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Intel Core i5 8250U vs i3 7020U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 8250U with 4-cores against the 2.3 GHz i3 7020U with 2-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
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 8250U
Advantages of Intel Core i5 8250U
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Has 3 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 46% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 867 vs 595 points
  • Around 3.4 GB/s (10%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of Intel Core i3 7020U
  • Newer - released 8-months later

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
1963
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
6008
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
2736

Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 8250U and i3 7020U

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released August 21, 2017 April 1, 2018
Launch price 297 USD 281 USD
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Kaby Lake R Kaby Lake
Model number i5-8250U i3-7020U
Socket BGA-1356 BGA-1356
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 620 HD Graphics 620

Performance

Cores 4 2
Threads 8 4
Base Frequency 1.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.4 GHz -
Bus frequency 100 MHz -
Multiplier 16x 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 6MB (shared) 3MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

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

iGPU

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
iGPU FLOPS
0.38 TFLOPS
0.4 TFLOPS

Memory support

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

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 8250U official page Intel Core i3 7020U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 12 12
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i3 7020U or i5 8250U?