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
Core i5
 
Intel Core i5
Achitecture 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
Maximum frequency
3.4 GHz
 
3.1 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
6 MB
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
123 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
n/d
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
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
n/d
 
SSE4.1 / 4.2, AVX 2.0
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Speed Shift
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
+
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

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
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

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

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1 GHz
Max video memory
n/d
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
n/d
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

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

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
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
n/d
 
N / A

Graphics API support

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

Peripherals

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

CPU benchmark performance comparison

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

Core i5-8250U 27.57 +65.8%
Core i5-7200U 16.63

3DMark06 CPU

Core i5-8250U 6302 +44.9%
Core i5-7200U 4348

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Core i5-8250U 5532 +11%
Core i5-7200U 4986

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Core i5-8250U 18051 +59.5%
Core i5-7200U 11315

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

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

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Core i5-8250U 6 +62.2%
Core i5-7200U 4

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

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

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Core i5-8250U 555 +69.7%
Core i5-7200U 327

wPrime 32

Core i5-8250U 8 +85%
Core i5-7200U 16

WinRAR 4.0

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

x264 encoding pass 1

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

x264 encoding pass 2

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

TrueCrypt AES

Core i5-8250U 4 +84.2%
Core i5-7200U 2

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Core i5-8250U 3196 +10%
Core i5-7200U 2905

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Core i5-8250U 12691 +95.9%
Core i5-7200U 6477

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

Core i5-8250U 4020 +10.7%
Core i5-7200U 3630

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

Core i5-8250U 12116 +78%
Core i5-7200U 6806

Passmark

Core i5-8250U 7660 +65.8%
Core i5-7200U 4621

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Core i3-530
Core i5-7200U
recommended Core i5-650
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Core i3-4340
Core i5-7200U
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Phenom X3 8650
Core i5-7200U
recommended Core i5-650
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Core 2 Quad Q6600
Core i5-7200U
recommended Core i5-3470
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Core i3-560
Core i5-7200U
recommended Core i5-2500K
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Pentium D 915
Core i5-7200U
recommended Core 2 Duo E6600
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Pentium D 915
Core i5-7200U
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Celeron 450
Core i5-7200U
recommended Pentium 4 630
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Celeron 2.20
Core i5-7200U
recommended Celeron D 352
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Pentium D 915
Core i5-7200U
recommended Pentium D 915

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8250U

65.8% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (21 August 2017 vs 30 August 2016)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4.2
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-7200U

Cheaper ($281 vs $297)
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
MPX
DisplayPort
HDMI

So, Core i5-8250U or Core i5-7200U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i5-8250U.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core i5-8250U and Core i5-7200U, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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