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Intel Core i3-8130U

Intel i3-8130U

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.


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.


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.


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).

SeriesIntel Kaby Lake Refresh
CodenameKaby Lake Refresh

Series: Kaby Lake Refresh Kaby Lake Refresh

Intel Core i7-8650U compare1.9 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8550U compare1.8 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8350U compare1.7 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8250U compare1.6 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-8130U « 2.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U compare2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Clock Rate2200 - 3400 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR3 Memory Controller, HyperThreading
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date02/15/2018
Product Link (external)Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U


Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 320     avg: 333.3     median: 338 (3%)     max: 342 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 12142     avg: 12157     median: 12157 (9%)     max: 12172 points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 47727     avg: 48886     median: 48885.5 (41%)     max: 50044 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1084     avg: 1443     median: 1374.5 (2%)     max: 1937 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 91.3     avg: 187     median: 187 (2%)     max: 282.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 25180     avg: 27861     median: 27142.5 (25%)     max: 31980 Points
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