Intel Core i5-8350U vs Intel Pentium Gold 4417U

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 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 i5-8350UIntel 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 i5-8350U1700 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8250U (compare)1600 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-8130U (compare)2200 - 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 i5-8350U1700 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8250U (compare)1600 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-8130U (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Pentium Gold 4417U2300 MHz2 / 42 MB
1700 - 3600 MHz2300 MHz
256 KB256 KB
1 MB1 MB
6 MB2 MB
4 / 82 / 4
15 15
14 14
BGA1356BGA1356
Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR3 Memory Controller, HyperThreading
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 610 (300 - 950 MHz)
$297 U.S.$161 U.S.
Intel Kaby Lake Refresh Pentium Gold 4417U

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
203 Points (39%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
472 Points (5%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 332     avg: 536     median: 543 (12%)     max: 631 Points
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228 Points (5%)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 128     avg: 147     median: 150.5 (69%)     max: 153 Points
89 Points (41%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.48     avg: 6.3     median: 6 (15%)     max: 7.33 Points
2.6 Points (7%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.62     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (69%)     max: 1.71 Points
1.1 Points (44%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5152     avg: 5461     median: 5460.5 (56%)     max: 5769 Points
3570 Points (37%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 16222     avg: 17931     median: 17931 (30%)     max: 19640 Points
8012 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
28684 Points (38%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7593 Points (71%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 305.731     avg: 330     median: 330.4 (4%)     max: 355.162 seconds
665 seconds (8%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.517     avg: 9.7     median: 9.7 (2%)     max: 11.891 seconds
21.1 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 1960     avg: 2961     median: 2961 (35%)     max: 3962 KB/s
1792 KB/s (21%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34     avg: 37.3     median: 37.3 (24%)     max: 40.55 fps
15.5 fps (10%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 145     avg: 153     median: 152.8 (54%)     max: 160.67 fps
81.1 fps (29%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.363     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (22%)     max: 0.456 GB/s
0.1 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.623     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.754 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.7     avg: 4.1     median: 4.1 (21%)     max: 4.4 GB/s
1.4 GB/s (7%)
Blender 2.79 *
705 Seconds (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5852     avg: 6131     median: 5925 (40%)     max: 6617 Points
3204 Points (21%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (2%)     max: 11.883 Seconds
17.3 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 23     avg: 25.3     median: 25.3 (1%)     max: 27.616 Seconds
39.1 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 580     avg: 637     median: 637 (3%)     max: 693.93 Seconds
922 Seconds (4%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 4349     avg: 5995     median: 6092 (30%)     max: 7023 points
min: 2831     avg: 3011     median: 3010.5 (15%)     max: 3190 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 39950     avg: 43226     median: 43226 (28%)     max: 46502 Points
min: 28577     avg: 28749     median: 28749 (18%)     max: 28921 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 38261     avg: 42913     median: 42913 (51%)     max: 47565 Points
min: 27361     avg: 27522     median: 27521.5 (33%)     max: 27682 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 51828     avg: 52962     median: 53024 (61%)     max: 54034 Points
min: 29007     avg: 29032     median: 29032 (34%)     max: 29057 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5408     avg: 6288     median: 6155 (16%)     max: 7190 Points
min: 2590     avg: 2591     median: 2590.5 (7%)     max: 2591 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7603     avg: 8941     median: 8945.5 (30%)     max: 10362 Points
min: 3635     avg: 3644     median: 3644 (12%)     max: 3653 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
6053 Points (49%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
5722 Points (52%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
4999 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5090 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5280 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
12270 Points (22%)
4882 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3439 Points (71%)
2254 Points (47%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5089 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
2389 Points (49%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4160 Points (66%)
2599 Points (41%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
12679 Points (35%)
5029 Points (14%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3646     avg: 4185     median: 4225 (67%)     max: 4685 Points
2695 Points (43%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11004     avg: 13358     median: 13605 (24%)     max: 15464 Points
5248 Points (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1016.5     avg: 1188     median: 1222.8 (2%)     max: 1288.9 ms
2162 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 78.9     avg: 131     median: 88 (1%)     max: 224.9 ms
165 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 28223     avg: 32037     median: 30602 (58%)     max: 38722 Points
16702 Points (32%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
9887 Points (59%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
15717 Points (54%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
11958 Points (97%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
19602 Points (100%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8350U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium Gold 4417U → 69%

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