Average Bench: 56.5% (644th of 1439)

Based on 170,871 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 32%Average: 56.5% Great: 69%
Gaming 57%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-7300HQ averaged 43.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. Memory Latency 68.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 83.3Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7300HQ is 36.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-7300HQ performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 275Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 271Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 170,871 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.8 Memory 68.8 85.4
52.7 1-Core 83.3 95.8
88 2-Core 162 190
60.1% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
144 4-Core 254 334
166 8-Core 271 340
34.8% 263 Pts
Min Avg Max
177 64-Core 275 341
17% 275 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 184
68% 118 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 339
47% 346 Pts
64-Core 357
22% 357 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 178
68% 117 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 343
46% 344 Pts
64-Core 343
21% 343 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 88
2-Core 173
66% 113 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 351
46% 345 Pts
64-Core 341
21% 341 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 175
65% 113 Pts
4-Core 331
8-Core 254
41% 292 Pts
64-Core 320
20% 320 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 77.7
2-Core 148
59% 100 Pts
4-Core 282
8-Core 280
38% 281 Pts
64-Core 297
18% 297 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.8
1-Core 81.7
2-Core 168
61% 106 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 301
40% 299 Pts
64-Core 304
19% 304 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.1
1-Core 76.2
2-Core 148
61% 101 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 240
31% 235 Pts
64-Core 255
16% 255 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 79.2
2-Core 163
62% 107 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 311
31% 252 Pts
64-Core 271
17% 271 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.6
1-Core 26
2-Core 61.8
36% 52.1 Pts
4-Core 116
8-Core 134
16% 125 Pts
64-Core 168
10% 168 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 60%
Workstation 10%
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System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 16% - Very poor Total price: $171

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-7300HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi5-7300HQ
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.50 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.50 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Max TDP45 W


Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.00 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB


Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133, DDR3L-1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes


Package Size42mm x 28mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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23 months ago.

its been working completely fine for what i needed it for


1 month ago.

i have a notebook and i like this performance, is a good to play all most the games. But in some games your performance is not good, for example battlefiel 1


2 months ago.

decent for basic games and stuff


8 days ago.

I hate this cpu coz i also have gtx1060 6gb. Graphic card need much more than this


3 years ago.

rather poor performance as well as high power consumption, uses more power than an A4-5000 yet somehow performs slower than it, even though it's not clock-limited...


3 years ago.

I buy notebook with this CPU, and for my opinion it is have nice performance


2 years ago.

i can run my homework volder reali vast with tis cpu


2 years ago.

100% cpu every time, regret buying it every single day


1 month ago.

price is reasonable much powered


3 years ago.

I can do almost anything, just ideal for the gamer thats iniciating into this world


2 years ago.

Sooooo much better than the i5-7200U (I5 should always have 4 cores XD)


21 months ago.

very bad performace compared to intel 8th gen chips if it was not locked to 3.1Ghz it would perform well.


17 months ago.

Im just rating it because i have one XD


13 months ago.

superfast for not mutch money


3 years ago.



3 years ago.

Not bad, but there are several better ones.


3 years ago.

dont forget to put on high performance while benchmarking folks


5 years ago.

best buy for a laptop, performance


4 years ago.

A very respectable and capable mobile CPU. I have no complaints about it, it does what it's supposed to and only starts to struggle with really heavy loads. Obviously it's no Xeon, but it's pretty good for what it is. Most of the time it idles at around 45-55C in my Dell XPS 15 9560.


10 months ago.

Have this with a 1050 4gb laptop. Works really well and boosts well when plugged it giving a really balanced matchup of components. I game on my laptop when not at home and have played Fortnite with over 120fps Cyberpunk at 40-50 and Horizon Zero dawn at 60fps.


20 months ago.

Decent performance, very similar to the older desktop i5-6400 but scaled down to 45w since it's a mobile CPU. The 3.1Ghz all-core turbo may be it's weak spot, however, it's relatively good single core performance & IPC makes it still capable of handling (most) games. Overall desktop performance for browsing, media playback, etc, is perfectly fine. It appears to struggle more when paired with a mobile 1060 or higher, leaving the best choices for a laptop configuration being a 1050 / 1050 Ti. It's immediate successor, the i5-8300h, offers hyper-threading and a substantially higher turbo frequency, making it even better than the i7-7700hq from the same generation as this chip. The only way to justify getting a laptop with this cpu in 2022 would be if it's very cheap (used/refurbished), otherwise those interested in a more "long term" solution would be advised to opt for an 8th gen or newer mobile i5. It is now 5 years old, and for those who currently have one and are seeking to upgrade, newer 11th or 12th gen based machines will offer plentiful uplift for the money. Older parts like this are mainly just for those on a very tight budget, or only want a modest laptop that can be used as a HTPC/previous gen console alternative.

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