Intel i7-7700HQ vs i5-8300H – Laptop CPU Comparison and Benchmarks

Intel recently released their 8th generation Coffee Lake mobile CPUs for laptops, in this video I will compare the features and performance differences between the popular i7-7700H CPU and newer i5-8300H CPU to help you decide which CPU to buy in your next laptop. I’ve benchmarked both games and CPU intensive applications to show you the difference between them in the following:

Games Tested:
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
Shadow of War
Watch Dogs 2
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
Dota 2

Applications Tested:
Cinebench R15
7-Zip 18.05 (compression/decompression)
VeraCrypt 1.22 (AES encryption/decryption)
Handbrake 1.1.1 (transcode 4K to 1080p, and 1080p to 720p)
Geekbench 4.2.2
Corona 1.3

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Andrés Coronado says:

So…. I have a laptop with a 6th gen i7 (idk the specific model) but, is safe to say that if I buy something with an 8th gen i5, is actually going to perform noticeably better than my current-old i7?

Maxim Chernykh says:

Wow, love that 😀

エリック says:

Very interesting. Jarrod, do you know anything about nvidia Quadro graphics cards? I seem them in work station laptops. If you don’t game, could those laptops be an option? I noticed HP zbook G series use them and those laptops are completely upgradable. The Quadro p1000m and 3000m look good. I just can’t find much info on them.

Octo says:

What should i get for programming,
I7 8750h with gtx1050 8gb ram for €950 or i5 8300h with the same specs for €150 less

Дима Штефан says:

Guys, I need advice: i5-8300H with 1060 max-q or I7-7700HQ with 1060. Which config will get most FPS in games? (include undervolting/overclocking)

Jan Michael Villanueva says:

Hey men! What should i pick acer helios 300 with i7 7th gen or i5 with i5 8th gen? Help me bro!

Thế Đăng Dương says:

Great video. Btw, I think GTA V is more CPU demanding game and Dark Souls 3 seem to be favor single core performance. You might want to check them out as well.

nikhil hs says:

ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS-DS71 vs lenovo y720 review please

Phaethon says:

Damn..8300h with all core turbo at 3.9Ghz and 8Mb L3 cache?It’s like desktop i7 7700(4Ghz).Very powerful CPU!It can be paired with more better GPUs -1070 or 1080!

Altacal says:

Great Video! But my question is if I was to have a computer such as the Asus Tuf FX504 with the intel Core i5 8300h could I expect similar results to those shown in the video? It would be great if you respond and have a great day!

Shashank Bhardwaj says:

thanks it helped me alot….

Synonymous User says:

I use a core i5-6300HQ . RIP

Yevhen Kutishchev says:

That’s awesome and comprehensive review. Thanks man!

Michael Gusevsky says:


naved shah says:

Bro you are just amazing, keep doing hard work. I decided to get 7700hq but now I will definitely go for 8300h..
Thank you so much

Safeer Ali says:

Thankyou so much for this video bro, just the comparison i was looking for!

Kn0tn says:

hello, thanks for the video and if not hard, you can link to the laptop aliens

komalthecoolk says:

Awesome!! Now it’s time for 8300H vs 8550U 😀

Park Lee says:

I still wait for the Dell G7 i5 model up for sale on my region, which is cool has a finger reader… But man that will take like forever.

Rusher02 Gaming says:


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Serj Star says:

Yeah different laptop and solutions differ so much

Godfrey Almonia says:

Nice man.thsnks!

Thomas Jonker says:

I’ve been watching your videos for a while now and I must say they are very informative! I’m looking for a new laptop myself that has a good battery life so that I can take it to college and do some work on it without the battery running low too fast. However, I would love it to have some strong components as well which would make me able to do some basic video editing and play some games when I feel like it. What are the best recommendations you can give me for around €1000?

XxbeastZxX Bruhs says:

I like the i5 better

Techno Kreep says:

Yow plss MSI GP63 leopard 8re plss

Ralph Rabe says:


BlueFox says:

I think the substantial difference we see in fps is because of GPU lotteri, brand specific GPU clock, and thermal solutions between the two laptop, more than because of the 2 cpu’s in question. For this to be a more fair test, an external GPU via thunderbolt is required.

BlueFox says:

Oh and by the way, my laptop is running i7 7700hq with Dram frequency 2666, so it is not 8th gen. exclusive

Rusher02 Gaming says:

This hurts me 🙁 as I have a i7 7700hq and it’s now out performed by a i5. Nah I love it! It’s a sign technology is getting better. Over due benchmark but well done. Another epic video.


This guy is the best laptop reviewer I have ever seen.. great job GG

DUrac311 says:

What about temoeratures? From what i know the new cpus are runnig much hotter

alfa8fake2 says:

Finally, someone does a comparison.
I think your the first one to do an indebted comparison JT.

TCliner10 Hd says:

There is just one answer. i7 8750h ……. XD

Mr. Dynamite says:

Great video! I would prefer the i5-8300H as well!

jeff uz says:

Good vid

Will Cleaver says:

Cash or caché

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