Average Bench: 64% (216th of 1158)

Based on 63,656 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 36.0% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 104Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 99.9Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 46.9%. 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 396Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 426Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 63,656 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.6 SC Int 98.3 119
53.2 SC Float 104 126
52.2 SC Mixed 99.9 122
80.6% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 QC Int 298 410
170 QC Float 325 444
155 QC Mixed 305 421
70% 309 Pts
Min Avg Max
203 MC Int 382 534
222 MC Float 426 600
226 MC Mixed 396 550
60% 401 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 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 117
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 376
82% 363 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 489
MC Mixed 457
70% 464 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 120
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 169
QC Float 219
QC Mixed 359
56% 249 Pts
MC Int 398
MC Float 298
MC Mixed 454
58% 383 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 373
QC Mixed 343
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 440
63% 424 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.8
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 105
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 367
QC Mixed 358
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 470
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 428
68% 456 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 107
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 278
QC Mixed 272
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 348
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 382
56% 377 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.2
SC Float 79.9
SC Mixed 78.8
59% 74.3 Pts
QC Int 285
QC Float 317
QC Mixed 287
67% 296 Pts
MC Int 364
MC Float 218
MC Mixed 205
40% 262 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94
SC Float 91.6
SC Mixed 75
70% 86.9 Pts
QC Int 202
QC Float 229
QC Mixed 187
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 360
54% 361 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 54.2
SC Float 63.4
SC Mixed 59.8
47% 59.1 Pts
QC Int 176
QC Float 189
QC Mixed 183
41% 183 Pts
MC Int 256
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 235
34% 226 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,051,104 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 5,057 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

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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

Added n/a ago.

Poor

1 month ago.

amazing


Terrible

2 days ago.

great


Excellent

13 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

2 days ago.

vgn


Good

6 days ago.

Ok


Poor

15 days ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


Poor

3 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

lasted me 5 years


Excellent

6 months ago.

He has come back from the future


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