The 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8650U laptop processor is very similar to its more popular i7-8550U sibling. Both are among the fastest laptop processors on the market. The main difference between these powerful quad-core chips is that the i7-8650U is slightly faster thanks to higher clock speeds of 1.9 GHz – 4.2 GHz as opposed to 1.8 GHz – 4 GHz. Also, the 8650U has Intel vPro built-in. vPro technology makes managing of PC systems in business environments easier and also provides enhanced security. It can be claimed that the i7-8650U is a business-class version of the i7-8550U, which is widely used in consumer laptops.
Intel Core i7-8650U CPU Benchmark
User Benchmark CPU tests confirm the Intel Core i7-8650U is among the fastest laptop CPUs, while maintaining relatively low power consumption of 15 Watts. For comparison, its result is very similar to result of the 35-Watt 7th Gen i7-7700HQ you can find in powerful, pricey, and hot-running gaming laptops. What’s also very noticeable is a huge lead of the i7-8650U over its 7th Gen i7-7560U 15-Watt dual-core precursor.
The Core i7-8650U features the Intel UHD 620 (review). It’s a basic integrated graphics solution.
Note: The benchmark scores of the listed processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the Intel Core i7-8650U and compared CPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, the benchmark results are good indicators of the processors' performance.