Intel Core i7-8650U 8th Gen Higher-End Quad-Core CPU for Business Laptops
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.
Specifications of the Intel Core i7-8650U
Here are the most important specs of the Intel Core i7-8650U:
Intel Core i7-8650U
8th Generation Intel Core "Kaby Lake R"
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Quad-core / 2 computing threads per core
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1.9 GHz – 4.2 GHz
DDR3 (2133 MHz max. speed)
Intel UHD 620
Business laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
Intel HyperThreading (enables two computing threads per physical processor core)
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