Average Bench: 66.8% (165th of 1110)

Based on 14,529 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 33.2% 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 106Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 103Pts

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 411Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 450Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,529 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.3 SC Int 102 122
54.6 SC Float 106 127
54.9 SC Mixed 103 124
82.9% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
171 QC Int 315 433
184 QC Float 340 457
173 QC Mixed 320 440
73.6% 325 Pts
Min Avg Max
255 MC Int 400 555
279 MC Float 450 626
256 MC Mixed 411 575
62.8% 420 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 331
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 345
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 388
MC Mixed 371
56% 371 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 120
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 330
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 289
MC Mixed 465
49% 331 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 114
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 353
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 299
MC Mixed 264
54% 351 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 119
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 323
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 435
67% 449 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 116
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 339
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 354
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 35.2
MC Float 39.6
MC Mixed 139
11% 71.1 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 88.3
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 272
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 286
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 519
MC Mixed 446
68% 458 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.4
SC Float 81.6
SC Mixed 86.7
64% 80.6 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 267
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 414
63% 420 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.8
SC Float 82
SC Mixed 80.8
64% 80.5 Pts
QC Int 269
QC Float 329
QC Mixed 274
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 475
MC Mixed 402
62% 418 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,333,286 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 556 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
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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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Excellent

4 days ago.

Great performance


Good

1 month ago.

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


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