Average Bench: 63.5% (404th of 1239)

Based on 113,324 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0F8BFBFF000806EA, 1F8BFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8550U averaged 36.5% 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 76.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 94.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 31.3%. 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 365Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 373Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 113,324 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.6 Memory 76.2 91.2
48.3 1-Core 94.5 121
83 2-Core 177 239
68.4% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 4-Core 281 404
189 8-Core 373 541
42.9% 327 Pts
Min Avg Max
200 64-Core 365 518
24.5% 365 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 115
2-Core 213
76% 133 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 506
56% 434 Pts
64-Core 506
34% 506 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.3
1-Core 119
2-Core 225
78% 138 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 510
55% 426 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.6
1-Core 120
2-Core 229
79% 140 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 474
46% 366 Pts
64-Core 475
32% 475 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.2
1-Core 53.5
2-Core 98.1
53% 79.6 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 267
28% 218 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 81.5
2-Core 125
62% 97 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 233
27% 204 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.6
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 167
66% 112 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 290
35% 264 Pts
64-Core 286
19% 286 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.1
1-Core 72.8
2-Core 130
56% 91.4 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 255
29% 220 Pts
64-Core 267
18% 267 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.4
1-Core 76.3
2-Core 123
56% 89.8 Pts
4-Core 137
8-Core 230
23% 184 Pts
64-Core 239
16% 239 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,566,125 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 9,207 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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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7 days ago.

Will run VR and isn't afraid to set itself on fire in order to do it (hasn't happened yet in 2 years.)


Good

3 months ago.

Amazing performance for laptop users.


Good

9 days ago.

this is the same as in mine and performs very well


Average

1 month ago.

Price to performance very good!


Excellent

2 months ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


Excellent

4 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...


Poor

12 days ago.

Very good performance with Heavy applications


Good

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

9 months ago.

This processor have 15W tdp and reasonable performance :D


Excellent

6 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

19 months ago.

lasted me 5 years


Excellent

18 months ago.

He has come back from the future


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