Average Bench: 51.7% (255th of 1182)

Based on 78,008 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 48.2% 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 97.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 182Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 42.6%. 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 386Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 396Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 78,008 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.5 1-Core 97.1 122
89.6 2-Core 182 240
66.2% 139 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 4-Core 295 416
220 8-Core 396 556
45.1% 345 Pts
Min Avg Max
232 64-Core 386 529
25.9% 386 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 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 117
2-Core 230
82% 174 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 539
63% 478 Pts
64-Core 535
36% 535 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 241
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 522
60% 461 Pts
64-Core 509
34% 509 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 241
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 529
58% 452 Pts
64-Core 518
35% 518 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 239
86% 181 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 528
58% 447 Pts
64-Core 521
35% 521 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 116
2-Core 242
84% 179 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 487
56% 429 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99.1
2-Core 170
65% 135 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 327
39% 293 Pts
64-Core 324
22% 324 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 55.4
2-Core 145
45% 100 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 387
40% 317 Pts
64-Core 386
26% 386 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 37
2-Core 64.2
24% 50.6 Pts
4-Core 117
8-Core 163
18% 140 Pts
64-Core 160
11% 160 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,207,839 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 6,435 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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 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

10 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.


Excellent

30 days ago.

Price to performance very good!


Average

23 days ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


Excellent

1 month 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

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 days ago.

This processor have 15W tdp and reasonable performance :D


Good

10 months ago.

lasted me 5 years


Excellent

10 months ago.

He has come back from the future


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