Intel Core i7-8550U vs AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS

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Intel Core i7-8550U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
Intel Core i7-8550U AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-8550U or AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-8550U has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i7-8550U was released in Q3/2017.

The AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS was released in Q1/2022.
Intel Core i7 Family AMD Ryzen 7
Intel Core i 8000U CPU group AMD Ryzen 6000H
8 Generation 5
Kaby Lake U Refresh Architecture Rembrandt (Zen 3+)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i7-8550U or AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

4 Cores 8
8 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.80 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.70 GHz
2.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.60 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-8550U or AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU AMD Radeon RX 680M
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 2.00 GHz
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) 2.40 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 9
14 nm Technology 6 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Execution units 12
192 Shader 768
16 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM Memory DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400
32 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
-- Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
No ECC No
L2 Cache 4.00 MB
8.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 4.0
12 PCIe lanes 12

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

15 W TDP (PL1) 35 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 54 W
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i7-8550U or AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

14 nm Technology 6 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
BGA 1356 Socket FP7
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2017 Release date Q1/2022
385 $ Release price --
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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
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1032 (69%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1497 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
4626 (36%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
12721 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
354 (61%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
582 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1211 (26%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
4735 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
806 (48%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1662 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2461 (25%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
9732 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
378 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
1666 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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 (12%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
AMD Radeon RX 680M @ 2.40 GHz
3686 (100%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
37 (20%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
189 (100%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
8579 (35%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
24849 (100%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
671.5 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



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
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
167 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
564 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4162 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
12116 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1.89 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
6.18 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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
Intel UHD Graphics 620 @ 1.15 GHz
43.3 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS
AMD Radeon RX 680M @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

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