Intel Core i5-8250U vs Intel Core i7-4700MQ

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i7 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 %
42 %
2% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

20 %
21 %
5% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

19 %
20 %
5% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

34% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

2% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
2 GHz
50% significantly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
213% significantly lower TDP
47 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

33% slightly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
32 GiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1 MiB
300% significantly more L2 cache
0 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

6 MiB
6 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

705th of 1,337
688th of 1,337


The product line

8th Generation Core i5
4th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2017
May 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


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.


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