Average Bench: 28.8% (597th of 1184)

Based on 2,238 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5250U CPU @ 1.60GHz

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-5250U averaged 71.1% 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 68.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 117Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-5250U is just 17.2%. 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 2,238 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.3 1-Core 68.3 83.2
50.6 2-Core 117 146
44.7% 92.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
90.8 4-Core 172 201
102 8-Core 175 201
23.7% 174 Pts
Min Avg Max
97.8 64-Core 176 201
11.8% 176 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.6
2-Core 142
49% 106 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 200
27% 198 Pts
64-Core 200
13% 200 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82
2-Core 126
51% 104 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 194
26% 194 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.1
2-Core 107
42% 86 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 194
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 182
12% 182 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79.3
2-Core 127
50% 103 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 179
25% 182 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.1
2-Core 122
49% 100 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 186
25% 184 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.4
2-Core 128
47% 98.4 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 178
23% 171 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75.6
2-Core 104
45% 89.6 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 166
22% 161 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.7
2-Core 57.1
26% 51.4 Pts
4-Core 115
8-Core 140
17% 128 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,945,821 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-5250U Builds (Compare 5,008 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $55

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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

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Terrible

9 months ago.

very bad CPU my MacBook Air can barely handle anything


Poor

12 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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