Note: The information shown below is based on a pre-sample. Technical details or benchmark results may be different in the final version of this processor.

Intel Core i7-8550U vs. Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-8550U CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
Intel Core i7-8550U Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
1.80 GHz Frequency 1.80 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 3.15 GHz
2.40 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 3.15 GHz
4 Cores 8
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 690
0.30 GHz GPU frequency
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo)
9.5 GPU Generation 6
14 nm Technology 7 nm
12 DirectX Version 12.0
3 Max. displays 0
24 Execution units
192 Shader
64 GB Max. GPU Memory
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode
Kaby Lake Refresh Architecture Kryo 495 Gold/Silver
DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM Memory LPDDR4X-2133
2 Memory channels 8
32 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
No ECC No
L2 Cache
8.00 MB L3 Cache
3.0 PCIe version
12 PCIe lanes
14 nm Technology 7 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
BGA 1356 Socket N/A
15W TDP (PL1)
Yes AES-NI Yes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization None
Q3/2017 Release date 2020
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
979 (100%)
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Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
3111 (100%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon



Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
354 (100%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1211 (100%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
167 (100%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
564 (100%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
806 (100%)
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Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
793 (98%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
2461 (81%)
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Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
3053 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
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Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
Qualcomm Adreno 690 @ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
671.5 (100%)
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Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
4162 (100%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
12116 (100%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1.89 (100%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
6.18 (100%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
43.3 (100%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
8579 (100%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
8x 1.80 GHz (3.15 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon



Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i7-8550U Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ2
Unknown Microsoft Surface Pro X

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