Intel Core i3-8130U vs Intel Pentium Gold 4417U

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 Pentium Gold 4417U

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The Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4417U is a power efficient dual-core SoC for entry level laptops based on the Kaby Lake Refresh generation (not Coffee Lake). It was announced in February 2019 and integrates two "big" cores (similar to the Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs) clocked at 2.3 GHz (fixed, no Turbo Boost). The integrated graphics card is named Intel HD Graphics 610 and offers 12 EUs clocked at 300 - 950 MHz. The integrated memory controller supports slower memory speeds than the faster i3 and i5 models (DDR4-2133 / LPDDR3-1866 / DDR3L-1600) 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

With a fixed clock speed of 2.3 GHz, the dual core CPU is clearly slower than models with Turbo Boost and high clock speeds for single thread performance. The multi thread performance however is also limited due to the two cores. The faster Core i5-8250U offers four processor cores and  fast Turbo Boost speeds therefore offers a much better performance. Still, the Pentium 4417U offers enough performance for daily tasks and non demanding applications.

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 12.5 Watt at 800 MHz (cTDP-down) with a clearly reduced performance.

Intel Core i3-8130UIntel Pentium Gold 4417U
Intel Kaby Lake RefreshIntel Kaby Lake Refresh
Kaby Lake RefreshKaby Lake Refresh
: Kaby Lake Refresh Kaby Lake Refresh
Intel Core i7-8650U (compare)1900 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-8550U (compare)1800 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8350U (compare)1700 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8250U (compare)1600 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i3-8130U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U2300 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Core i7-8650U (compare)1900 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-8550U (compare)1800 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8350U (compare)1700 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8250U (compare)1600 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-8130U2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Pentium Gold 4417U2300 MHz2 / 42 MB
2200 - 3400 MHz2300 MHz
256 KB256 KB
1 MB1 MB
4 MB2 MB
2 / 42 / 4
15 15
14 14
BGA1356BGA1356
Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR3 Memory Controller, HyperThreadingDual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR3 Memory Controller, HyperThreading
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 610 (300 - 950 MHz)
Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8130UIntel Kaby Lake Refresh Pentium Gold 4417U
$161 U.S.

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
348 Points (68%)
203 Points (39%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
774 Points (11%)
472 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 320     avg: 333.3     median: 338 (8%)     max: 342 Points
228 Points (5%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 138     avg: 139     median: 139 (64%)     max: 140 Points
89 Points (41%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
3.8 Points (9%)
2.6 Points (6%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.6 Points (82%)
1.1 Points (54%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5419     avg: 5447.5     median: 5447 (56%)     max: 5476 Points
3570 Points (37%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 12142     avg: 12157     median: 12157 (19%)     max: 12172 Points
8012 Points (12%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
485.5 seconds (6%)
665.4 seconds (8%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
14.3 seconds (3%)
21.2 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
2168 KB/s (25%)
1792 KB/s (21%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
22.2 fps (12%)
15.5 fps (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
116.6 fps (43%)
81.1 fps (30%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (11%)
0.1 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (12%)
0.2 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
2 GB/s (10%)
1.4 GB/s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
4720 Points (32%)
3204 Points (21%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
11.1 Seconds (2%)
17.3 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
26.2 Seconds (1%)
39.1 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
661.2 Seconds (3%)
921.6 Seconds (4%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 4075     avg: 4183.3     median: 4126 (21%)     max: 4349 points
min: 2831     avg: 3010.5     median: 3010 (15%)     max: 3190 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 28577     avg: 28749     median: 28749 (18%)     max: 28921 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 27361     avg: 27521.5     median: 27521 (33%)     max: 27682 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 47727     avg: 48885.5     median: 48885 (57%)     max: 50044 Points
min: 29007     avg: 29032     median: 29032 (34%)     max: 29057 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3659     avg: 3800.3     median: 3797 (10%)     max: 3945 Points
min: 2590     avg: 2590.5     median: 2590 (7%)     max: 2591 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 5410     avg: 5508.5     median: 5508 (17%)     max: 5607 Points
min: 3635     avg: 3644     median: 3644 (11%)     max: 3653 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
6153 Points (50%)
6053 Points (49%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6309 Points (57%)
5722 Points (52%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
7456 Points (13%)
4999 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
7557 Points (13%)
5090 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
7131 Points (16%)
5280 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 6935     avg: 7168.5     median: 7168 (9%)     max: 7402 Points
4882 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3107     avg: 3288     median: 3288 (67%)     max: 3469 Points
2254 Points (46%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
7188 Points (19%)
5089 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3283 Points (67%)
2389 Points (49%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 4208     avg: 9944     median: 9944 (3%)     max: 15680 Points
19946 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 7123     avg: 8131.5     median: 8131 (27%)     max: 9140 Points
5029 Points (17%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3796     avg: 4154.5     median: 4154 (69%)     max: 4513 Points
2599 Points (43%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3919     avg: 4000.5     median: 4000 (63%)     max: 4082 Points
2695 Points (43%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 7470     avg: 7890.5     median: 7890 (14%)     max: 8311 Points
5248 Points (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1083     avg: 1442.4     median: 1374 (2%)     max: 1937 ms
2161.7 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 91     avg: 187     median: 187 (2%)     max: 282 ms
165.1 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 25180     avg: 27861.2     median: 27142 (52%)     max: 31980 Points
16702 Points (32%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-8130U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium Gold 4417U → 79%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)