Average Bench: 62.1% (224th of 1144)

Based on 49,756 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 62.1% Great: 78%
Gaming 62%
Desktop 64%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 37.8% 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.


Single Core Floating Point Speed 95.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 91.9Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 44.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-8250U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 406Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 440Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 49,756 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.5 SC Int 90.3 102
50.3 SC Float 95.7 108
47.6 SC Mixed 91.9 105
74.1% 92.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
145 QC Int 297 394
161 QC Float 322 421
156 QC Mixed 302 403
69.6% 307 Pts
Min Avg Max
180 MC Int 392 519
205 MC Float 440 600
202 MC Mixed 406 565
61.7% 413 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 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 105
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 410
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 443
70% 469 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 392
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 582
MC Mixed 549
82% 545 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.5
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 374
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 578
MC Mixed 550
81% 545 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 95.5
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 402
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 524
MC Float 581
MC Mixed 421
76% 509 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 354
QC Mixed 366
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 499
MC Float 583
MC Mixed 549
81% 544 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.3
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 101
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 349
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 469
MC Float 522
MC Mixed 490
74% 494 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.9
SC Float 79.8
SC Mixed 78
61% 76.2 Pts
QC Int 243
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 261
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 501
MC Mixed 445
67% 449 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 26.9
SC Float 32.6
SC Mixed 30.2
24% 29.9 Pts
QC Int 43.7
QC Float 74
QC Mixed 75.7
14% 64.5 Pts
MC Int 132
MC Float 138
MC Mixed 119
19% 130 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,914,546 CPUs tested.

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Gaming 17%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 33%
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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake R
Launch DateQ3'17
Processor Numberi5-8250U
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$297.00
Clock Speed1.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.40 GHz
Bus Speed4 GT/s OPI
Max TDP15 W


Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 620
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.10 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory32 GB


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
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes


Package Size42mm X 24mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFC-BGA1356

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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23 hrs ago.

Significant throttling in the 4 models I tried it in. Tends to run at 800 MHz at load.


3 hrs ago.

It's good to play most games at low graphics keeping constant frame rate


4 hrs ago.



13 days ago.

i love it


10 days ago.



3 days ago.

best budget processor


7 days ago.

It's a great CPU, and the pricing is good. The power consumption is not too bad, and the integrated graphics serve you well.


6 days ago.

fast performance on parallel processing


1 day ago.

This CPU has Inconsistent behavior! i bought an ideapad 320 with this CPU and then i sold it after 2 weeks! its inconsistent behavior is obvious in its benchmark chart! i head to buy a Ryzen Laptop!


1 month ago.

תוכנה מאוד יפה מדויקת


9 days ago.

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


6 months ago.

High temperature, around 50 C when it does nothing, and around 55-60 C when does some usual simple work or navigating in social webs.


3 months ago.

Best buy in 2018. Not most expensive, but with real 4 core it can work very hard, only if you want! I can work as a developer (from AC, in office) or as a journalist. Away from power in the nature.

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