In our previous comparison, the 8th gen Intel Core i3-8130U smashed its rival – the Intel Core i3-7130U when it comes to the results from our benchmark tests. Today we have chosen yet another 7th gen representative – Intel Core i7-7500U, as its new opponent.
Starting off with Intel Core i3-8130U, which is an 8th gen processor based on the Kaby Lake Refresh architecture and featuring a total of 2 cores and 4 threads. Manufactured through a 14 nm manufacturing process, the chip offers support for the HyperThreading technology. Moreover, the base frequency can reach up to 2.20 GHz, while the turbo speed goes up to 3.40 GHz. Other specifications include 4MB last level cache, a dual-channel memory controller supporting LPDDR3-2133 or DDR4-2400 and a relatively low TDP of 15W. As for the iGPU, the available graphics card here is Intel UHD Graphics 620 clocked at 300-1050 MHz.
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