Intel Core i7-8550U

Intel Core i7-8550U Benchmark

Intel Core i7-8550U Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GHz 4 core Intel 8th Generation Core i7 BGA 1356 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-8550U good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

25 %
Average score from 8 samples
Low uncertainty

Ranked 714th out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
25 % 42 % 20 % 19 %
Average Very Good Average Average

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Geekbench (multi)
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Cinebench R23
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2,622 878 2,914

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CPU Comparison

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Specifications

Clock Speed 1.8 GHz
Turbo Speed 4 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 8
L1 Cache 256 KiB
L2 Cache 1024 KiB
L3 Cache 8 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 12
Socket BGA 1356
Family 8th Generation Core i7
Memory Type DDR4-2400
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 32 GiB
Release Date 2017-08-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 15 W

Intel Core i7-8550U

The Core i7-8550U is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2017. This chip has an average overall score at 25% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 42%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-8550U scores 20% and 19% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-8550U has 4 cores and 8 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 1.8 GHz and a turbo speed of 4 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i7-8550U makes use of DDR4-2400 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 32 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i7-8550U has 256 KiB of level 1 cache, 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 8 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 12 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-8550U CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 15 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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