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Intel Core i3 8145U vs i3 7020U

We compared two 2-core laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Intel Core i3 8145U against the 2.3 GHz i3 7020U. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 7020U and 8145U
Advantages of Intel Core i3 8145U
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
  • 56% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 931 vs 595 points
  • Has 1 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer - released 5-months later
  • Around 3.4 GB/s (10%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i3 8145U and i3 7020U


Vendor Intel Intel
Released August 28, 2018 April 1, 2018
Launch price 281 USD 281 USD
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Whiskey Lake Kaby Lake
Model number i3-8145U i3-7020U
Socket BGA-1528 BGA-1356
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 620 HD Graphics 620


Cores 2 2
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 2.1 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.9 GHz -
Bus frequency 100 MHz -
Multiplier 21x 23x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s 4 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 3MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 15 W 15 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 Intel HD Graphics 620
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1000 MHz 1050 MHz
Shading Units 192 192
TMUs 24 24
ROPs 3 3
Execution Units 24 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 60 Hz 4096x2304 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133 DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 37.5 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i3 8145U official page Intel Core i3 7020U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 12
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i3 7020U or i3 8145U?