Intel Core i3-8130U vs Intel Core i5-8350U

Intel Core i3-8130U

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The Intel Core i3-8130U is a power efficient dual-core SoC for notebooks and Ultrabooks (most likely) based on the Kaby Lake Refresh generation (and not Coffee Lake). It was announced in February 2018. Compared to its direct predecessor, the Core i3-7130U, the 8130U offers Turbo Boost for an increased single thread performance. The GPU is now named Intel UHD Graphics 620 but otherwise identical to the Intel HD Graphics 620. The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2400 / LPDDR3-2133 and dual channel memory.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.

Performance

Clocked at 2.2 to 3.4 GHz, the Core i3-8130U offers a much better single core performance than the Core i3-7130U (2.7 GHz, no Turbo). Therefore, the overall performance should be comparable to the older Core i5-7260U (also 2.2 - 3.4 GHz). The Core i5-8250U offers four processor cores and therefore offers a much better multi-threaded performance.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Intel Gen 9.5) is untouched from the 8th Gen Kaby Lake chips. In the Core i3-8130U it is rather low clocked with 1 GHz compared to the 1.1 GHz in Core i7 models. With fast dual-channel memory it can reach the performance of a dedicated GeForce 920M.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby lake now also supports H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The dual-core Kaby Lake processors announced in January should also support HDCP 2.2.

Power Consumption

The chip is most likely manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors (14nm+), the same as the 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors. Intel still specifies the TDP with 15 Watts, which is typical for ULV chips. According to Intel it can be configured to 10 Watt at 800 MHz (cTDP-down).

Intel Core i5-8350U

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The Intel Core i5-8350U is a power efficient quad-core SoC for notebooks and Ultrabooks based on the Kaby Lake Refresh generation and was announced in August 2017. Contrary to its direct predecessor the Core i5-7300U, which were still dual-cores, the i7-8350U is equipped with four cores but at a lower base frequency of 1.7 GHz. The Turbo Boost can go up to 3,6 GHz and therefore also offer good short term single core speeds. The GPU is now named Intel UHD Graphics 620 but otherwise identical to the Intel HD Graphics 620. The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2400 / LPDDR3-2133 and dual channel memory.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.

Performance

According to Intel, the new quad core models are up to 40% faster than their dual core predecessors. Due to the reduced TDP and the same 14nm+ process, the long term performance and throttling behaviour will be interesting and depending on the laptop design. Therefore, the older 35 Watt quad-core models should be faster in applications that demand longer CPU loads.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Intel Gen 9.5) is untouched from the 8th Gen Kaby Lake chips. With fast dual-channel memory it can reach the performance of a dedicated GeForce 920M.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby lake now also supports H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The dual-core Kaby Lake processors announced in January should also support HDCP 2.2.

Power Consumption

The chip is manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors (14nm+), the same as the 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors. Intel still specifies the TDP with 15 Watts, which is typical for ULV chips. Depending on the usage scenario, the TDP can vary between 7.5 (cTDP Down) and 25 Watts.

Intel Core i3-8130UIntel Core i5-8350U
Intel Kaby Lake RefreshIntel Kaby Lake Refresh
Kaby Lake RefreshKaby Lake Refresh
: Kaby Lake Refresh Kaby Lake Refresh
Intel Core i7-8650U compare1.9 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-8550U compare1.8 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8350U1.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8250U compare1.6 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i3-8130U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U compare2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core i7-8650U compare1.9 - 4.2 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-8550U compare1.8 - 4 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-8350U1.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8250U compare1.6 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-8130U2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U compare2.3 GHz2 / 42 MB
2200 - 3400 MHz1700 - 3600 MHz
256 KB256 KB
1 MB1 MB
4 MB6 MB
2 / 44 / 8
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14 14
BGA1356BGA1356
Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR3 Memory Controller, HyperThreadingDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U
$297 U.S.

