Average Bench: 52.3% (734th of 1445)

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 BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.6
1-Core 107
2-Core 214
75% 134 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 507
60% 461 Pts
64-Core 499
31% 499 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 114
2-Core 217
75% 135 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 483
53% 421 Pts
64-Core 496
31% 496 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.9
1-Core 78.8
2-Core 169
62% 108 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 330
45% 334 Pts
64-Core 333
21% 333 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.9
1-Core 93.3
2-Core 163
66% 112 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 353
39% 308 Pts
64-Core 329
20% 329 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 65
1-Core 109
2-Core 206
70% 127 Pts
4-Core 329
8-Core 461
50% 395 Pts
64-Core 393
24% 393 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 70
1-Core 65
2-Core 160
56% 98.3 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 282
32% 251 Pts
64-Core 302
19% 302 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 52.6
2-Core 147
52% 90.4 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 252
29% 226 Pts
64-Core 261
16% 261 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.2
1-Core 83.3
2-Core 132
55% 93.1 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 160
23% 172 Pts
64-Core 222
14% 222 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 43
1-Core 71
2-Core 148
47% 87.4 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 242
30% 229 Pts
64-Core 247
15% 247 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,964,566 CPUs tested

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Gaming
Gaming 9%
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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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Poor

3 years ago.

it's intel. what do you expect


Poor

4 years ago.

Fewer power to get close performance on old desktop CPU.


Excellent

19 months 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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