Average Bench: 54.5% (229th of 1182)

Based on 14,865 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0000000000000000 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8650U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Poor: 29%Average: 54.5% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8650U averaged 45.5% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 101Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 190Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8650U is 45%. 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 Mixed Speed 414Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 419Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,865 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.1 1-Core 101 127
98.5 2-Core 190 248
68.9% 145 Pts
Min Avg Max
163 4-Core 309 430
235 8-Core 419 591
47.5% 364 Pts
Min Avg Max
244 64-Core 414 569
27.8% 414 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 127
2-Core 255
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 574
68% 513 Pts
64-Core 544
36% 544 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.5
2-Core 210
68% 149 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 491
57% 434 Pts
64-Core 476
32% 476 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 193
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 311
8-Core 455
49% 383 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 189
71% 148 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 398
44% 342 Pts
64-Core 401
27% 401 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz
1-Core 46.7
2-Core 78.1
30% 62.4 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 247
26% 205 Pts
64-Core 265
18% 265 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,348,195 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8650U Builds (Compare 6,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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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

2 months ago.

Fewer power to get close performance on old desktop CPU.


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