Intel Core i3-8130U vs Intel Core i3-7130U – benchmarks and performance comparison

Last time we checked how the 8th gen Intel Core i3-8130U stacks up against the 7th gen Intel Core i3-7130U and the results were unambiguous. As for today’s comparison, we have a new opponent to the 8th gen i3 processor – Intel Core i3-7130U.

Specs overview

For starters, Intel Core i3-8130U is an 8th gen processor based on the Kaby Lake Refresh architecture with a total of 2 cores and 4 threads. Built through a 14 nm manufacturing process, the chip boasts support for the HyperThreading technology. Furthermore, the base clock speed can reach up to 2.20 GHz, while the turbo speed goes up to 3.40 GHz. We should also mention the 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.

Now let’s take a look at its competitor – Intel Core i3-7130U. Part of the 7th generation Intel processors – Kaby Lake, the chip is manufactured through a 14nm FinFET technological process. It features 2 cores ticking at base clock speeds of 2.70 GHz. Core i3-7130U also supports the HyperThreading technology, thanks to which the processor can run up to 4 threads simultaneously. Other major specifications include 3 MB cache memory, dual-channel DDR4-2133 RAM, as well as a 15 W TDP. The integrated GPU here is once again Intel UHD Graphics 620 clocked at 300-1050 MHz.

You can check out the full specs of the Intel Core i3-8130U and the Intel Core i3-7130U.

Intel Core i3-8130U – Specs Sheet
Ranking 60
Generation Kaby Lake Refresh
Base CPU frequency 2.20 GHz
Number of cores 2
Instructions type 64 bits
TDP 10-15 W
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
Base GPU frequency 300.00 MHz
Max. operating temperature 100 °C
Memory channels 2
Released Q1 2018
Core / Architecture Kaby Lake Refresh
Max. CPU frequency 3.40 GHz
Logical Cores (Threads) 4
LL cache 4096.00 KB
Lithography 14.00 nm
Official website
Max. GPU frequency 1000 MHz
Memory Type
Max Memory
Supported technologies
Intel Core i3-7130U – Specs Sheet
Ranking 82
Generation Kaby Lake
Base CPU frequency 2.70 GHz
Number of cores 2
Instructions type 64 bits
TDP 15 W
Integrated GPU Intel HD Graphics 620
Base GPU frequency 300.00 MHz
Max. operating temperature 100 °C
Memory channels 2
Released Q3 2017
Core / Architecture Kaby Lake U
Max. CPU frequency 0.00 GHz
Logical Cores (Threads) 4
LL cache 3072.00 KB
Lithography 14.00 nm
Official website ark.intel.com
Max. GPU frequency 1000 MHz
Memory Type DDR4-2133
Max Memory 64 GB
Supported technologies HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI

Benchmarks

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

Intel Core i3-8130U – Acer Aspire 5

PERFORMANCE : 336.00

Intel Core i3-7130U – Acer Aspire E5 576G-36WC

PERFORMANCE : 288.00 (-3.3%)

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

Intel Core i3-8130U – Acer Aspire 5

PERFORMANCE : 15.50

Intel Core i3-7130U – Acer Aspire E5 576G-36WC

PERFORMANCE : 20.00 (+2.9%)

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

Intel Core i3-8130U – Acer Aspire 5

PERFORMANCE : 6676.00

Intel Core i3-7130U – Acer Aspire E5 576G-36WC

PERFORMANCE : 5596.00 (-2.0%)

For the purposes of this comparison, we have chosen to compare the performance of the two chips found in Acer Aspire 5 and Acer Aspire E5 576G-36WC respectively. Judging by the charts above, the results are once again eloquent – Intel Core i3-8130U outperforms its rival with around 17% when it comes to 3D rendering (tested with Cinebench 15). On top of that, it is 29% faster than Core i3-7130U in the Adobe Photoshop test and surpasses with 19% its opponent in our raw synthetic benchmarks (tested with Fritz).

Conclusion

In conclusion, we believe we have every right to pronounce Intel Core i3-8130U the winner in this battle given the results both processors score in our benchmarks.

(laptopmedia.com, http://bit.ly/2IO2tJg)

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