Intel Core i7-7500U vs Core i3-8130U

General info

Comparing Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
6.98
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Intel Core i3
Architecture codename
Kaby Lake
 
Kaby Lake Refresh
Release date
30 August 2016
 
13 February 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$393
 
$281
Price now
no data
 
$281

Technical specs

Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Base frequency
no data
 
2.4 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.5 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
4 MB
 
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
no data
 
123 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
72 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCBGA1356
 
FCBGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
+
 
+
My WiFi
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Smart Response
+
 
+

Security technologies

Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
MPX
+
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB/s
 
37.5 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U.
Max video memory
32 GB
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
12
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.4

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-7500U 4.53
i3-8130U 4.75 +4.9%

3DMark06 CPU

i7-7500U 4579
i3-8130U 4720 +3.1%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-7500U 5647 +3.7%
i3-8130U 5448

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-7500U 11746
i3-8130U 12157 +3.5%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-7500U 1.66 +1.8%
i3-8130U 1.63

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-7500U 3.8
i3-8130U 3.8

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i7-7500U 144 +3.6%
i3-8130U 139

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i7-7500U 340 +0.6%
i3-8130U 338

wPrime 32

i7-7500U 14 +2.1%
i3-8130U 14.3

WinRAR 4.0

i7-7500U 2561 +18.1%
i3-8130U 2168

x264 encoding pass 1

i7-7500U 117 +0%
i3-8130U 117

x264 encoding pass 2

i7-7500U 22
i3-8130U 22 +0%

TrueCrypt AES

i7-7500U 2 +0%
i3-8130U 2

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

i7-7500U 3526 +7.2%
i3-8130U 3288

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

i7-7500U 7635 +6.5%
i3-8130U 7169

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

i7-7500U 4151
i3-8130U 4155 +0.1%

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

i7-7500U 8070
i3-8130U 8132 +0.8%

Passmark

i7-7500U 3617
i3-8130U 3794 +4.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-7500U and Core i3-8130U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-7500U

Higher maximum frequency (3500 vs 3400 MHz)
Higher base frequency (2700 vs 2400 MHz)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

Advantages of Intel Core i3-8130U

4.9% faster in synthetic tests
More powerful video core
Much newer (13 February 2018 vs 30 August 2016)
Cheaper ($281 vs $393)

So, Core i7-7500U or Core i3-8130U?

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