As we all know the specs, benchmarks and the performance for the  is out, which is a mobile variation on a Coffee-Lake chip. Now we know that laptops are always going to be less powerful than the desktop counterparts even when they are using same architecture.

PlayStation 4 Pro Enhanced Vega 4 Intel Core i7 8550U processor specs, benchmarks and the performance Unveiled in Multiple Leaks

It’s seems like that’s going to be the case here with Coffee-Lake but, what we are seeing here is the fairly impressive jump versus it’s predecessor but also a really nice usage of power. And when it comes to laptop one of the most important thing is how much power is this using because you want to get the most out of your battery charge. And it’s most important that you make the most energy efficient chips as possible.

The good news is that this new Intel Core i7 8550U is really good with a tiny TDP of 15w and can go toe-to-toe with some of the most popular processors on the market, the i5 6300HQ and the Intel Core i5-7300HQ. Not only that, it crushes it’s direct predecessors the Intel Core i7-7500U and the  Intel Core i7-7600U.

How or where does it crush it? 

2 46 Intel Core i7 8550U processor specs, benchmarks and the performance Unveiled in Multiple Leaks

Basically it has a 50% performance jump over the i7-7500U and just 5-7% below the i5-7300HQ in Cinebench.

But what about working instead of gaming?

CPU Name Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-6560U Intel Core i7-7660U Intel Core i7-8550U
Family Name Broadwell Skylake Kaby Lake Coffee Lake
Process Node 14nm 14nm 14nm 14nm
Cores 2 2 2 4
Threads 4 4 4 8
Clock Speed (Base) 2.40 GHz 2.20 GHz 2.50 GHz 1.80 GHz
Cache L3 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 8 MB
TDP 15W 15W 15W 15W
Launch Q1 2015 Q3 2015 Q1 2017 Q3 2017
5,500MHz figure achieved by G.Skill's Trident Z DDR4 based on Samsung 8Gb ICs

via: Wccftech

2 47 Intel Core i7 8550U processor specs, benchmarks and the performance Unveiled in Multiple Leaks

Laptopmedia also took a look at how it actually functions or does with Photoshop because Photoshop is rather CPU intensive and as you can see it does do fairly well in that as well.

Intel Coffee Lake-U Processors:

CPU Name Cores Threads Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP Price
Intel Core i7-8650U 4 8 1.9 GHz TBC 8 MB L3 15W $409 US
Intel Core i7-8550U 4 8 1.8 GHz 4.0 GHz 8 MB L3 15W $409 US
Intel Core i5-8350U 4 8 1.7 GHz TBC 6 MB L3 15W $297 US
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 8 1.6 GHz 3.4 GHz 6 MB L3 15W $297 US

via: Wccftech

 

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