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

Intel Core i7-8650U 8th Gen 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.

Specifications of the Intel Core i7-8650U

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core i7-8650U:

Processor Name

Intel Core i7-8650U

CPU Family

8th Generation Intel Core "Kaby Lake R"

Number of Cores

Quad-core / 2 threads per core

CPU Clock Speed

1.9 GHz – 4.2 GHz

Cache Size

8MB

Memory Support

DDR3 2133MHz
DDR4 2400MHz

Integrated Graphics

Intel UHD 620

Power Consumption

15W

Production Technology

14-nanometer

Typical Use

Business Laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

Technologies

Intel HyperThreading
Intel QuickSync
Intel TurboBoost
Intel vPro
VT-d Virtualization
VT-x Virtualization

User Benchmark Average CPU Score

69.1

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Written by on April 23, 2018

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