Intel Core i7-7700HQ High-End Quad-Core Laptop Processor
The Intel Core i7-7700HQ is one of the fastest laptop processors (CPUs). It belongs to the 7th Generation Intel Core CPU family and can be found in many gaming and high-performance notebooks from 2017. A typical i7-7700HQ-equipped laptop has a 15.6″ or larger display, a dedicated high-performance video card for gaming and and other graphics rendering purposes, and a robust cooling system for handling heat of the powerful and generally hot-running components.
In comparison to the previous-generation Core i7-6700HQ, the i7-7700HQ provides higher operational speeds of 2.8 to 3.8 GHz, depending on usage, as opposed to 2.6-to-3.5 GHz. They both feature four computing cores, whereas the more common mainstream laptop chips feature two. That’s the main reason why the i7-7700HQ and other quad-core i7s can achieve far better benchmark results than the more widely used dual-core i7 and other mainstream CPUs. However, in many ordinary computing scenarios which don’t require a powerful processor, the difference between dual and quad core parts isn’t significant performance-wise. It’s more noticeable in highly-demanding tasks like media production and hard-core gaming. On the negative side, the i7-7700HQ and similar CPUs have power consumption rated at 45 Watts, while the corresponding dual-core i7-7500U and similar consume only 15 W, generate significantly less heat, and are therefore suitable for thinner notebooks with longer battery lives.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ Benchmark
As you can see, the i7-7700HQ is near the top on the laptop CPU benchmark list. It’s very close to the enthusiast-oriented and overclockable, but rarely used, i7 HK series.
Note: The benchmark scores of the listed processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the Intel Core i7-7700HQ and compared CPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, the benchmark results are good indicators of the processors' performance.
Specifications of the Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Here are the most important specs of the Intel Core i7-7700HQ:
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
7th Generation Intel Core "Kaby Lake"
|Number of Cores||
Quad-core / 2 computing threads per core
|CPU Clock Speed||
DDR3 (1600 MHz max. speed)
Intel HD 630
Gaming & high-performance laptops
Intel HyperThreading (enables two computing threads per physical processor core)
|User Benchmark Average CPU Score||
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