Intel Core i7 8650U vs i5 8350U

We compared two 4-core laptop CPUs: the 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7 8650U against the 1.7 GHz i5 8350U. 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
Multi-Core 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 8350U and 8650U
Advantages of Intel Core i7 8650U
  • Has 2048 KB larger L3 cache size
  • 17% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.2 GHz vs 3.6 GHz)


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 i7 8650U and i5 8350U


Vendor Intel Intel
Released August 21, 2017 August 21, 2017
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Model number i7-8650U i5-8350U
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 620 UHD Graphics 620


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 4
P-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (P) 1.9 GHz 1.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Total Cores 4 4
Total Threads 8 8
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 19x 17x
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 8MB (shared) 6MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No -


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
Socket BGA-1356 BGA-1356
TDP 15 W 15 W
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 Intel UHD Graphics 620
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1150 MHz 1100 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 DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Memory Size 32 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 37.5 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i7 8650U official page Intel Core i5 8350U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 12 12
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 8350U or i7 8650U?