Average Bench: 36.8% (582nd of 1206)

Based on 2,368 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5250U CPU @ 1.60GHz

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-5250U averaged 63.1% 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 68.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 117Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-5250U is 25.8%. 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 175Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 174Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,368 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.8 1-Core 68.5 83.4
45.4 2-Core 117 146
44.8% 93 Pts
Min Avg Max
86.3 4-Core 171 201
88.4 8-Core 174 201
23.5% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
81.8 64-Core 175 201
11.7% 175 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.3
2-Core 137
54% 110 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 197
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.9
2-Core 124
51% 104 Pts
4-Core 195
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 79.4
2-Core 134
52% 107 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 195
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 79.8
2-Core 137
52% 108 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 190
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.8
2-Core 130
50% 104 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 192
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 93.1
45% 86.9 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 191
26% 193 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 81.3
2-Core 131
52% 106 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 185
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 197
13% 197 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz
1-Core 43
2-Core 86.9
30% 64.9 Pts
4-Core 151
8-Core 167
22% 159 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,610,001 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-5250U Builds (Compare 5,375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $27

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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

11 months ago.

very bad CPU my MacBook Air can barely handle anything


Poor

14 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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