Average Bench: 68.3% (128th of 1052)

Based on 7,097 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0F8BFBFF000806EA, 1F8BFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8550U averaged 31.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Single Core Floating Point Speed 109Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 106Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 49.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8550U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 417Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 452Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 7,097 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.7 SC Int 104 122
55 SC Float 109 127
55.3 SC Mixed 106 124
85.1% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
178 QC Int 327 436
183 QC Float 351 460
169 QC Mixed 328 443
76% 335 Pts
Min Avg Max
173 MC Int 401 560
212 MC Float 452 639
243 MC Mixed 417 582
63.4% 424 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 123
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 392
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 564
MC Mixed 538
80% 535 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 401
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 386
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 387
60% 398 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 113
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 352
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 415
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 372
60% 399 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 121
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 335
QC Mixed 321
72% 320 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 416
62% 416 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 117
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 335
QC Mixed 316
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 408
60% 404 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.2
SC Float 86.5
SC Mixed 79.8
65% 81.2 Pts
QC Int 257
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 229
62% 274 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 480
MC Mixed 400
62% 414 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 61.5
SC Float 70.5
SC Mixed 59
51% 63.7 Pts
QC Int 269
QC Float 287
QC Mixed 259
62% 272 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 413
MC Mixed 386
58% 385 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,889,714 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 132 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 18%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 50%

System: HP Spectre x360 Convertible 15-bl1XX


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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake R
Launch DateQ3'17
Processor Numberi7-8550U
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$409.00
Clock Speed1.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.00 GHz
Bus Speed4 GT/s OPI
Max TDP15 W


Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 620
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory32 GB


Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes


Package Size42mm X 24mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFC-BGA1356

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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it is down on a ryzen 5


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very fast cpu


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i am slightly in love with this cpu, it is a cutie


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very good value cpu

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