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.
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?
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|
|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|
|Launch||Q1 2015||Q3 2015||Q1 2017||Q3 2017|
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|