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.