Intel Core i7-7600U vs Core i7-7500U

Intel Core i7-7600U
Intel Core i7-7500U

General info

Comparing Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Intel Core i7
Architecture codename
Kaby Lake
 
Kaby Lake
Release date
3 January 2017
 
30 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$393
 
$393

Technical specs

Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.9 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
4 MB
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U 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 i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U. 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
+
 
+
TSX
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
SIPP
+
 
-
Smart Response
+
 
+

Security technologies

Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U 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 i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
34.1 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1150 MHz)
 
Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1050 MHz)
Max video memory
32 GB
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
1.05 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U 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 i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
12
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-7600U 4.89 +7.9%
i7-7500U 4.53

3DMark06 CPU

i7-7600U 4721 +3.1%
i7-7500U 4579

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-7600U 6253 +10.7%
i7-7500U 5647

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-7600U 12482 +6.3%
i7-7500U 11746

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-7600U 2 +11.4%
i7-7500U 2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-7600U 4 +2.6%
i7-7500U 4

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i7-7600U 161 +11.8%
i7-7500U 144

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i7-7600U 344 +1.2%
i7-7500U 340

wPrime 32

i7-7600U 14 +2.2%
i7-7500U 14

WinRAR 4.0

i7-7600U 2686 +4.9%
i7-7500U 2561

x264 encoding pass 1

i7-7600U 121 +3.4%
i7-7500U 117

x264 encoding pass 2

i7-7600U 23 +4.5%
i7-7500U 22

TrueCrypt AES

i7-7600U 2 +14.3%
i7-7500U 2

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

i7-7600U 3693 +4.7%
i7-7500U 3526

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

i7-7600U 7749 +1.5%
i7-7500U 7635

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

i7-7600U 4272 +2.9%
i7-7500U 4151

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

i7-7600U 7978
i7-7500U 8070 +1.2%

Passmark

i7-7600U 3829 +7.9%
i7-7500U 3550

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7500U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-7600U

7.9% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (3 January 2017 vs 30 August 2016)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
SIPP

Advantages of Intel Core i7-7500U

We are unaware of any advantages of Intel Core i7-7500U over Intel Core i7-7600U.

So, Core i7-7600U or Core i7-7500U?

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