Intel Core i7-8650U vs Intel Core i7-8550U – benchmarks and performance comparison

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It is time to confront two members of the 8th Generation Kaby Lake Refresh. Without further ado, let’s see how Intel Core i7-8650U stacks up against Intel Core i7-8550U.

Specs overview

A quick run through the specs sheets of the two processors shows that the characteristics of both processors are very similar.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho 8th Generation Kaby Lake Refresh

Starting with the similarities – both chips are part of the new 8th Generation Kaby Lake Refresh and are built using the 14nm manufacturing process. They both come with a total of 4 cores and 8 threads retaining the so-called Hyper-Threading technology and feature the same 15W TDP. Furthermore, the processors support dual-channel DDR4 memory clocked at up to 2400MHz. Also, both of them support AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization and AES-NI instruction sets. Continuing with the similarities, the integrated GPU is the Intel UHD Graphics 620.

We noticed a difference, albeit minor when it comes to the speeds of the chips – the Intel Core i7-8650U runs at a slightly faster base frequency of 1.90 GHz versus 1.80 GHz and maximum clock speed of 4.20 GHz versus 4.0 GHz.

Intel Core i7-8650U – Specs Sheet

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Intel Core i7-8650U vs Intel Core i7-8550U

Ranking
Generation 8th Generation
Base CPU frequency 1.90 GHz
Number of cores 4
Instructions type 64 bits
TDP 15 W
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
Base GPU frequency 300 MHz
Max. operating temperature 100 °C
Memory channels 2
Released Q3 2017
Core / Architecture Kaby Lake Refresh
Max. CPU frequency 4.20 GHz
Logical Cores (Threads) 8
LL cache 8000 KB
Lithography 14 nm
Official website ark.intel.com
Max. GPU frequency 1150 MHz
Memory Type DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Max Memory 32 GB
Supported technologies Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
We’ve tested Intel Core i7-8650U on…
# Laptop Cinebench 11 Cinebench 15 Adobe Photoshop Fritz Price
1. Dell Latitude 15 5590 8.03 657 8.74 13897 N/A
Intel Core i7-8550U – Specs Sheet

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Intel Core i7-8650U vs Intel Core i7-8550U

Ranking 16
Generation 8th Generation
Base CPU frequency 1.80 GHz
Number of cores 4
Instructions type 64 bits
TDP 15 W
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
Base GPU frequency 300 MHz
Max. operating temperature 100 °C
Memory channels 2
Released Q3 2017
Core / Architecture Kaby Lake Refresh
Max. CPU frequency 4.0 GHz
Logical Cores (Threads) 8
LL cache 8192 KB
Lithography 14 nm
Official website ark.intel.com
Max. GPU frequency 1150 MHz
Memory Type DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Max Memory 32 GB
Supported technologies HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
We’ve tested Intel Core i7-8550U on…
Kết quả hình ảnh cho Intel Core i7-8650U vs Intel Core i7-8550U
# Laptop Cinebench 11 Cinebench 15 Adobe Photoshop Fritz Price
1. LaptopMedia KBL-R 5.40 488 10.5 9876 N/A
2. Dell Inspiron 7570 7.56 672 9.75 12765 N/A
3. Dell Inspiron 5570 7.29 640 9.95 12415 N/A
4. Dell Inspiron 7773 7.53 683 9.95 12939 $1323.98
5. Dell Inspiron 5770 7.22 635 9.96 12175 $998.77
6. Dell XPS 13 9360 6.12 544 10.47 10675 $1249.11
7. Acer Aspire 5 (A517-51G) 5.78 509 11.01 10128 N/A
8. Dell Inspiron 15 5579 7.45 643 10.01 12385 $1048.49
9. Dell Inspiron 5379 7.11 632 11.63 12192 $799.00
10. Lenovo ThinkPad E480 517 10.23 10321 N/A
11. ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461) 7.02 637 10.01 12182 $1295.00
12. Acer Swift 5 (SF514-52) 5.43 473 9.41 9087 N/A
13. ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 N705 7.46 686 10.35 13074 N/A
14. Acer Spin 5 (SP513-52) 5.81 508 11.20 7766 $899.99
15. Dell XPS 13 9370 8.03 718 8.81 13560 N/A
16. ASUS ZenBook UX430 7.26 651 8.95 10978 N/A
17. Lenovo V330 (15″) 6.39 579 9.58 11292 N/A
18. HP ProBook 450 G5 6.47 569 10.59 10845 N/A

Benchmarks

  • 3D Rendering – Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Intel Core i7-8650U – Dell Latitude 15 5590

PRICE : —

PERFORMANCE : 657

Intel Core i7-8550U – ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461)

PRICE : $1295

PERFORMANCE : 637 (-1.4%)

  • Adobe Photoshop – Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

Intel Core i7-8650U – Dell Latitude 15 5590

PRICE : —

PERFORMANCE : 8.74

Intel Core i7-8550U – ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461)

PRICE : $1295

PERFORMANCE : 10.01 (+0.8%)

  • Raw performance – Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Intel Core i7-8650U – Dell Latitude 15 5590

PRICE : —

PERFORMANCE : 13897

Intel Core i7-8550U – ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461)

PRICE : $1295

PERFORMANCE : 12182 (-3.1%)

As you can see from the charts above, 3D rendering (tested with Cinebench 15) benchmarks are nearly identical. However, the Intel Core i7-8550U performs around 16% better than its opponent in the Adobe Photoshop test, but it drags behind the Core i7-8650U with 14% when it comes to the raw synthetic benchmarks (tested with Fritz).

Conclusion

To sum things up, the two Intel processors we compared today deliver similar performance, therefore we suggest considering other criteria such as price, battery life, and GPU performance based on your priorities.

(laptopmedia.com, https://goo.gl/wKaaUY)

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