[Exclusive] First Intel Core i7-7700HQ laptop benchmarks!


As soon as we revealed the new GTX 1050 Ti, we promised you that we’ll be the first to get our hands on another great hit. Well, it just happened. We have an Intel Core i7-7700HQ powered notebook in our office! This is the Kaby Lake successor of the super popular Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake) used in almost any high-end notebook on the market now.

The new i7-7700HQ has a 2.8 GHz base clock and 3.8 GHz Turbo Boost – the former is 200 MHz higher than the respective 6700HQ clock while the latter raises the bar even higher – 300 MHz more. Nevertheless, the TDP has remained the same – 45W.

Without further ado, let’s get straight to the benchmarks…

We can’t name the brand and the model of the Kaby Lake notebook we have but for the purpose of fair comparison with 6700HQ we took the results of HP Pavilion 15 Gaming which has similar form factor.

Update: We’ve updated the results with a final unit!

Cinebench 11Cinebench 15NovaBench 3 Fritz
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (HP Pavilion 15 Gaming)7.3966482612371
Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Acer Aspire VX5-591G)8.15 (+10%)690 (+10%)888 (+8%)13470 (+9%)

Stay tuned for more benchmark tests and comparisons!

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7 years ago

A bit disappointing. I hope we see better results in retail units.
Could you give us some single thread benchmarks?

7 years ago

What about the iGPU? Still 0.35GHz – 1.05GHz, or somehow faster/ more efficient?

7 years ago

Hi!! I know you may not be able to tell the specific model of the laptop, but maybe adding info about RAM (type, speed, size), storage device model, OS version, chipset used in each case and finally GPU model so as to see how fair the comparison is. Could you shed some light on those details? Ideally all of those components should be the same but as we’re talking about laptops I know that could prove hard to achieve and a difference in them could visibly affect some of the benchmarks. Thermal throttling of course can be added to influential… Read more »

Rossen Pandev
7 years ago
Reply to  Cris

Also, there’s the factor with pre-production samples, which often show significant deviation from the final units.

7 years ago
Reply to  Cris

I also find it hard to believe. Considering that the IPC stays the same, the performance improvement should be at least around 7/8%. Even with some minor architecture improvements I can see it reaching close to 10% if there is no thermal throttling.

7 years ago

Ah… so we finally know the clockspeed of the 6700HQ’s successor.. was hoping for 300-400MHZ boost base clock .. 2.9 to 3GHZ but I can expect much from Intel these days. Intel’s processor spec finder still doesn’t show any laptop CPUs except the low powered ones. Thanks for revealing the clockspeed.
Wonder how fast the extreme mobile CPUs will be. Maybe 3GHZ/4.1GHZ if lucky.

6-core laptop chips ought to come out by sometime in 2018. But per core performance is most important to me, but there’s not a lot of hope in that.

Nathan Brown
7 years ago

Just wondering, does the Laptop have a dGPU. What is the likelihood a £500-900 laptop with Kaby Lake HQ (without Pascal) coming out. (Cause a pascal laptop is estimated £900+). I want to use Dells Price Match to get the XPS 15 9560 for a lower price. The GPU would not matter to me, as I can use Thunderbolt for eGPU.