Back when the first batch of Intel’s 8th generation CPUs released – the Kaby Lake-Refresh ULV chips – we were astonished by the performance that they can deliver us. The 15W Core i7-8550U could be directly compared to the previously most used high-end processor – the Core i7-7700HQ.
Now that we have compared the new Ryzen 7 2700U to the Core i7-8550U and saw that they are quite similar in terms of both specs and performance, it is only right to check out how AMD’s new Raven Ridge APU stacks against the number one choice for gaming notebooks – Core i7-7700HQ.
A quick run through the specs sheets of the two processors shows many similarities and two major differences.
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