Average Bench: 52.2% (670th of 1258)

Based on 2,950 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5250U CPU @ 1.60GHz

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-5250U averaged 47.7% 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. Memory Latency 75.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 70.2Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-5250U is 31%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-5250U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 176Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 175Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,950 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.4 Memory 75.3 88.3
32.6 1-Core 70.2 83.9
53.5 2-Core 119 145
55.6% 88.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
77.5 4-Core 171 200
99.9 8-Core 175 201
23.5% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
87.2 64-Core 176 201
11.8% 176 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 71.3
2-Core 118
56% 88.8 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 149
22% 156 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.8
1-Core 73.7
2-Core 114
56% 87.8 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 150
20% 148 Pts
64-Core 144
10% 144 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 43
2-Core 81.9
45% 67 Pts
4-Core 107
8-Core 134
16% 121 Pts
64-Core 146
10% 146 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.4
1-Core 56.4
2-Core 101
45% 72.7 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 196
27% 195 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.9
1-Core 50
2-Core 89.3
45% 69.1 Pts
4-Core 128
8-Core 129
18% 128 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.3
1-Core 44.2
2-Core 73.3
38% 58.3 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 101
14% 102 Pts
64-Core 130
9% 130 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,573,442 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-5250U Builds (Compare 1,459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-5250U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
Code NameBroadwell
Launch DateQ1'15
Processor Numberi5-5250U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$315.00
Clock Speed1.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP15 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 6000
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency950 MHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory16 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1600/1866
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations4x1, 2x4
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
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes

Package

Package Size40mm x24mm x 1.3mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1168

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Terrible

19 months ago.

very bad CPU my MacBook Air can barely handle anything


Poor

22 months ago.

Outdated cpu used in, among others, the macbook air from 2015. Incapable of handling even the simplest of tasks beyond browsing the internet.


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