Intel Core i7-7700HQ High-End Quad-Core Laptop Processor

Intel Core i7-7700HQ

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

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.

Specifications of the Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core i7-7700HQ. For specs comparison against other processors click on the "Compare Specs" button below.

Processor Name

Intel Core i7-7700HQ

CPU Family

7th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake”

Number of Cores

Quad-core / 2 threads per core

CPU Clock Speed


Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR3 1600MHz, DDR4 2133MHz, DDR4 2400MHz

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD 630

Power Consumption


Production Technology


Typical Use

Gaming & High-Performance Laptops


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

PassMark CPU Test Score


User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the Intel Core i7-7700HQ

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5.00 out of 5
(1 user review)

  1. Joe – March 18, 2018:

    Hello there!

    I have a question or two regarding this processor.
    I am a film enthusiast, not too much of a gamer, although I do play games from time to time with my son, however my main job is movie/film production.

    My question is: How suitable is a laptop with this processor for the mentioned task? Would you recommend this type of hardware for a movie production unit. I do not produce professional films (yet), but I work a lot with this type of projects.

    Thank you so much.

    • Danijel Z – March 18, 2018:

      I think i7-7700HQ is the best laptop processor for video editing at the time of this writing. Except a few even better i7 models like the 7820HK, which can be found in a few very expensive gaming laptops. Also, the i7-6700HQ is a previous-generation model, but with similar performance to the 7700HQ. However, Intel is expected to release soon the i7-8700HQ CPUs, which are expected to deliver a noticeable improvement over the 7700HQ, thanks to 6 CPU cores instead of 4 and other novelties. But on the other hand, it’s questionable whether the 8700HQ will have a great advantage over the 7700HQ during editing of your video files in your video editing program.

  2. 5 out of 5

    ola – February 5, 2018:

    I am so happy with my laptop’s performance

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