We continue with our comparisons of processors. This time on the one side of the boxing ring is Intel Core i3-8130U, while for its rival we have chosen Intel Core i5-7200U. Without further ado, let’s see how they stack up against each other.
Visit our Top Laptop CPU Ranking to check these two and many more CPUs.
For starters, Intel Core i3-8130U is based on the Kaby Lake Refresh architecture featuring a total of 2 cores and 4 threads. In addition, it is manufactured through a 14 nm process and supports the HyperThreading technology. The chip ticks at 2.20 GHz base frequencies and can reach up to 3.40 GHz turbo speed. Other specifications include 4MB last level cache, a dual-channel memory controller supporting LPDDR3-2133 or DDR4-2400 and relatively low TDP of 15W. The processor is also paired with the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 clocked at 300-1050 MHz.
Now let’s take a look at its rival. Intel Core i5-7200U is part of Intel’s Kaby Lake generation processors utilizing a 14nm manufacturing process. Featuring 2 cores and 4 threads just like its opponent, the chip reaches base frequencies of up to 2.50 GHz and a 3.10 GHz turbo speed. The specs sheet is complemented by the support of the Hyper-Threading technology, 3MB LL cache, a dual-channel DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866 or DDR3L-1600 memory controller, as well as TDP of 15W. The integrated GPU here is also the Intel HD 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 Dell Latitude 3580 respectively. Judging by the charts above, the results in our 3D rendering (tested with Cinebench 15) are really close – Intel Core i5-7200U manages to outperform its rival by just around 1%. However, Intel Core i3-8130U is 12% faster in the Adobe Photoshop test and surpasses its opponent by 5% in our raw synthetic benchmarks (tested with Fritz).
In conclusion, we can say that despite the tight race, Intel Core i3-8130U is the winner in our comparison given the results it scored in our benchmark tests.