Average Bench: 62.6% (472nd of 1323)

Based on 157,570 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0F8BFBFF000806EA, 1F8BFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 62.6% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8550U averaged 37.4% 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 74.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 94.3Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 35%. 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 376Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 385Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 157,570 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.3 Memory 74.6 90.7
44.9 1-Core 94.3 120
79.1 2-Core 173 234
67.3% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 4-Core 278 395
177 8-Core 385 558
43.2% 331 Pts
Min Avg Max
169 64-Core 376 546
25.2% 376 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 118
2-Core 231
85% 147 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 511
58% 443 Pts
64-Core 453
30% 453 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 117
2-Core 217
82% 140 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 354
46% 340 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 99.6
2-Core 200
76% 129 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 471
50% 387 Pts
64-Core 487
33% 487 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 116
2-Core 231
79% 140 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 535
60% 459 Pts
64-Core 527
35% 527 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 104
2-Core 174
73% 120 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 356
38% 297 Pts
64-Core 418
28% 418 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.2
1-Core 54.9
2-Core 108
51% 79.5 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 296
39% 287 Pts
64-Core 301
20% 301 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 54
2-Core 100
51% 78.4 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 286
33% 250 Pts
64-Core 290
20% 290 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74
1-Core 83.2
2-Core 141
61% 99.3 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 294
33% 253 Pts
64-Core 321
22% 321 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.8
1-Core 88.9
2-Core 136
62% 99.5 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 203
27% 197 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 48,527,050 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 6,716 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

3 months ago.

Amazing performance for laptop users.


Average

1 month ago.

this is the same as in mine and performs very well


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


Average

8 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

19 months ago.

Very good performance with Heavy applications


Excellent

16 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

2 years ago.

This processor have 15W tdp and reasonable performance :D


Excellent

2 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


Good

3 years ago.

lasted me 5 years


Excellent

3 years ago.

He has come back from the future


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