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

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.

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.

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