Intel Core i7-8650U vs Core i5-8265U

Intel Core i7-8650U
Intel Core i5-8265U

General info

Comparing Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
8.40
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Intel Core i5
Architecture codename
Kaby Lake Refresh
 
Whiskey Lake-U
Release date
21 August 2017
 
21 August 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$409
 
$297
Price now
no data
 
$297

Technical specs

Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
256 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
1 MB
L3 cache
8 MB
 
6 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
123 mm2
 
123 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
72 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U 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
 
FCBGA1528
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U. 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
+
 
+
TSX
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
SIPP
+
 
-
Smart Response
+
 
+

Security technologies

Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
 
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
37.5 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U.
Integrated graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1150 MHz)
 
Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)
Max video memory
32 GB
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
+
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
1.1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U 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

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
12
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-8650U 8.38 +1%
i5-8265U 8.30

3DMark06 CPU

i7-8650U 6936 +9.8%
i5-8265U 6316

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-8650U 6629 +9%
i5-8265U 6082

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-8650U 18635
i5-8265U 19418 +4.2%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-8650U 2 +7.9%
i5-8265U 2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-8650U 7 +19.3%
i5-8265U 6

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i7-8650U 169 +7%
i5-8265U 158

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i7-8650U 605 +0.8%
i5-8265U 600

wPrime 32

i7-8650U 10 +10.9%
i5-8265U 11

WinRAR 4.0

i7-8650U 4319 +8.3%
i5-8265U 3988

x264 encoding pass 1

i7-8650U 170 +9%
i5-8265U 156

x264 encoding pass 2

i7-8650U 40 +2.6%
i5-8265U 39

TrueCrypt AES

i7-8650U 4
i5-8265U 4 +2.3%

Passmark

i7-8650U 6579 +0.9%
i5-8265U 6519

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-8650U and Core i5-8265U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-8650U

1% faster in synthetic tests
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
SIPP

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8265U

Much newer (21 August 2018 vs 21 August 2017)
Cheaper ($297 vs $409)

So, Core i7-8650U or Core i5-8265U?

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