Last time we checked how the 8th gen Intel Core i3-8130U stacks up against the 7th gen Intel Core i3-7130U and the results were unambiguous. You can follow this link to find out the indisputable winner. As for today’s comparison, we have a new opponent to the 8th gen i3 processor – Intel Core i3-7130U.
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For starters, Intel Core i3-8130U is an 8th gen processor based on the Kaby Lake Refresh architecture with a total of 2 cores and 4 threads. Built through a 14 nm manufacturing process, the chip boasts support for the HyperThreading technology. Furthermore, the base clock speed can reach up to 2.20 GHz, while the turbo speed goes up to 3.40 GHz. We should also mention the 4MB last level cache, a dual-channel memory controller supporting LPDDR3-2133 or DDR4-2400 and a relatively low TDP of 15W. As for the iGPU, the available graphics card here is Intel UHD Graphics 620 clocked at 300-1050 MHz.
Now let’s take a look at its competitor – Intel Core i3-7130U. Part of the 7th generation Intel processors – Kaby Lake, the chip is manufactured through a 14nm FinFET technological process. It features 2 cores ticking at base clock speeds of 2.70 GHz. Core i3-7130U also supports the HyperThreading technology, thanks to which the processor can run up to 4 threads simultaneously. Other major specifications include 3 MB cache memory, dual-channel DDR4-2133 RAM, as well as a 15 W TDP. The integrated GPU here is once again Intel UHD Graphics 620 clocked at 300-1050 MHz.
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
For the purposes of this comparison, we have chosen to compare the performance of the two chips found in Acer Aspire 5 and Acer Aspire E5 576G-36WC respectively. Judging by the charts above, the results are once again eloquent – Intel Core i3-8130U outperforms its rival with around 17% when it comes to 3D rendering (tested with Cinebench 15). On top of that, it is 29% faster than Core i3-7130U in the Adobe Photoshop test and surpasses with 19% its opponent in our raw synthetic benchmarks (tested with Fritz).
In conclusion, we believe we have every right to pronounce Intel Core i3-8130U the winner in this battle given the results both processors score in our benchmarks.