3.25||293||445||20.43||5562|