Intel Core i7-8650U vs Core i7-7700HQ

Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel Core i7-7700HQ

General info

Comparing Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Core i7
 
Intel Core i7
Achitecture codename
Kaby Lake Refresh
 
Kaby Lake
Release date
21 August 2017
 
3 January 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$409
 
$378

Technical specs

Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
3.8 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
256 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
1 MB
L3 cache
8 MB
 
6 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
123 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ 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
BGA1356
 
BGA
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
SSE4.1 / 4.2, AVX 2.0
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Speed Shift
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
+
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
34.1 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.1 GHz
Max video memory
n/d
 
64 GB
Quick Sync
n/d
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
Wireless Display (WiDi) support
n/d
 
+
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
n/d
 
N / A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.4

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Core i7-8650U 30.45 +0.4%
Core i7-7700HQ 30.34

3DMark06 CPU

Core i7-8650U 6936
Core i7-7700HQ 7686 +10.8%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Core i7-8650U 6629 +12.2%
Core i7-7700HQ 5910

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Core i7-8650U 18635
Core i7-7700HQ 22152 +18.9%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Core i7-8650U 2 +6.1%
Core i7-7700HQ 2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Core i7-8650U 7
Core i7-7700HQ 8 +19.1%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Core i7-8650U 169 +6.3%
Core i7-7700HQ 159

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Core i7-8650U 605
Core i7-7700HQ 734 +21.3%

wPrime 32

Core i7-8650U 10
Core i7-7700HQ 8 +32.5%

WinRAR 4.0

Core i7-8650U 4319
Core i7-7700HQ 4542 +5.2%

x264 encoding pass 1

Core i7-8650U 170 +1.2%
Core i7-7700HQ 168

x264 encoding pass 2

Core i7-8650U 40
Core i7-7700HQ 46 +15%

TrueCrypt AES

Core i7-8650U 4 +4.9%
Core i7-7700HQ 4

Passmark

Core i7-8650U 8870 +0.4%
Core i7-7700HQ 8837

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-8650U and Core i7-7700HQ are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-8650U

0.4% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (21 August 2017 vs 3 January 2017)
Less power hungry (15 vs 45 watts)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4.2
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Cheaper ($378 vs $409)
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
MPX
Identity Protection
DisplayPort
HDMI

So, Core i7-8650U or Core i7-7700HQ?

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