Average Bench: 63.8% (194th of 1128)

Based on 25,724 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0F8BFBFF000806EA, 1F8BFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 63.8% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8550U averaged 36.2% 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.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 103Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 99.2Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 48.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8550U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 396Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 429Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,724 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.8 SC Int 96.2 119
54.2 SC Float 103 126
52.2 SC Mixed 99.2 123
79.4% 99.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
151 QC Int 296 420
162 QC Float 323 448
161 QC Mixed 304 430
69.7% 308 Pts
Min Avg Max
218 MC Int 385 543
245 MC Float 429 606
229 MC Mixed 396 557
60.3% 403 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 438
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 566
MC Float 633
MC Mixed 612
90% 603 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 118
96% 119 Pts
QC Int 339
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 370
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 544
MC Mixed 508
77% 517 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 319
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 320
76% 334 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 524
MC Mixed 482
73% 487 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.8
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 104
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 344
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 486
MC Float 533
MC Mixed 336
68% 452 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 99.5
SC Mixed 113
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 239
QC Float 263
QC Mixed 228
55% 243 Pts
MC Int 310
MC Float 355
MC Mixed 367
51% 344 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 102
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 193
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 235
48% 210 Pts
MC Int 351
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 378
56% 375 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.8
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 113
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 194
QC Float 229
QC Mixed 210
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 272
MC Float 308
MC Mixed 288
43% 289 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.4
SC Float 87.8
SC Mixed 84.3
67% 83.8 Pts
QC Int 223
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 221
52% 227 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 415
MC Mixed 392
59% 393 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,992,177 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 2,053 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

Graphics

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

Memory

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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes

Package

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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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2 hrs ago.

Great new i7 Processor!


Excellent

8 days ago.

Got this processor in my Acer Aspire laptop alongside geforce mx150 graphics. Plays light, casual games great and never slows down during everyday tasks.


Good

1 month ago.

Low power consumption and still really powerful (Efficient in one word)


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