Average Bench: 63.7% (410th of 1265)

Based on 120,428 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0F8BFBFF000806EA, 1F8BFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 63.7% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8550U averaged 36.2% 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 76Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.8Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 31.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8550U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 368Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 379Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 120,428 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.4 Memory 76 91
46.7 1-Core 96.8 122
83.3 2-Core 178 239
69% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 4-Core 285 407
172 8-Core 379 558
43.5% 332 Pts
Min Avg Max
189 64-Core 368 531
24.7% 368 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 116
2-Core 201
81% 135 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 420
48% 364 Pts
64-Core 391
26% 391 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.7
1-Core 104
2-Core 207
79% 134 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 391
42% 329 Pts
64-Core 402
27% 402 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 91.3
2-Core 173
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 404
45% 347 Pts
64-Core 393
26% 393 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 55.4
2-Core 91.6
49% 73.8 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 296
43% 311 Pts
64-Core 297
20% 297 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 98
2-Core 174
71% 118 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 360
40% 308 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 90.6
2-Core 157
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 254
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 281
19% 281 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.5
1-Core 55.5
2-Core 96
48% 74.7 Pts
4-Core 207
8-Core 287
32% 247 Pts
64-Core 293
20% 293 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.3
1-Core 42.7
2-Core 88
45% 68 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 282
28% 222 Pts
64-Core 278
19% 278 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,631,669 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 2,942 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5570

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake R
Launch DateQ3'17
Processor Numberi7-8550U
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$409.00
Clock Speed1.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.00 GHz
Bus Speed4 GT/s OPI
Max TDP15 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 620
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory32 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
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
Flex Memory AccessYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes

Package

Package Size42mm X 24mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFC-BGA1356

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

23 days ago.

Decent performance out of a 15w chip


Good

1 month ago.

Amazing performance for laptop users.


Excellent

29 days ago.

this is the same as in mine and performs very well


Excellent

7 months ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


Excellent

8 months ago.

Just because it's an Intel and a proof of real reliability, state of the art in matter of CPU and have a strong partnership with microsoft wich insure less problem with Windows. I've been in the game for almost 36 years and i've been using both AMD and Cyrix CPU in the past and each time I had major problems...


Excellent

2 days ago.

Excellent! the best CPU i ever had! Strong' fast and secure


Poor

4 months ago.

Very good performance with Heavy applications


Excellent

2 months ago.

Se puede decir que es un buen procesador pero le falta un poco ma para estar en los procesadores de alta gama


Excellent

13 months ago.

This processor have 15W tdp and reasonable performance :D


Excellent

10 months ago.

The CPU is really fast and versatile, it comes on very cheap builds and this makes it even more interesting. Top CPU really


Good

23 months ago.

lasted me 5 years


Excellent

22 months ago.

He has come back from the future


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