Intel Core i7-7500U
The Intel Core i7-7500U is a dual-core ultra low voltage processor that uses the Kaby Lake architecture. It runs at the base clock speed of 2.7 GHz but because of Turbo Boost technology the processing speed increases up to 3.5 GHz. Aside from Turbo Boost, this SOC also supports Hyper Threading technology to work with up to 4 threads at once.
The SoC (System on a Chip) is manufactured using 14 nm technology and includes a dual channel DDR4 memory controller and Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics card which is clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz. The exact performance of the HD Graphics 620 depends on various factors like L3 cache size, memory configuration (DDR3/DDR4) and maximum clock rate of the specific model but is very similar to the Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU. This indicates that only some less demanding recent games can run fluently in low detail settings. Moreover, in comparison to Skylake Core i7-6500U that runs at the base clock speed of 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz, the Core i7-7500U offers a 400 MHz improved clock speed.
Furthermore, this SOC has 128 kB level 1 cache, 512 kB level 2 cache and 4 MB level 3 cache. It has a thermal design power of about 15 watts and supports 64 bit technology and hardware virtualizations such as VT-x and VT-d.
The Intel Core i7-7500U has a PassMArk CPU mark of 5250 which is similar to the PassMark rating of Intel Core i7-2630QM clocked at 2.0 GHz with a PassMark score of 5549, Intel Core i7-2670QM clocked at 2.2 GHz with PassMark score of 5927 but much powerful than Intel Core i5-6200U clocked at 2.3 GHz with a PassMark score of 3981 and Intel Core i5-3230M clocked at 2.6 GHz with a score of 3924 but less powerful than Intel Core i7-7700HQ with Score of 8993.
|The higher the score the better the performance.|