Core i5-8250U vs Core i7-4700MQ comparison
In our benchmarks, the Core i7-4700MQ beats the Core i5-8250U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-8250U in all gaming tests too.
Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-4700MQ has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-8250U. Furthermore, both these CPUs have identical turbo speeds. A Core i5-8250U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-4700MQ CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Core i5-8250U has more L2 cache than the Core i7-4700MQ. However, both these chips have the same amount of L3 cache.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i5-8250U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.