Intel Core i5-8350U vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700U

Intel Core i5-8350U
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U

General info

Comparing Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.17
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Core i5
 
Ryzen 7
Achitecture codename
Kaby Lake Refresh
 
Zen
Release date
21 August 2017
 
10 January 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$297
 
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Price now
$297
 
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Technical specs

Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
2.2 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
384 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
2 MB
L3 cache
6 MB
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
123 mm2
 
246 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
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Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
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Transistor count
n/d
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U 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
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
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AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Speed Shift
+
 
n/d
My WiFi
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
TSX
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
SIPP
+
 
-
Smart Response
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
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OS Guard
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
 
DDR4
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U.
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
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Max video memory
32 GB
 
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Quick Sync
+
 
n/d
Clear Video
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
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eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
n/d
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
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Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
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OpenGL
4.4
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
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Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Core i5-8350U 25.50 +11.4%
Ryzen 7 2700U 22.89

3DMark06 CPU

Core i5-8350U 5925
Ryzen 7 2700U 6072 +2.5%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Core i5-8350U 5461 +21%
Ryzen 7 2700U 4515

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Core i5-8350U 17931 +30.6%
Ryzen 7 2700U 13729

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Core i5-8350U 2 +2.4%
Ryzen 7 2700U 2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Core i5-8350U 6
Ryzen 7 2700U 8 +25%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Core i5-8350U 151 +4.9%
Ryzen 7 2700U 144

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Core i5-8350U 543
Ryzen 7 2700U 640 +17.9%

wPrime 32

Core i5-8350U 10
Ryzen 7 2700U 9 +13.5%

x264 encoding pass 1

Core i5-8350U 153 +19.5%
Ryzen 7 2700U 128

x264 encoding pass 2

Core i5-8350U 37 +2.8%
Ryzen 7 2700U 36

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Core i5-8350U 3439 +5.8%
Ryzen 7 2700U 3249

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Core i5-8350U 12270 +7.3%
Ryzen 7 2700U 11434

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

Core i5-8350U 4160 +24.9%
Ryzen 7 2700U 3331

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

Core i5-8350U 12679 +54.4%
Ryzen 7 2700U 8210

Passmark

Core i5-8350U 8241 +11.4%
Ryzen 7 2700U 7395

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-8350U and Ryzen 7 2700U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8350U

11.4% faster in synthetic tests
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
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)
TSX
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
SIPP
Identity Protection
DisplayPort
HDMI

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 2700U

Somewhat newer (10 January 2018 vs 21 August 2017)
SSE 4.2
SSE4A
SSE4.1
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
AMD-V (Virtualization hardware acceleration used in AMD CPUs. Speeds up work with virtual machines)

So, Core i5-8350U or Ryzen 7 2700U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i5-8350U.
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