Average Bench: 52.3% (658th of 1369)

Based on 42,414 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0000000000000000 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8650U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Poor: 27%Average: 52.3% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8650U averaged 47.7% 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 60.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 84Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8650U is 44.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8650U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 332Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 328Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,414 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.6 Memory 60.6 81.3
36.6 1-Core 84 116
68.9 2-Core 151 219
56.4% 98.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
110 4-Core 242 358
149 8-Core 328 474
36.1% 285 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 64-Core 332 469
20.5% 332 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 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 116
2-Core 219
76% 137 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 425
48% 375 Pts
64-Core 407
25% 407 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.7
1-Core 119
2-Core 222
76% 137 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 472
51% 405 Pts
64-Core 350
22% 350 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 74
1-Core 122
2-Core 204
76% 133 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 397
44% 347 Pts
64-Core 396
24% 396 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.1
1-Core 43.5
2-Core 99.2
45% 71.3 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 223
24% 192 Pts
64-Core 248
15% 248 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.1
1-Core 74.2
2-Core 121
50% 84.1 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 269
30% 235 Pts
64-Core 313
19% 313 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.8
1-Core 37.5
2-Core 131
41% 73.5 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 321
34% 272 Pts
64-Core 340
21% 340 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 1.26
1-Core 62.3
2-Core 127
29% 63.4 Pts
4-Core 207
8-Core 383
35% 295 Pts
64-Core 399
25% 399 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,261,237 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8650U Builds (Compare 2,443 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
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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8 days ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

it's intel. what do you expect


Poor

3 years ago.

Fewer power to get close performance on old desktop CPU.


Excellent

1 month ago.

My laptop has this processor, and paired with 32GB of RAM as well as a Teamgroup 1TB SSD, it's blazing fast for what I'm used to.


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