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

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:

Processor Name

Intel Core i7-7700HQ

CPU Family

7th Generation Intel Core "Kaby Lake"

Number of Cores

Quad-core / 2 computing threads per core

CPU Clock Speed


Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR3 (1600 MHz max. speed)
DDR4 (2400 MHz max. speed)

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD 630

Power Consumption

45 Watts

Production Technology


Typical Use

Gaming & high-performance laptops

Notable Technologies

Intel HyperThreading (enables two computing threads per physical processor core)
Intel QuickSync Video (speeds up conversion of video files)
Intel TurboBoost (dynamically boosts performance of cores, depending on power and thermal headroom)
VT-d virtualization
VT-x virtualization

User Benchmark Average CPU Score


Published on July 26, 2017

User Reviews and Q&A on the Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the processor. Thank you for your contribution.

Current rating: 5 out of 5 stars
  1. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Burton

    I make music on mine and the amount of things I have running at once is around 30 plug ins running, Keyboard thru use, N.I Maschine mk3 drum maschine thru usb ports, ipod in usb ports, studio mointor speakers, logitech pc speakers, cooling fan, audio interface, $400 Rode NT 1 studio microphone plus 2 DAWS running, video editing program to create youtube videos and up to 10 internet tabs open at the same time, movie playing on the dual screen and up until i installed auto tune pro i never even got a glitch even now with auto tune on its still great and this asus 17 ivey is 6 years old still going strong its a workhorse!! Will ALWAYS be intel i7 or higher and ALWAYS an Asus laptop for life!!! cant wait to upgrade tho for crazy power. I will stick with the i7 or higher and upgrade the ddr4 memory to 16 gigs and I should be set for the next decade

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  2. Joe

    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.

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    • Danijel Z

      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.

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    • 5 out of 5

      Sheen H.

      I am in film school and have been using multiple programs for editing and creation with Adobe. Everything has been smooth sailing.

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  3. 5 out of 5


    I am so happy with my laptop’s performance

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