Intel Core i7-8550U vs Intel Xeon W-2102

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i7 4 core CPU vs Intel 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 %
29 %
16% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

42 %
52 %
23% slightly better gaming score

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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Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
700% significantly lower TDP
120 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

714th of 1,335
612th of 1,335


The product line

8th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2017

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 i7-8550U vs Xeon W-2102 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Xeon W-2102 is faster than the Core i7-8550U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-8550U in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Core i7-8550U has more threads. A Core i7-8550U CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon W-2102 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 i7-8550U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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