Intel Core i5-8250U vs Core i5-7200U

Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel Core i5-7200U

General info

Comparing Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
Intel Core i5
Architecture codename
Kaby Lake Refresh
 
Kaby Lake
Release date
21 August 2017
 
30 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$297
 
$281

Technical specs

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
2
Number of threads
8
 
4
Base frequency
1.6 GHz
 
no data
Maximum frequency
no data
 
3.1 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
128 KB
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
512 KB
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
123 mm2
 
no data
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FC-BGA1356
 
FCBGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
+
 
+
My WiFi
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Smart Response
+
 
+

Security technologies

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
 
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB/s
 
34.1 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U.
Max video memory
32 GB
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
no data
 
N/A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
12
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-8250U 7.58 +83.1%
i5-7200U 4.14

3DMark06 CPU

i5-8250U 6348 +46%
i5-7200U 4348

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i5-8250U 5533 +11%
i5-7200U 4986

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i5-8250U 17987 +59.1%
i5-7200U 11308

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i5-8250U 2 +12.3%
i5-7200U 1

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i5-8250U 6 +59.5%
i5-7200U 4

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i5-8250U 144 +12.5%
i5-7200U 128

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i5-8250U 564 +72.5%
i5-7200U 327

wPrime 32

i5-8250U 8 +92.8%
i5-7200U 16

WinRAR 4.0

i5-8250U 3991 +73.8%
i5-7200U 2296

x264 encoding pass 1

i5-8250U 138 +22.1%
i5-7200U 113

x264 encoding pass 2

i5-8250U 32 +45.5%
i5-7200U 22

TrueCrypt AES

i5-8250U 4 +100%
i5-7200U 2

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

i5-8250U 3242 +11.6%
i5-7200U 2906

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

i5-8250U 12742 +96.6%
i5-7200U 6481

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

i5-8250U 4029 +11%
i5-7200U 3630

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

i5-8250U 12131 +78.2%
i5-7200U 6806

Passmark

i5-8250U 6158 +83.1%
i5-7200U 3363

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8250U

83.1% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (21 August 2017 vs 30 August 2016)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-7200U

Cheaper ($281 vs $297)
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So, Core i5-8250U or Core i5-7200U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i5-8250U.
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