Average Bench: 61.9% (469th of 1307)

Based on 150,371 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0F8BFBFF000806EA, 1F8BFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 46%Average: 61.9% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8550U averaged 38.0% 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 75Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 93.2Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 30.8%. 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 353Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 363Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 150,371 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.4 Memory 75 90.1
45.7 1-Core 93.2 120
85.6 2-Core 173 234
67.2% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 4-Core 270 396
185 8-Core 363 525
41.3% 317 Pts
Min Avg Max
201 64-Core 353 509
23.7% 353 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 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 120
2-Core 236
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 480
56% 425 Pts
64-Core 466
31% 466 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 236
80% 143 Pts
4-Core 388
8-Core 478
57% 433 Pts
64-Core 480
32% 480 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 62.4
2-Core 121
56% 88.3 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 315
34% 263 Pts
64-Core 313
21% 313 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.8
1-Core 64.1
2-Core 136
54% 89.8 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 314
34% 265 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.2
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 93.4
50% 76.5 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 262
30% 226 Pts
64-Core 291
20% 291 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.1
1-Core 32.6
2-Core 61.9
37% 53.2 Pts
4-Core 128
8-Core 240
23% 184 Pts
64-Core 265
18% 265 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,154,645 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 4,830 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
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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Good

1 month ago.

Amazing performance for laptop users.


Excellent

6 days ago.

this is the same as in mine and performs very well


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


Average

16 days 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...


Poor

11 months ago.

Very good performance with Heavy applications


Excellent

8 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

19 months ago.

This processor have 15W tdp and reasonable performance :D


Excellent

17 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

2 years ago.

lasted me 5 years


Excellent

2 years ago.

He has come back from the future


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