Intel Core i7-8650U vs. Intel Core i7-8550U

Intel Core i7-8650UIntel Core i7-8550U
1.90 GHzFrequency1.80 GHz
4.20 GHzTurbo (1 Core)4.00 GHz
2.60 GHzTurbo (All Cores)2.40 GHz
4Cores4
YesHyperthreadingYes
NoOverclocking ?No
8 MBCache8 MB
Intel UHD Graphics 620GPUIntel UHD Graphics 620
0.30 GHzGPU frequency0.30 GHz
1.15 GHzGPU (Turbo)1.15 GHz
10GPU Generation10
12.0DirectX Version12.0
3Max. displays3
24Execution units24
Decode/EncodeCodec h264Decode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec JPEGDecode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec h265 8bitDecode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec h265 10bitDecode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec VP8Decode/Encode
DecodeCodec VP9Decode
DecodeCodec VC-1Decode
Decode/EncodeCodec AVCDecode/Encode
Kaby Lake RefreshArchitectureKaby Lake Refresh
DDR4-2400 SO-DIMMMemoryDDR4-2400 SO-DIMM
2Memory channels2
NoECCNo
3.0PCIe version3.0
12PCIe lanes12
14 nmTechnology14 nm
BGA 1356SocketBGA 1356
15WTDP15W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q3/2017Release dateQ3/2017
ca. 400 $Market priceca. 385 $


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 i7-8650UIntel Core i7-8650U
4x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
365 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550UIntel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
354 (97%)



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 i7-8650UIntel Core i7-8650U
4x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1299 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550UIntel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1211 (93%)



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 i7-8650UIntel Core i7-8650U
4x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
175 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550UIntel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
167 (95%)



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 i7-8650UIntel Core i7-8650U
4x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
614 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550UIntel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
564 (92%)



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 i7-8650UIntel Core i7-8650U
4x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
9343 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550UIntel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
8579 (92%)



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 i7-8650UIntel Core i7-8650U
4x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
4371 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550UIntel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
4162 (95%)



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 i7-8650UIntel Core i7-8650U
4x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
13196 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550UIntel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
12116 (92%)



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 i7-8650UIntel Core i7-8650U
4x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1.98 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550UIntel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1.89 (95%)



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 i7-8650UIntel Core i7-8650U
4x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
6.73 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550UIntel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
6.18 (92%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU)

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 i7-8650UIntel Core i7-8650U
4x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
43.3 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550UIntel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
43.3 (100%)



Devices using this processor

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