Average Bench: 58% (270th of 1206)

Based on 96,806 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 42.0% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 183Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 47.1%. 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 Mixed Speed 381Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 391Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 96,806 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.1 1-Core 97.3 122
79.2 2-Core 183 240
66.6% 140 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 4-Core 292 411
160 8-Core 391 561
44.6% 341 Pts
Min Avg Max
172 64-Core 381 541
25.6% 381 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 239
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 494
54% 419 Pts
64-Core 498
33% 498 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 234
79% 170 Pts
4-Core 387
8-Core 371
52% 379 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 81.1
2-Core 192
62% 137 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 438
49% 377 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 115
2-Core 148
67% 132 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 251
30% 226 Pts
64-Core 257
17% 257 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.4
2-Core 171
60% 128 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 270
37% 270 Pts
64-Core 331
22% 331 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.2
2-Core 130
50% 104 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 245
28% 212 Pts
64-Core 275
18% 275 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 13.1
2-Core 25.1
9% 19.1 Pts
4-Core 53.2
8-Core 71.7
8% 62.4 Pts
64-Core 73.1
5% 73.1 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,933,441 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 7,702 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
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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

1 month ago.

Amazing performance for laptop users.


Poor

28 days ago.

Price to performance very good!


Good

29 days ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


Excellent

15 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

9 months ago.

It’s not very good and it’s not very bad


Good

4 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

4 months ago.

This processor have 15W tdp and reasonable performance :D


Excellent

2 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

15 months ago.

lasted me 5 years


Excellent

14 months ago.

He has come back from the future


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