Average Bench: 56.5% (574th of 1369)

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 Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 83.3
1-Core 91.7
2-Core 162
67% 113 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 327
44% 327 Pts
64-Core 324
20% 324 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 92.3
2-Core 182
68% 118 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 337
45% 336 Pts
64-Core 338
21% 338 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 97
2-Core 190
71% 123 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 319
41% 311 Pts
64-Core 320
20% 320 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 90.3
2-Core 182
69% 119 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 304
37% 284 Pts
64-Core 287
18% 287 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 36.5
2-Core 77
46% 66.6 Pts
4-Core 133
8-Core 185
20% 159 Pts
64-Core 280
17% 280 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 134
56% 93.6 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 233
27% 208 Pts
64-Core 226
14% 226 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 55.8
1-Core 96.9
2-Core 174
60% 109 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 236
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 231
14% 231 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Memory 44.2
1-Core 86
2-Core 176
54% 102 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 283
33% 258 Pts
64-Core 292
18% 292 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,297,495 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-7300HQ Builds (Compare 4,351 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 60%
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $34

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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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8 months ago.

its been working completely fine for what i needed it for


1 day ago.

started givin bottlenecks too soon


3 days ago.

decent for basic games and stuff


10 months 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


22 days ago.

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


2 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...


2 years ago.

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


14 months ago.

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


19 months ago.

i can run my homework volder reali vast with tis cpu


2 years ago.

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


1 month ago.

price is reasonable much powered


20 months ago.

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


7 months ago.

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


2 months ago.

Im just rating it because i have one XD


4 years ago.

superfast for not mutch money


2 years ago.



2 years ago.

Not bad, but there are several better ones.


2 years ago.

dont forget to put on high performance while benchmarking folks


4 years ago.

best buy for a laptop, performance


3 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.


6 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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