Intel Core i3-8145U 8th Gen Dual-Core Laptop CPU

The 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8145U is on the lower-end of the mid-range 8th Gen Intel Core U laptop processor series. As an updated version of the 8th Gen i3-8130U, the i3-8145U retains the same dual-core design as opposed to quad-core of the i5 and i7. The i3-8145U has a higher clock speed of 3.9 GHz versus 3.4 GHz, which is the only important difference between it and the i3-8130U.

Intel Core i3-8145U CPU Benchmark

Intel Core i3-8145U Benchmark

Benchmarks of the Intel Core i3-8145U show its noticeable but not big advantage over the i3-8130U. However, in the real world use the difference won’t be noticeable most of the time. Both processors can easily crunch the usual day-to-day tasks like like web browsing, work on Office documents, video playback, and similar. In more demanding tasks like video editing, advantage of the i3-8145U will be a bit more noticeable. But for these heavier tasks recommended are the quad-core i5 and i7.

The 8th Gen Intel Core U processor series, including the i3-8130U and i3-8145U feature the same integrated graphics processor – the Intel UHD 620. Besides light casual games, it can also support some more demanding titles but on low detail settings, as described in this review of the UHD 620.

Specifications of the Intel Core i3-8145U

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core i3-8145U:

Processor Name

Intel Core i3-8145U

CPU Family

8th Generation Intel Core "Whiskey Lake"

Number of Cores

Dual-core / 2 threads per core

CPU Clock Speed

2.1 – 3.9 GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR3 2133MHz
DDR4 2400MHz

Integrated Graphics

Intel UHD 620

Power Consumption


Production Technology


Typical Use

Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs


Intel HyperThreading
Intel QuickSync
Intel TurboBoost
VT-d virtualization
VT-x virtualization


Written by Dan Z on April 3, 2019

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