Average Bench: 51.9% (255th of 1184)

Based on 80,987 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 48.1% 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 97.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 184Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 45.3%. 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 395Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 80,987 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.3 1-Core 97.3 122
86 2-Core 184 242
66.7% 141 Pts
Min Avg Max
152 4-Core 296 427
174 8-Core 395 577
45.2% 345 Pts
Min Avg Max
202 64-Core 386 551
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 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 234
78% 170 Pts
4-Core 436
8-Core 550
65% 493 Pts
64-Core 544
36% 544 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 233
84% 177 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 538
61% 467 Pts
64-Core 411
28% 411 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 117
2-Core 213
79% 165 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 388
46% 349 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 55.5
2-Core 212
57% 134 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 296
33% 255 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 55
2-Core 101
37% 77.9 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 294
30% 240 Pts
64-Core 293
20% 293 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.3
2-Core 72.1
32% 63.2 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 228
27% 205 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 60.6
2-Core 112
41% 86.1 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 269
28% 217 Pts
64-Core 297
20% 297 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 50.1
2-Core 88.2
33% 69.1 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 206
24% 181 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,015,345 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 6,768 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

Added n/a ago.

Good

8 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.


Good

8 days ago.

Auto Overclock Up To 4.00 GHz


Excellent

2 months ago.

Price to performance very good!


Average

1 month ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


Good

13 days 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

6 months ago.

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


Good

29 days ago.

Se puede decir que es un buen procesador pero le falta un poco ma para estar en los procesadores de alta gama


Excellent

1 month ago.

This processor have 15W tdp and reasonable performance :D


Good

11 months ago.

lasted me 5 years


Excellent

11 months ago.

He has come back from the future


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