Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Roschlynn Dsouza

Core i5 8250U vs Core i7 8550U??

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

I was looking at some Dell laptops for my college. There are two variants actually. One is the core i5 and core i7 both 8th generation laptops. They both have 8gb ram, mx150 graphics with 4GB VRAM, 128gb ssd and a 1tb hdd. I am actually confused between the two variants. Can someone actually help me out here? I will be using programming stuff strictly such as Java, C, C++, HTML5, Phython, Visual Basic, Internet based security programming. Any gaming if in case i want to do can be handled by my desktop which is a AMD ryzen 5 1500X based. Can someone help me out as to which one i should go for?? The core i5 or the core i7? And can you please explain me the difference between the two chips?

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you really not use it for any gaming the i5 is good enough. 

Even if you play fortnite or so the i7 8550u is a must. I wouldn't but any notebook without atleast  i7 8550u for gaming.


Have you tried dark mode yet? click on your "username" > "Theme" > "nighttheme"

itcoin accepting Computer Store in Europe: caseking

itcoin accepting VPN services: NordVPN

Use Brave or tor browser to surf through the web! :x

Link to post
Share on other sites

The difference between them is mostly negligible. Both are 15W quad cores with high turbo and neither are very good at staying cool. There's no major difference to speak of.


PC Specs - AMD Ryzen 7 2700X MSI X370 Gaming Plus 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 - GTX1070Ti FE 600p 256GB & M550 512GB & 860 Evo 500GB Fractal Define R5 CM V550 W8.1 Pro

Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless your workload benefit from extra 2MB cache and single core performance, there's no reason to go for KBL-R/WHL i7 ULV (eg 8550U, 8650U, 8565U)


Laptop recommender and enthusiast

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

How to undervolt CPU and GPU in laptops

 

Laptop Reviews:

Spoiler

Lenovo Legion Y520 - no.16 most viewed review in LTT forum (as of 25/11)

Illegear Selenite Illegear Onyx Commandos Glock 5 Illegear Raven Acer Aspire 5

Specs of my Y530:

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe SSD+Seagate ST1000LM035 1TB 5400RPM HDD (spare)

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, those are almost exactly the same, I have the i7 8550U and it's awesome, I came from a 7700HQ and it's basically the same performance

If it's not that much of a difference then go for the i7, but if it's more than $100 I wouldn't bother to get the i7

Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Hip said:

If you really not use it for any gaming the i5 is good enough. 

Even if you play fortnite or so the i7 8550u is a must. I wouldn't but any notebook without atleast  i7 8550u for gaming.

They are pretty much the same cpu, 4cores 8 threads, base clock is also very similar, but the i7 has a bit higher boost.

So the i7 isn't a must, the i5 is pretty much the same.

Link to post
Share on other sites

i7 if you have money to waste. 


Main Gaming and Streaming PC: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Vinsinity/saved/TjwVnQ

Ultrabook and College Laptop:

Spoiler

XPS 13 9350:

i5-6200U

8GB RAM

Samsung PM951 250GB M.2 Solid State Drive

Workstation Laptop:

Spoiler

Sager NP8672 (P670SG):

i7-4720HQ

32GB (4 x 8GB) CORSAIR Vengeance Performance

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2 Solid State Drive (Boot Drive)

Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 Solid State Drive (Video Drive)

Crucial MX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Secondary SDD Storage)

Western Digital (Blue or Black) 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Storage Drive)

GeForce GTX 980M 4G

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Hip said:

If you really not use it for any gaming the i5 is good enough. 

Even if you play fortnite or so the i7 8550u is a must. I wouldn't but any notebook without atleast  i7 8550u for gaming.

Well then you're not very good at spending money.

7 hours ago, Roschlynn Dsouza said:

I was looking at some Dell laptops for my college. There are two variants actually. One is the core i5 and core i7 both 8th generation laptops. They both have 8gb ram, mx150 graphics with 4GB VRAM, 128gb ssd and a 1tb hdd. I am actually confused between the two variants. Can someone actually help me out here? I will be using programming stuff strictly such as Java, C, C++, HTML5, Phython, Visual Basic, Internet based security programming. Any gaming if in case i want to do can be handled by my desktop which is a AMD ryzen 5 1500X based. Can someone help me out as to which one i should go for?? The core i5 or the core i7? And can you please explain me the difference between the two chips?

As most people have said, they're quite similar. The extra clock speed might help with long compile times if you do any big projects, but the real question is the price. It's worth maybe an extra $50 USD tops.


Make sure to quote or tag me (@JoostinOnline) or I won't see your response!

PSU Tier List  |  How to build a gaming PC for $400US or less   |  The Real Reason Delidding Improves Temperatures

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×