Intel Core i5-8265U vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700U

Intel Core i5-8265U

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The Intel Core i5-8265U is a power efficient quad-core SoC for notebooks and Ultrabooks based on the Whiskey Lake generation and will probably be announced in August 2018. Compared to the similar named Kaby Lake-R processors (e.g. Core i5-8250U), the Whiskey Lake CPUs are now produced in a further improved 14nm process (14nm++) and offer higher clock speeds. The architecture and features are the same. The i5-8265U offers e.g. high Turbo clock speeds of 3,9 GHz (versus 3,4 GHz of the i5-8250U) for a single core (3.8 for two cores, 3.7 GHz for all four cores). The integrated GPU is still named Intel UHD Graphics 620 and the dual-channel memory controller still supports the same RAM speeds as Kaby-Lake-R (DDR4-2400 / LPDDR3-2133). Thermal Velocity Boost is not supported (only in the Core i7-8565U).

The Whiskey Lake SoCs are used with a new PCH produced in 14nm that supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) and CNVi WiFi/BT parts.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake and Kaby Lake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. That means Whiskey Lake is a Kaby Lake chip manufactured in the improved 14nm++ process.

Performance

The performance of the i5-8265U depends on the cooling solution of the laptop and the defined TDP limits for short and long term performance. We already saw big differences for Kaby Lake-R (e.g., i7-8550U benchmarks), especially for long term (sustained) performance. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how the additionalTurbo  clock speed can be made use of. For the Core i7, Intel estimates between 3-11% higher performance to the Kaby-Lake-R generation and that should be similar in the Core i5 (as long as the cooling is sufficient).

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 and Whiskey 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 a further improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors (14nm++), the same as the 8th Gen Coffee 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.

Warning: Above information is partly still based on rumors and leaks and may therefore change till release.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700U

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The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U is a mobile SoC that was announced in October 2017. It combines four Zen cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.2 - 3.8 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics card with 10 CUs (640 Shaders) clocked at up to 1300 MHz. The TDP can be configured by the laptop manufacturer between 12 to 25 Watt (15 Watt nominal) and therefore the APU is also suited for thin and light laptops. The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. More information on Raven Ridge can be found in our launch article.

The performance of the Zen CPU cores should be better than a high end Kaby-Lake-Refresh Quad-Core CPU (e.g. the Core i7-8650U) according to AMD. Therefore, the Ryzen 7 2700U is suited for all applications.

Intel Core i5-8265UAMD Ryzen 7 2700U
Intel Core i5AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)
Whiskey Lake-UZen
Series: Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) Zen
Intel Core i5-8365U compare1600 - 4100 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i5-8265U1600 - 3900 MHz4 / 86 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G compare3600 - 3900 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H compare3300 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
» AMD Ryzen 7 2700U2200 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U compare2200 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H compare3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G compare3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U compare2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U compare2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U compare2000 - 3400 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U compare2000 - 3400 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U compare2500 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U compare2500 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G compare2400 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon 300U compare2400 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e compare - 2800 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD 3020e compare1200 - 2600 MHz2 / 24 MB
AMD 3015e compare1200 - 2300 MHz2 / 44 MB
1600 - 3900 MHz2200 - 3800 MHz
256 KB384 KB
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6 MB4 MB
4 / 84 / 8
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14 14
BGA1528AM4
Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 ( - 1300 MHz)
4500

