Average Bench: 51.2% (713th of 1316)

Based on 1,548 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00040651 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4250U CPU @ 1.30GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 51.2% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4250U averaged 48.8% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 75.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 61.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4250U is 22.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4250U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 162Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 161Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,548 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.3 Memory 75.6 89.1
30.3 1-Core 61.9 75.2
51 2-Core 104 128
52% 80.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
88.5 4-Core 157 179
96.4 8-Core 161 179
21.6% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
97.1 64-Core 162 179
10.9% 162 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 118
62% 94.2 Pts
4-Core 173
8-Core 177
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz
Memory 88.1
1-Core 72.1
2-Core 126
61% 95.5 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 180
24% 179 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 50.1
2-Core 94.5
50% 75.6 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 161
21% 154 Pts
64-Core 155
10% 155 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.1
1-Core 57.8
2-Core 93.5
50% 76.1 Pts
4-Core 141
8-Core 167
20% 154 Pts
64-Core 153
10% 153 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.6
1-Core 66.8
2-Core 65.1
49% 69.5 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 152
20% 149 Pts
64-Core 157
10% 157 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.9
1-Core 44.2
2-Core 80.1
45% 67.1 Pts
4-Core 104
8-Core 143
16% 124 Pts
64-Core 129
9% 129 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.3
1-Core 41.2
2-Core 80.6
41% 62.4 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 175
23% 169 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.7
1-Core 32.9
2-Core 45.9
37% 49.8 Pts
4-Core 129
8-Core 142
18% 135 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
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Typical Core i5-4250U Builds (Compare 40,812 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $528

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4250U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ3'13
Processor Numberi5-4250U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$315.00
Clock Speed1.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.6 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP15 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 5000
Graphics Base Frequency200 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceNo
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

I/O

USB Revision3.0
# of USB Ports4
General Purpose IOYes
UARTYes
Total # of SATA Ports4
Integrated LANNo
Integrated IDENo
Max # of SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports4

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations4x1, 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12
PCI SupportNo

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
Rapid Storage TechYes
Smart Connect TechYes
HD Audio TechYes
ME Firmware Version9.5

Package

Package Size40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1168

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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Good

21 months ago.

Got 2 of those in a Intel NUC. Still use one as a portable workstation, not a bomb but fast enough for work. The second one is a HTPC to watch old divx and stuff. Great for 1080p but no 4K


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