Average Bench: 62.7% (446th of 1293)

Based on 30,312 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0000000000000000 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8650U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 62.7% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8650U averaged 37.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 71.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.7Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8650U is 30.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8650U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 401Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 406Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,312 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.7 Memory 71.6 87.6
47.9 1-Core 98.7 127
90.9 2-Core 183 245
68.6% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
149 4-Core 295 407
218 8-Core 406 539
45.7% 351 Pts
Min Avg Max
234 64-Core 401 526
26.9% 401 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 129
2-Core 255
86% 153 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 627
69% 535 Pts
64-Core 649
44% 649 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 110
2-Core 214
79% 136 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 566
60% 470 Pts
64-Core 559
38% 559 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.1
1-Core 124
2-Core 236
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 514
59% 449 Pts
64-Core 516
35% 516 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.9
1-Core 115
2-Core 193
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 477
54% 416 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.7
1-Core 120
2-Core 228
76% 137 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 529
56% 438 Pts
64-Core 522
35% 522 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 85.4
2-Core 126
61% 96.2 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 343
35% 275 Pts
64-Core 368
25% 368 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.5
1-Core 60.6
2-Core 133
49% 83.6 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 331
36% 280 Pts
64-Core 322
22% 322 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,694,878 CPUs tested.

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Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-8650U Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake R
Launch DateQ3'17
Processor Numberi7-8650U
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$409.00
Clock Speed1.90 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.20 GHz
Bus Speed4 GT/s OPI
Max TDP15 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 620
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory32 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes

Package

Package Size42mm X 24mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFC-BGA1356

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

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1 month ago.

self throttles way too often. 700-900 Mhz range at times.


Poor

4 months ago.

it's intel. what do you expect


Poor

16 months ago.

Fewer power to get close performance on old desktop CPU.


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