CPU comparison through benchmarks

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Intel main point i7-8650U Intel main point i7-8550U
Intel main point i7 Family Intel main point i7
Intel main point i 8000U CPU group Intel core i 8000U
8 Generation 8
Kaby Lake U Refresh Architecture Kaby Lake U Refresh
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

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CPU Cores and also Base Frequency

4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
1.90 GHz Frequency 1.80 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
2.60 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 2.40 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No

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Internal Graphics

Intel UHD graphic 620 GPU Intel UHD graphic 620
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. Displays 3
24 Execution units 24
192 Shader 192
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

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Hardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

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Memory & PCIe

DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM Memory DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
L2 Cache
8.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 12

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Thermal Management

15 W TDP (PL1) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

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Technical details

14 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction collection (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
BGA 1356 Socket BGA 1356
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q3/2017 Release date Q3/2017
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