Average Bench: 63.3% (232nd of 1173)

Based on 70,928 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 36.6% 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.


Single Core Floating Point Speed 103Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 99.3Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 48.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8550U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 389Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 423Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 70,928 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.3 SC Int 98.3 119
53.5 SC Float 103 126
49.7 SC Mixed 99.3 122
80.3% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 QC Int 295 416
176 QC Float 324 450
157 QC Mixed 301 428
69.5% 307 Pts
Min Avg Max
225 MC Int 378 539
248 MC Float 423 588
235 MC Mixed 389 544
59.4% 397 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 394
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 497
MC Float 551
MC Mixed 518
78% 522 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 409
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 493
MC Float 404
MC Mixed 386
64% 428 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 372
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 509
MC Mixed 479
72% 481 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 361
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 517
MC Mixed 490
74% 496 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 106
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 384
88% 388 Pts
MC Int 491
MC Float 473
MC Mixed 452
71% 472 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.7
SC Float 74.4
SC Mixed 94
68% 85.4 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 307
73% 322 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 582
MC Mixed 549
81% 540 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 54.7
SC Float 49.3
SC Mixed 65.6
45% 56.5 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 257
QC Mixed 235
54% 241 Pts
MC Int 274
MC Float 332
MC Mixed 315
46% 307 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 21.8
SC Float 23.4
SC Mixed 22.3
18% 22.5 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 163
QC Mixed 154
35% 154 Pts
MC Int 224
MC Float 246
MC Mixed 242
36% 237 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 5,713 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 17%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 33%
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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


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


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
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes


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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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16 days ago.

So much performance for the thin and light market. This thing runs CAD simulations like a mid level desktop, but on your lap.


2 months ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


5 months ago.

Low power consumption and still really powerful (Efficient in one word)


3 months ago.

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


8 months ago.

lasted me 5 years


8 months ago.

He has come back from the future

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