After the launch of the new Eighth Generation Intel Kaby Lake laptop processors, it is not a bad thing to have a comparison that shows us the differences between the company’s new models. Today we’re testing the Intel Core i7-8650U and the Intel Core i7-8550U, what should be in our future laptop?
If we look at the specifications of these processors we find very similar data. Both processors are part of the eighth generation Kaby Lake R and are manufactured using the 14 nm process. Both have up to four cores and eight threads, with a 15W TDP and Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated graphics. If we keep reading the file, we find that they support dual-channel DDR4 RAM up to 2400 MHz and the instruction sets AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization and AES-NI.
The main difference of these processors is the speed, the Intel Core i7-8650U operates at a speed of 1.9 GHz while the Intel Core i7-8550U operates at 1.8 GHz; a very small difference that you see power when you look at their Turbo Boost speeds of 4.20 GHz for the 8650U and 4 GHz for the 8550U.
As for the Adobe Photoshop test, we found that the i7-8550U gets 10.01 points, while the i7-8650U gets a score, 0.8% better, of 8.74.
In gross yield, the results are quite striking, as the difference between one and the other is much greater. The i7-8650U wins again with 13897 points in the Fritz test, surpassing the i7-8550U by 3.1%.
We should not only look at the processor when buying a new laptop, both processors have very similar performance, when choosing which laptop to buy with these CPUs the best thing to do is to look at other specifications: battery, price, GPU performance, keyboard, screen, etc..