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
42 pt (47%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 325     avg: 389     median: 397 (67%)     max: 403 Points
min: 356     avg: 369     median: 368.5 (62%)     max: 381 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 972     avg: 1267     median: 1237 (12%)     max: 1564 Points
min: 1392     avg: 1448     median: 1448 (14%)     max: 1504 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 457     avg: 592     median: 601.5 (14%)     max: 750 Points
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min: 546     avg: 639     median: 640 (15%)     max: 719 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 111     avg: 155     median: 159 (69%)     max: 164 Points
min: 134     avg: 143     median: 144 (63%)     max: 150 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.22     avg: 6     median: 5.7 (13%)     max: 7.22 Points
min: 5.88     avg: 7     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.73     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (69%)     max: 1.88 Points
min: 1.58     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (64%)     max: 1.71 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5841     avg: 6044     median: 6082 (62%)     max: 6209 Points
min: 4379     avg: 4474     median: 4515 (46%)     max: 4527 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 16318     avg: 18952     median: 19418 (33%)     max: 22962 Points
min: 9812     avg: 13528     median: 13729 (23%)     max: 17043 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 18924     avg: 21959     median: 21775.5 (25%)     max: 25361 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 7705     avg: 7880     median: 7919 (74%)     max: 7975 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 371.408     avg: 402     median: 402.4 (5%)     max: 433.343 seconds
min: 268.14     avg: 269     median: 269.1 (3%)     max: 270.1 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 9.635     avg: 11     median: 11 (2%)     max: 12.41 seconds
min: 8.3     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (2%)     max: 8.8 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3215     avg: 4040     median: 3988 (41%)     max: 4916 KB/s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 13731     avg: 16206     median: 15999 (16%)     max: 18802 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 3780     avg: 4052     median: 4081 (27%)     max: 4195 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 31.9     avg: 37.2     median: 39.1 (23%)     max: 40.5 fps
36.4 fps (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 150.5     avg: 159     median: 156 (54%)     max: 169.47 fps
128 fps (44%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 3.38     avg: 4.2     median: 4.2 (15%)     max: 4.8 fps
01020Tooltip
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.427     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.464 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.708     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.789 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 4.1     avg: 4.3     median: 4.4 (0%)     max: 4.5 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 769     avg: 888     median: 868.8 (6%)     max: 1098 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
min: 0.72     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (16%)     max: 0.736 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 5637     avg: 6330     median: 6316 (42%)     max: 7439 Points
min: 5366     avg: 5838     median: 6072 (41%)     max: 6076 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 9.762     avg: 10     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10.321 Seconds
11.8 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 22.117     avg: 22.2     median: 22.2 (1%)     max: 22.432 Seconds
27.3 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 542.501     avg: 562     median: 552.1 (2%)     max: 590.085 Seconds
698 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 19828     avg: 20243     median: 20242.5 (28%)     max: 20657 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 4154     avg: 6319     median: 6222 (28%)     max: 8443 points
min: 3205     avg: 5286     median: 5347.5 (24%)     max: 6419 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 21036     avg: 38716     median: 38144 (25%)     max: 50513 Points
min: 33097     avg: 33808     median: 33808 (22%)     max: 34519 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 21037     avg: 37535     median: 36912 (44%)     max: 48588 Points
33326 Points (40%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 23095     avg: 49269     median: 52630 (61%)     max: 56737 Points
min: 27990     avg: 29580     median: 28723 (33%)     max: 32027 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3393     avg: 5794     median: 5651 (14%)     max: 8298 Points
min: 4058     avg: 5011     median: 5123.5 (13%)     max: 5925 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4640     avg: 7934     median: 8001 (25%)     max: 11278 Points
min: 6059     avg: 7829     median: 7794.5 (24%)     max: 9348 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 1837     avg: 2540     median: 2657 (19%)     max: 2931 Points
2750 Points (19%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 10592     avg: 10596     median: 10595.5 (85%)     max: 10599 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 8582     avg: 8660     median: 8660 (79%)     max: 8738 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 11914     avg: 12181     median: 12181 (24%)     max: 12448 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 12671     avg: 13099     median: 13099 (26%)     max: 13527 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 11598     avg: 11639     median: 11639 (30%)     max: 11680 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12198     avg: 13659     median: 14002 (25%)     max: 14499 Points
min: 10423     avg: 11434     median: 11433.5 (20%)     max: 12444 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3470     avg: 3669     median: 3678.5 (76%)     max: 3842 Points
min: 3136     avg: 3249     median: 3248.5 (67%)     max: 3361 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12221     avg: 13021     median: 13021 (20%)     max: 13821 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3805     avg: 3906     median: 3906 (79%)     max: 4007 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4229     avg: 4422     median: 4433 (70%)     max: 4605 Points
3331 Points (53%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 13168     avg: 13975     median: 14368 (35%)     max: 14390 Points
8210 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2106     avg: 4376     median: 4498.5 (71%)     max: 4830 Points
min: 3357     avg: 3487     median: 3495 (55%)     max: 3610 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 7144     avg: 13498     median: 13255.5 (23%)     max: 16249 Points
min: 5034     avg: 7595     median: 8582 (15%)     max: 9169 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 986     avg: 1013     median: 1010 (70%)     max: 1041 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2973     avg: 3343     median: 3285 (20%)     max: 3881 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1040     avg: 1043     median: 1043 (64%)     max: 1047 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3442     avg: 3564     median: 3568 (29%)     max: 3681 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 850.5     avg: 1141     median: 1194.2 (2%)     max: 1245 ms
min: 1231.2     avg: 1443     median: 1432.6 (2%)     max: 1686.3 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 83     avg: 93.5     median: 95.6 (1%)     max: 99.8 ms
217 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 12842     avg: 31246     median: 32120 (61%)     max: 35563 Points
min: 20231     avg: 25163     median: 26482 (51%)     max: 27727 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8265U → 100% n=32

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 2700U → 90% n=32

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