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Intel Core i7-8557U vs Intel Core i5-8269U vs Intel Core i5-8259U

Intel Core i7-8557U

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The Intel Core i7-8557U is a quad-core SoC for notebooks based on the Coffee Lake architecture that was announced in the new entry level MacBook Pro 13 in mid 2019. Compared to its predecessor, the CPU is now a quad-core with Hyperthreading support for the execution of up to 8 threads simultaneously. The base frequency is only 1.7 GHz, but the Turbo goes all the way up to 4.5 GHz. It is also equipped with an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 GPU with 128 MB eDRAM, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR4) as well as VP9 and H.265 video decoding as well as encoding. The chip is still manufactured in a 14nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to slower Core i5 model with eDRAM and 15 Watts, the i5-8557U features 8 MB smart cache and the fastest clock of the Iris Plus GPU.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Kaby Lake, 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 up to 4.5 GHz, the Core i7-8557U should offer an excellent single thread performance. The multi core performance is greatly improved due to the two additional cores (compared to the predecessor) but may be limited by the 15 Watt TDP (especially for sustained workloads).

Graphics

The integrated Intel Iris Plus 645 Graphics is the GT3e model of the Coffee Lake GPU (Intel Gen. 9.5). It has 48 Execution Units running at 300-1150 MHz  and the performance is comparable to a GeForce 930M or 940MX thanks to fast eDRAM cache. However, there aren't any significant improvements compared to the old Iris Plus 650, so modern games can often not be played smoothly or only at the lowest or medium settings, respectively.

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, which improves the efficiency even further. Intel specifies the TDP with 15 Watts and therefore suited for thin and light laptops.

Intel Core i5-8269U

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The Intel Core i5-8269U is a quad-core SoC for notebooks based on the Coffee Lake architecture and was announced in April 2018. Compared to its predecessor Core i5-7287U, the CPU is now a quad-core with Hyperthreading support for the execution of up to 8 threads simultaneously. The base frequency is 2.6 GHz, but the Turbo goes all the way up to 4.2 GHz. It is also equipped with an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 GPU with 128 MB eDRAM, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR4) as well as VP9 and H.265 video decoding as well as encoding. The chip is still manufactured in a 14nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to faster Core i7 model with eDRAM and 28 Watts, the i5-8269U only features 6 MB smart cache and a slower clock of the Iris Plus GPU.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Kaby Lake, 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

Considering the clocks of the Core i5-8259U, its performance should be between above the 15W model Core i7-8650U. The i5-8269U should still be faster than the i7-8650U in practice thanks to the increased TDP, especially during sustained workloads.

Graphics

The integrated Intel Iris Plus 655 Graphics is the GT3e model of the Kaby Lake GPU (Intel Gen. 9.5). It has 48 Execution Units running at 300-1100 MHz and the performance is comparable to a GeForce 930M or 940MX thanks to fast eDRAM cache. However, there aren't any significant improvements compared to the old Iris Plus 650, so modern games can often not be played smoothly or only at the lowest or medium settings, respectively.

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, which improves the efficiency even further. Intel specifies the TDP with 28 Watts, which can be reduced to 23 Watts (cTDP Down) depending on the usage scenario. The TDP is pretty high compared to the common 15-Watt TDP for quad-core processors, but allows a better utilization of CPU and GPU Turbo.

Intel Core i5-8259U

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The Intel Core i5-8259U is a quad-core SoC for notebooks based on the Coffee Lake architecture and was announced in April 2018. Compared to its predecessor Core i5-7267U, the CPU is now a quad-core with Hyperthreading support for the execution of up to 8 threads simultaneously. The base frequency is 2.3 GHz, but the Turbo goes all the way up to 3.8 GHz. It is also equipped with an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 GPU with 128 MB eDRAM, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR4) as well as VP9 and H.265 video decoding as well as encoding. The chip is still manufactured in a 14nm process with FinFET transistors.

Compared to faster Core i5 and i7 models with eDRAM and 28 Watts, the i5-8259U only features 6 MB smart cache and the slowest clock of the Iris Plus GPU.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Kaby Lake, 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

Considering the clocks of the Core i5-8259U, its performance should be between the 15W models Core i5-8350U and Core i7-8550U. The i5-8259U should still be faster than the i7-8550U in practice thanks to the increased TDP, especially during sustained workloads.

