Intel Core i3-8130U

Intel Core i3-8130U

About processor

The Intel Core i3-8130U processor is a capable CPU designed for use in laptops. With a code name of Kaby Lake and a 14nm technology, this processor offers a solid combination of performance and efficiency. With 2 cores and 4 threads, it can handle multitasking with ease, making it a good choice for everyday tasks and light productivity work. The base frequency of 2.2 GHz can handle standard computing needs, but the max turbo frequency of 3.4 GHz provides a significant boost when extra power is required. The 4MB L3 cache helps to improve performance while the 15W TDP ensures that power consumption remains reasonable. The integrated graphics model further adds value to this processor, allowing for basic gaming and multimedia tasks without the need for a discrete GPU. With a single-core Geekbench 6 score of 1123 and a multi-core score of 2149, the i3-8130U offers respectable performance for its class. Overall, the Intel Core i3-8130U is a solid choice for budget-friendly laptops, offering a good balance of performance, power efficiency, and integrated graphics capabilities.


Label Name
Launch Date
February 2018
Model Name
The Intel processor number is just one of several factors - along with processor brand, system configurations, and system-level benchmarks - to be considered when choosing the right processor for your computing needs.
Code Name
Kaby Lake

CPU Specifications

Total Cores
Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).
Total Threads
Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.
Performance-core Base Frequency
2.2 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
Maximum P-core turbo frequency derived from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
3.4 GHz
L1 Cache
64K per core
L2 Cache
256K per core
L3 Cache
4MB shared
CPU Socket
The socket is the component that provides the mechanical and electrical connections between the processor and motherboard.
Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.
14 nm
15 W
Max. Operating Temperature
Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die.
100 °C
Instruction Set
The instruction set is a hard program stored inside the CPU that guides and optimizes CPU operations. With these instruction sets, the CPU can run more efficiently. There are many manufacturers that design CPUs, which results in different instruction sets, such as the 8086 instruction set for the Intel camp and the RISC instruction set for the ARM camp. x86, ARM v8, and MIPS are all codes for instruction sets. Instruction sets can be extended; for example, x86 added 64-bit support to create x86-64. Manufacturers developing CPUs that are compatible with a certain instruction set need authorization from the instruction set patent holder. A typical example is Intel authorizing AMD, enabling the latter to develop CPUs compatible with the x86 instruction set.

Memory Specifications

Memory Type
Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.
Max Memory Size
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
Memory Channels
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
Max Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by the processor (in GB/s).
37.5 GB/s

GPU Specifications

Integrated Graphics Model
An integrated GPU refers to the graphics core that is integrated into the CPU processor. Leveraging the processor's powerful computational capabilities and intelligent power efficiency management, it delivers outstanding graphics performance and a smooth application experience at a lower power consumption.
Graphics Performance


Cinebench R23
Single Core Score
Cinebench R23
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 6
Single Core Score
Geekbench 6
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 5
Single Core Score
Geekbench 5
Multi Core Score
Passmark CPU
Single Core Score
Passmark CPU
Multi Core Score

Compared to Other CPU

Cinebench R23 Single Core
905 +2.8%
Cinebench R23 Multi Core
2214 +6.3%
Geekbench 6 Single Core
1121 -0.2%
1120 -0.3%
Geekbench 6 Multi Core
2155 +0.3%
2151 +0.1%
Geekbench 5 Single Core
834 +0.1%
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
1773 +0.5%
1769 +0.2%
1764 -0.1%
1762 -0.2%
Passmark CPU Single Core
1904 +0.1%
1904 +0.1%
1900 -0.2%
Passmark CPU Multi Core
3588 +0.1%
3567 -0.5%