Intel Core i5-8350U 8th Gen Quad-Core Business Laptop CPU

The 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8350U is a powerful quad-core laptop processor. It is designed for use in business laptops, as opposed to its i5-8250U consumer-oriented sibling. The i5-8350U is slightly faster than the i5-8250U (1.7 GHz – 3.6 GHz vs 1.6 GHz – 3.4 GHz). In addition, the i5-8350U features Intel vPro technology, which improves system management and security. These are very important in business computing environments.

Intel Core i5-8350U CPU Benchmark

Intel Core i5-8350U 8th Gen Benchmark

Benchmarks of the i5-8350U show it is one the fastest laptop CPUs on the market, together with its vPro-equipped i7 counterpart – the i7-8650U. That’s exceptional, because the i5-8350U (like other U-series chips) consumes 15 Watts of power, as opposed to 35 Watts of Intel Core i HQ series with similar benchmark scores.

The Core i5-8350U features entry-level Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics (review).

Specifications of the Intel Core i5-8350U

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core i5-8350U:

Processor Name

Intel Core i5-8350U

CPU Family

8th Generation Intel Core "Kaby Lake R"

Number of Cores

Quad-core / 2 threads per core

CPU Clock Speed

1.7 GHz – 3.6 GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR3 (2133 MHz max. speed)

DDR4 (2400 MHz max. speed)

Integrated Graphics

Intel UHD 620

Power Consumption


Production Technology


Typical Use

Business laptops & 2-in-1 PCs


Intel HyperThreading

Intel QuickSync Video

Intel TurboBoost

Intel vPro

VT-d virtualization

VT-x virtualization

User Benchmark Average CPU Score


Year of Release


Written by Dan on April 24, 2018

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