Intel Core i5-8250U vs Intel Core i7-3610QM

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs Intel Core 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

25 %
26 %
4% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

41 %
17% slightly better gaming score
35 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

20 %
23 %
15% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

19 %
22 %
15% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,971
2,461
24% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

771
23% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
624

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
Identical
8

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
2 GHz
43% significantly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
3% slightly higher turbo speed
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
200% significantly lower TDP
45 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

12
16
33% slightly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
Identical
32 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

705th of 1,335
689th of 1,335

Family

The product line

8th Generation Core i5
Core

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2017
May 2012

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2400
DDR3-1333

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i5-8250U vs Core i7-3610QM specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-3610QM is faster than the Core i5-8250U. Despite this, the Core i5-8250U has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-3610QM has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-8250U. Despite this, the Core i5-8250U has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-8250U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-3610QM CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i5-8250U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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