Intel Core i5-8300H vs Intel Core i5-8250U – benchmarks and performance comparison

Previously in our group of CPU comparisons, we put side by side Intel Core i5-8300H vs Intel Core i7-8550U and today we return with another worthy opponent to the entry-level i5 processor – the ULV Intel Core i5-8250U.

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Specs overview

For starters, the entry-level Intel Core i5-8300H is based on the 8th gen Coffee Lake-H architecture. Manufactured through a 14nm process, the chip comes with a total of 4 cores and can execute up to 8 threads simultaneously thanks to the Hyper-Threading technology. What’s more, Intel Core i5-8300H operates at a base frequency of 2.30 GHz and can reach up to 4.00 GHz in Turbo mode. The specs sheet is complemented by 8MB of L3 Cache, support for up to 2666 MHz dual-channel DDR4 memory controller with a maximum capacity of 64GB, as well as 45W TDP including the iGPU which in this case is the Intel UHD Graphics 630. The graphics chip has a base clock speed of 300MHz and a turbo boost frequency of 1.15 GHz.

Moving on, Intel Core i5-8250U is among the first ULV Intel processors that feature not two but four cores. Part of the 8th Generation (Kaby Lake Refresh), the chip runs at a base frequency of 1.6 GHz and can go up to 3.4 GHz for a short period of time before stabilizing somewhere in between. Other specs include support for dual-channel DDR4-2400/LPDDR3-2133 memory, 6 MB cache, 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, as well as a 15W TDP. The integrated GPU here is Intel UHD Graphics 620 clocked at 300-1100 MHz.

You can check out the full specs of the Intel Core i5-8300H and the Intel Core i5-8250U.


Results are from the Cinebench 20 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

For the purposes of this juxtaposition, we have decided to compare the performance of the two chips found in Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 and HP ProBook 440 G5 respectively. Judging by the charts above, Intel Core i5-8300H outperforms its rival with around 49% when it comes to 3D rendering (tested with Cinebench 15). Furthermore, the i5-8300H chip is 17% faster in the Adobe Photoshop test. On top of that, it surpasses Intel Core i5-8250U with 36% in our raw synthetic benchmarks (tested with Fritz) once again.


To sum things up, we have an obvious winner in the face of Intel Core i5-8300H which manages to outperform its rival in all 3/3 benchmark tests.

You can check all currently available notebooks equipped with the Intel Core i5-8300H in our Laptops Specs system over HERE and all featuring the Intel Core i5-8250U over HERE.


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