Average Bench: 61.2% (527th of 1355)

Based on 183,447 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0F8BFBFF000806EA, 1F8BFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 61.2% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8550U averaged 38.8% 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 73.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 92.1Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 36.9%. 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 361Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 369Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 183,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.2 Memory 73.5 91.1
38 1-Core 92.1 119
72.8 2-Core 170 231
66.1% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
112 4-Core 269 379
146 8-Core 369 536
41.6% 319 Pts
Min Avg Max
162 64-Core 361 510
24.2% 361 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 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 119
2-Core 237
84% 146 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 559
59% 460 Pts
64-Core 543
36% 543 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 108
2-Core 199
73% 127 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 430
48% 370 Pts
64-Core 421
28% 421 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 105
2-Core 180
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 305
42% 308 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.4
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 143
60% 99.4 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 360
39% 303 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 67
1-Core 84.4
2-Core 143
59% 98.2 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 383
41% 317 Pts
64-Core 395
26% 395 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 87.7
2-Core 145
61% 101 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 319
34% 268 Pts
64-Core 318
21% 318 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,547,807 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 7,868 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
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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28 days ago.

Has solid potential when you tweak it's TDP and have good cooling


Good

10 months ago.

Amazing performance for laptop users.


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

4 months ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


Excellent

5 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

2 years ago.

Very good performance with Heavy applications


Excellent

23 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


Excellent

3 months ago.

One of the best 4 Core Processors of its time!


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