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
348 Points (54%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
774 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 320     avg: 333     median: 338 (8%)     max: 342 Points
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min: 346     avg: 548     median: 569 (13%)     max: 631 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 138     avg: 139     median: 139 (51%)     max: 140 Points
min: 128     avg: 147     median: 150.5 (55%)     max: 153 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3.8 Points (8%)
min: 5.48     avg: 6.3     median: 6 (12%)     max: 7.33 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.6 Points (52%)
min: 1.62     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (54%)     max: 1.71 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5419     avg: 5448     median: 5447.5 (49%)     max: 5476
min: 5152     avg: 5461     median: 5460.5 (49%)     max: 5769
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 12142     avg: 12157     median: 12157 (20%)     max: 12172
min: 16222     avg: 17931     median: 17931 (30%)     max: 19640
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
28684 Points (27%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
7593 Points (57%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
485 s (6%)
min: 305.731     avg: 330     median: 330.4 (4%)     max: 355.162 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
14.3 s (3%)
min: 7.517     avg: 9.7     median: 9.7 (2%)     max: 11.891 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2168 (14%)
min: 1960     avg: 2961     median: 2961 (19%)     max: 3962
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
22.2 fps (10%)
min: 34     avg: 37.3     median: 37.3 (17%)     max: 40.55 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
117 fps (35%)
min: 145     avg: 153     median: 152.8 (45%)     max: 160.67 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.363     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.456 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.623     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.754 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
2 GB/s (0%)
min: 3.7     avg: 4.1     median: 4.1 (0%)     max: 4.4 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
705 Seconds (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
4720 Points (26%)
min: 5852     avg: 6131     median: 5925 (33%)     max: 6617 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.1 s (2%)
min: 10     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (2%)     max: 11.883 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
26.2 s (1%)
min: 23     avg: 25.3     median: 25.3 (1%)     max: 27.616 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
661 s (3%)
min: 580     avg: 637     median: 637 (3%)     max: 693.93 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4075     avg: 4183     median: 4126 (18%)     max: 4349 Points
min: 4349     avg: 5995     median: 6092 (26%)     max: 7023 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 39950     avg: 43226     median: 43226 (28%)     max: 46502 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 38261     avg: 42913     median: 42913 (46%)     max: 47565 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 47727     avg: 48886     median: 48885.5 (51%)     max: 50044 Points
min: 51828     avg: 52962     median: 53024 (55%)     max: 54034 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3659     avg: 3800     median: 3797 (10%)     max: 3945 Points
min: 5408     avg: 6288     median: 6155 (16%)     max: 7190 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 5410     avg: 5509     median: 5508.5 (14%)     max: 5607 Points
min: 7603     avg: 8941     median: 8945.5 (23%)     max: 10362 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2484     avg: 2537     median: 2537 (18%)     max: 2590 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
6153 Points (50%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6309 Points (57%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
7456 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
7557 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
7131 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6935     avg: 7169     median: 7168.5 (13%)     max: 7402
12270 (22%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3107     avg: 3288     median: 3288 (68%)     max: 3469
3439 (71%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
7188 (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
3283 (67%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3796     avg: 4155     median: 4154.5 (64%)     max: 4513
min: 4160     avg: 4210     median: 4210 (65%)     max: 4260
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7123     avg: 8132     median: 8131.5 (20%)     max: 9140
min: 12679     avg: 12800     median: 12799.5 (31%)     max: 12920
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3919     avg: 4001     median: 4000.5 (55%)     max: 4082
min: 3646     avg: 4185     median: 4225 (58%)     max: 4685
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7470     avg: 7891     median: 7890.5 (12%)     max: 8311
min: 11004     avg: 13358     median: 13605 (22%)     max: 15464
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1083.5     avg: 1442     median: 1374.5 (2%)     max: 1937.2 ms
min: 1016.5     avg: 1193     median: 1215.7 (2%)     max: 1288.9 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 91.3     avg: 187     median: 187 (2%)     max: 282.7 ms
min: 78.9     avg: 161     median: 156.5 (2%)     max: 252.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 25180     avg: 27861     median: 27142.5 (44%)     max: 31980 Points
min: 28223     avg: 32497     median: 31171 (50%)     max: 38722 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
9887 Points (52%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
15717 Points (54%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
11958 Points (78%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
19602 Points (98%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-8130U → 100% n=31

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8350U → 134% n=31

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