Average Bench: 53% (710th of 1439)

Based on 184,356 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0F8BFBFF000806EA, 1F8BFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8550U averaged 47.0% 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 65.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 80Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 44.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8550U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 305Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 301Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 184,356 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.8 Memory 65.3 84.3
29 1-Core 80 113
55.6 2-Core 144 213
56.2% 96.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
84 4-Core 225 345
118 8-Core 301 461
33.4% 263 Pts
Min Avg Max
123 64-Core 305 457
18.9% 305 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 193
69% 121 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 459
50% 399 Pts
64-Core 455
28% 455 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.6
1-Core 100
2-Core 190
68% 120 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 428
46% 366 Pts
64-Core 430
27% 430 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.4
1-Core 106
2-Core 152
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 312
34% 270 Pts
64-Core 298
18% 298 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.1
1-Core 92.8
2-Core 202
68% 122 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 351
39% 306 Pts
64-Core 349
22% 349 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.7
1-Core 102
2-Core 151
67% 111 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 211
26% 197 Pts
64-Core 270
17% 270 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.4
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 167
60% 106 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 356
35% 286 Pts
64-Core 378
23% 378 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.3
1-Core 53
2-Core 105
45% 74.2 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 275
28% 229 Pts
64-Core 267
16% 267 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.1
1-Core 59.2
2-Core 110
49% 79.3 Pts
4-Core 157
8-Core 285
26% 221 Pts
64-Core 283
18% 283 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 26.9
1-Core 29.2
2-Core 69.2
23% 41.8 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 214
21% 173 Pts
64-Core 239
15% 239 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,319,624 CPUs tested

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 4,162 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

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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

2 months ago.

Everyday I sit at my computer is the best day of the rest of my life.


Good

7 months ago.

This is a very fast cpu and can be bought in laptops for a cheap price


Excellent

2 years ago.

this is just great it's cache memory and total power is just amazing


Poor

12 months ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


Good

9 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

6 months ago.

goood cpu for gamaing and home work


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

This processor have 15W tdp and reasonable performance :D


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

23 months ago.

One of the best 4 Core Processors of its time!


Good

5 years ago.

lasted me 5 years


Excellent

5 years ago.

He has come back from the future


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