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).

Note: Performance and benchmark scores of the Intel Core i5-8350U may vary depending on the notebook's other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, benchmark results are good indicators of its performance in comparison to other chips.

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 computing threads per core
CPU Clock Speed 1.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
Cache Size 6MB
Memory Support DDR3 (2133 MHz max. speed)

DDR4 (2400 MHz max. speed)
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD 620
Power Consumption 15W
Production Technology 14-nanometer
Typical Use Business laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
Notable Technologies Intel HyperThreading (enables two computing threads per physical processor core)

Intel QuickSync Video (speeds up conversion of video files)

Intel TurboBoost (dynamically boosts performance of cores, depending on power and thermal headroom)

Intel vPro

VT-d virtualization

VT-x virtualization
User Benchmark Average CPU Score 72.1
Year of Release 2017

Written by Dan on April 24, 2018

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