Average Bench: 52.8% (241st of 1184)

Based on 99,375 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 52.8% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 47.1% 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 91.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 177Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 41.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-8250U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 399Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 412Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 99,375 samples)
Min Avg Max
48 1-Core 91.7 105
90.8 2-Core 177 210
63.5% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
152 4-Core 303 403
209 8-Core 412 560
46.7% 357 Pts
Min Avg Max
226 64-Core 399 559
26.8% 399 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 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 81.5
2-Core 209
66% 145 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 542
61% 468 Pts
64-Core 512
34% 512 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 200
72% 152 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 451
52% 400 Pts
64-Core 441
30% 441 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 103
2-Core 194
71% 148 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 504
54% 418 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 209
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 258
48% 329 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 199
70% 150 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 457
48% 374 Pts
64-Core 459
31% 459 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.9
2-Core 145
58% 119 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 342
36% 280 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,982,142 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 7,813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

Graphics

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

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

23 days ago.

ı like


Excellent

7 days ago.

Amazing speed very happy with its performance


Excellent

8 days ago.

Fast CPU for lAPTOP


Excellent

4 days ago.

one of the best bench for this price


Excellent

1 month ago.

top


Poor

4 days ago.

processor was made by stingy itself


Poor

4 days ago.

Its a U series, i don't expect play a battle royal at 60fps, good performance with a good relationship processing and energy use


Poor

9 days ago.

:(


Poor

26 days ago.

a


Excellent

10 hrs ago.

More than enough for development


Terrible

5 days ago.

I have it! I have no other choise! LOL!


Excellent

1 day ago.

תוכנה מאוד יפה מדויקת


Poor

23 days ago.

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


Good

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.


Good

4 months ago.

i personally use this i think its pretty good but...i need help in overclocking my CPU


Good

8 months ago.

Don't understand the hate on this chip, for a laptop CPU it's pretty nice


Average

4 months ago.

Its not the best processor but so far it has done well on my laptop


Terrible

4 months ago.

No progress over previous generations on intel's part.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Packed with 4 Cores and 8 Threads with max speed of 3.4 Ghz, this 8th Gen refresh of Mobile Kaby Lake little fighter is comparable to an i7-7700HQ (which is a high-end mobile CPU from last generation), not bad considering it was a low to mid end chip and carries 15W TDP. Can be found with laptops starting from 550$, which represents a good value compared to others 4 Core-8 Threaded mobile solutions (the i7-7700HQ is found on $750+ laptops), although it's usually paired with a GT-1030 leveled MX150 and MX130. For productivity and gaming fans on budget, this is a good value, but those who demands better performance should start with i5-8300H and above.


Average

2 months ago.

extremely hot, but does the job well


Excellent

12 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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