Average Bench: 64.9% (196th of 1143)

Based on 36,677 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EA, , 0F8BFBFF000806EA, 1F8BFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 64.9% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8550U averaged 35.1% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 104Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 100Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8550U is 45.5%. 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 408Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 440Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,677 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.5 SC Int 97.4 119
55.2 SC Float 104 126
54.4 SC Mixed 100 122
80.4% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 QC Int 303 413
178 QC Float 330 449
177 QC Mixed 310 427
71.2% 314 Pts
Min Avg Max
233 MC Int 396 547
259 MC Float 440 602
244 MC Mixed 408 557
62% 415 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 414
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 614
MC Mixed 575
87% 581 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 308
QC Mixed 291
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 414
MC Mixed 396
59% 396 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 296
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 431
MC Mixed 359
59% 393 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 80.7
SC Mixed 55.6
68% 85.2 Pts
QC Int 190
QC Float 201
QC Mixed 348
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 274
MC Float 311
MC Mixed 296
44% 294 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.7
SC Float 75.3
SC Mixed 74.9
59% 74 Pts
QC Int 247
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 286
62% 274 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 400
60% 398 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.5
SC Float 73.4
SC Mixed 69.5
56% 69.5 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 233
50% 219 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 327
51% 339 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,853,920 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-8550U Builds (Compare 3,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 58%
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

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2 days ago.

This processor is awesome. From a perspective of price quality is the best deal you can get.


Good

3 hrs ago.

poor performance compared to i5 8259U


Good

18 days ago.

I have this, just great


Terrible

1 month ago.

The chip isn't even out for 5 years!


Excellent

13 days ago.

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


Good

9 days ago.

Very very very very very very very very very very very good


Good

1 month ago.

lasted me 5 years


Excellent

23 days ago.

He has come back from the future


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