Intel Core i7-7500U 7th Gen Laptop CPU

Intel Core i7-7500U 7th Gen CPU

The Intel Core i7-7500U is the fastest dual-core processor in the 7th Generation Intel Core series. You can find it in mid-range and higher-end mainstream laptop PCs. As the main advantage over the very similar 6th Gen i7-6500U, the i7-7500U has higher clock speeds of 2.7 GHz and 3.5 GHz in normal and TurboBoost modes, respectively, up from 2.5 and 3.1 GHz. Also, Intel highlights further improvements of ultra high-definition 4K video playback of the 7th Gen chips.

Intel Core i7-7500U PassMark CPU Benchmark

7th Gen Intel Core i7-7500U Benchmark

As you can see in the chart above, only the quad-core Intel Core processors are faster than the dual-core i7-7500U. Still, the i7-7500U offers a great performance-per-Watt ratio. It consumes 15 Watts of power, whereas the slightly faster i5-5300HQ quad-core consumes 35W. Therefore, the i7-7500U is an ideal choice for advanced users who need extra computing power without sacrificing battery life. On the other hand, most of the home and office laptop users will find the cheper 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U and i5-7200U (review) completely sufficient for web surf, MS Office, media playback and other common tasks. For these day-to-day duties, the i7 chip doesn’t bring any significant improvement, while in more heavy scenarios like video transcoding, it can speed up operations.

The Intel Core i7-7500U features the Intel HD 620 integrated graphics. It’s suitable only for non-demanding games, but nevertheless it can play many of the popular game titles, as described in this review of the HD 620.

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Processor Name

Intel Core i7-7500U

CPU Family

7th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake”

Number of Cores


CPU Clock Speed

2.7-3.5 GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR3 1600MHz, DDR3 1866MHz, DDR4 2133MHz

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD 620

Power Consumption


Production Technology


Typical Use

Mainstream Laptops & 2-in-1 PCs


Intel HyperThreading, Intel QuickSync, Intel TurboBoost, VT-d Virtualization, VT-x Virtualization

PassMark CPU Test Score


1 review for Intel Core i7-7500U 7th Gen Laptop CPU

  1. robert cooper – December 8, 2017:

    Does this laptop come with an antivirus protection? Thank you,

  2. Catherine – October 12, 2017:

    will a laptop with this processor play hd videos from current smart phones (without stopping while the video is playing? I need to watch and annotate music student videos submitted to me

    • Danijel Z – October 12, 2017:

      Yes, the processor can play fluidly videos recorded with smartphones, including high-resolution videos like Full HD or Ultra HD. The only problem I experienced when playing very high resolution videos (UHD) on this type of processor was software related stuttering. In particular, with VLC media player program. Also missing video codecs software on your system can cause problems. But, the i7-7500U itself is more than capable of playing videos.

  3. 5 out of 5 – September 7, 2017:

    I bought and tested with my options and processors running over the net was great!!!!

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