Average Bench: 33.3% (658th of 1206)

Based on 1,028 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00040651 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4250U CPU @ 1.30GHz
Poor: 19%Average: 33.3% Great: 39%
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-4250U averaged 66.7% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 61.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 104Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4250U is just 19.8%. 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 161Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 160Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,028 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.2 1-Core 61.6 74.9
59 2-Core 104 129
40.1% 82.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
88.5 4-Core 156 179
89.4 8-Core 160 180
21.5% 158 Pts
Min Avg Max
91.4 64-Core 161 180
10.8% 161 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 76
2-Core 121
48% 98.7 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 176
22% 167 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.6
2-Core 114
45% 92.8 Pts
4-Core 171
8-Core 164
23% 167 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz
1-Core 65.5
2-Core 108
42% 86.9 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 172
23% 168 Pts
64-Core 164
11% 164 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 58.6
2-Core 94.7
37% 76.6 Pts
4-Core 119
8-Core 134
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 27.3
2-Core 42
17% 34.7 Pts
4-Core 97.8
8-Core 97.5
13% 97.7 Pts
64-Core 99.1
7% 99.1 Pts
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Typical Core i5-4250U Builds (Compare 47,902 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $709

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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

6 days 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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