Are there any ultra-books coming or available with the i7-7660u?

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  1. jefflackey

    jefflackey Notebook Consultant

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    I've starting to think I may be able to get away with an i7-7660u instead of having to have a quad core in my next notebook. Are there any announcements or current ultra books (e.g. a Thinkpad Yoga 14 inch) with that processor?

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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Why the 7660U? It's the same as the 7500U but with the Iris Pro iGPU - it's still MUCH slower than a proper quad-core CPU and the iGPU is still vastly inferior to something like the 1050.
     
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    SkidrowSKT Notebook Deity

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    It's not the same. It has a higher TDP and MUCH HIGHER single core clock speeds. If only there were proper benchmarks, it's actually a very good CPU for somebody who's looking for good thermals and battery without having to compromise on clocks.

    EDIT: My bad, I've had a mix between this and the i7-7567U, which operates at 3.5Ghz
    https://ark.intel.com/products/97541/Intel-Core-i7-7567U-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-4_00-GHz

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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    IT depends on the BIOS as well - 7500U can be set to 25W making it identical in CPU-based tasks.
     
  5. SkidrowSKT

    SkidrowSKT Notebook Deity

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    Yes, but again, do check the 7567U I've linked above, it's very close to the i5-7300HQ and it operates at much lower temps!

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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    IN single and dual-core operation yes. But in 4-core workloads the 7300HQ is better while also using about 35-40W for the CPU.
     
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    SkidrowSKT Notebook Deity

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    Keep in mind the fact very few programs and games use all 4 cores at once in realistic loads. The 7567U makes a lot of sense if the intended use takes no more than 2 cores

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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Actually, most modern software uses 4-8 threads with ease. It's 2017, stop living in 2012 :)
     
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    It doesn't really matter if the workload is light as the OP suggests. There would be no advantage at all having a quad. If anything a ULV is far more suitable.
     
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    Which is why I suggested the cheaper 7500U...
     
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