Graphics

The integrated Intel Iris Plus 655 Graphics is the GT3e model of the Kaby Lake GPU (Intel Gen. 9.5). It has 48 Execution Units running at 300-1050 MHz (slowest clock of the 655, the fastest is 1200 MHz in combination with the i7-8559U) and the performance is comparable to a GeForce 930M or 940MX thanks to fast eDRAM cache. However, there aren't any significant improvements compared to the old Iris Plus 650, so modern games can often not be played smoothly or only at the lowest or medium settings, respectively.

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, which improves the efficiency even further. Intel specifies the TDP with 28 Watts, which can be reduced to 23 Watts (cTDP Down) depending on the usage scenario. The TDP is pretty high compared to the common 15-Watt TDP for quad-core processors, but allows a better utilization of CPU and GPU Turbo.

ModelIntel Core i7-8557UIntel Core i5-8269UIntel Core i5-8259U
SeriesIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-UCoffee Lake-UCoffee Lake-U
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-U
Intel Core i7-8559U2.7 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8557U « 1.7 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8269U2.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8279U2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8259U2.3 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8257U1.4 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-8109U3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8559U2.7 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8557U1.7 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8269U « 2.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8279U2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8259U2.3 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8257U1.4 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-8109U3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8559U2.7 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8557U1.7 - 4.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8269U2.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8279U2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8259U « 2.3 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8257U1.4 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-8109U3 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock1700 - 4500 MHz2600 - 4200 MHz2300 - 3800 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache8 MB6 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 84 / 8
TDP28 Watt28 Watt28 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1528FCBGA1528FCBGA1528
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE 4.2Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE 4.2Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE 4.2
iGPUIntel Iris Plus Graphics 645 (300 - 1150 MHz)Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 (300 - 1100 MHz)Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 (300 - 1050 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Coffee Lake i7-8557UIntel Coffee Lake i5-8269UIntel Coffee Lake i5-8259U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-8259U
32.6 pt (37%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 3592     avg: 3734     median: 3714 (6%)     max: 3917 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 973     avg: 981     median: 980 (43%)     max: 991 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 369     avg: 379.5     median: 381.5 (44%)     max: 386 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1385     avg: 1450     median: 1451.5 (6%)     max: 1512 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 575     avg: 620     median: 611.5 (6%)     max: 687 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 132     avg: 147.3     median: 151 (46%)     max: 154 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 17799     avg: 21188     median: 19407 (12%)     max: 28824 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3951     avg: 3988     median: 3981 (48%)     max: 4022 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
38.5 fps (14%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
162.3 fps (38%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 4.72     avg: 5.1     median: 5.4 (11%)     max: 5.42 fps
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 699     avg: 739     median: 755 (5%)     max: 769 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.738     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (17%)     max: 0.806 sec
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7105     avg: 8284     median: 8391 (23%)     max: 9276 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
47878 Points (31%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
47855 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 17718     avg: 33720     median: 33720 (28%)     max: 49722 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5946     avg: 6710     median: 6654 (17%)     max: 7927 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8348     avg: 9499     median: 8871 (16%)     max: 11006 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2752     avg: 3045     median: 3042 (15%)     max: 3302 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1079 Points (47%)
min: 951     avg: 968     median: 967.5 (42%)     max: 984 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
4119 Points (14%)
min: 3359     avg: 3483     median: 3483 (12%)     max: 3607 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 948     avg: 964     median: 963.5 (4%)     max: 979 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3335     avg: 3451     median: 3451 (11%)     max: 3567 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4200     avg: 4292     median: 4291.5 (44%)     max: 4383 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 13421     avg: 13691     median: 13691 (15%)     max: 13961 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1010     avg: 1046     median: 1039.5 (1%)     max: 1095 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 173.3     avg: 175.6     median: 176 (45%)     max: 177 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 36.1     avg: 43.2     median: 43.2 (7%)     max: 50.3 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 37.6     avg: 44.5     median: 44.5 (9%)     max: 51.3 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 12.4     avg: 13.9     median: 13.9 (16%)     max: 15.3 Points per Watt

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