Average Bench: 53.1% (675th of 1406)

Based on 234,942 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 26%Average: 53.1% Great: 71%
Gaming 53%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 46.8% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 63.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 78.5Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 44.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-8250U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 312Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 315Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 234,942 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.7 Memory 63.6 84.4
34.9 1-Core 78.5 102
70.1 2-Core 146 198
55.6% 96 Pts
Min Avg Max
112 4-Core 237 339
145 8-Core 315 481
35.1% 276 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 64-Core 312 471
19.3% 312 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 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 100
2-Core 183
70% 121 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 522
55% 439 Pts
64-Core 521
32% 521 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.5
1-Core 96.5
2-Core 195
66% 120 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 429
47% 373 Pts
64-Core 423
26% 423 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 199
73% 127 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 83.6
28% 173 Pts
64-Core 139
9% 139 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz
Memory 64.4
1-Core 86.1
2-Core 158
59% 103 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 387
43% 337 Pts
64-Core 271
17% 271 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.5
1-Core 17.3
2-Core 58.4
33% 47.4 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 223
21% 172 Pts
64-Core 232
14% 232 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 52.9
1-Core 63.4
2-Core 89.2
42% 68.5 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 246
26% 211 Pts
64-Core 245
15% 245 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 41.7
1-Core 62.3
2-Core 117
41% 73.8 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 318
32% 258 Pts
64-Core 328
20% 328 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 40.8
1-Core 45.4
2-Core 83
33% 56.4 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 233
24% 195 Pts
64-Core 234
14% 234 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 32.9
1-Core 58.3
2-Core 124
38% 71.6 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 241
28% 217 Pts
64-Core 250
16% 250 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 61,870,669 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 3,385 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop 53%
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5570


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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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11 months ago.



3 months ago.

Very affordable and great performance. Not the best for gaming with integrated graphics, but amazing for regular use.


15 days ago.

Nice to have power when needed! Laptop idles at 7watts with screen set to lowest, HDD, MX150-0, 8GBx1. 15watts with youtube 1080 playing with browsers windows open. Normal games 20-35watts. Mid-high end games goes upto 55watts. Mixed settings of 720p medium & low playable as using MSI Afterburner to lock at 30-35FPS & Processor power setting 99% max. Temp doesn't go beyond 85 for very demanding games. Happy with it at the moment!


7 months ago.

Within 1 full year of usage, the processor is primitive.


7 months ago.

More than enough for development


11 days ago.

the chip is pretty trash considering what amd offers, also basically never hits the turbo unless undervolted


2 years ago.

Roda todos os jogos a um fps aceitavel


8 months ago.

Does it's work with 2 browsers with 30+ tabs in total, +mail client +few specific clients (XenCenter, some VPN etc), the laptop is not using the fan.


2 years ago.

Ok for everyday usage, and ever gaming and some multimedia


5 months ago.

i have performance issues with lenovo t480 on ubuntu, previous dell with 5200 was much better


15 months ago.

I've been exceptionally pleased with this processor after 3 years of usage in Asus Vivoflip notebook. Low voltage combined with efficient power management and consistent performance. No disappointments whatsoever. Perhaps the best laptop cpu I have used.


3 years ago.

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


2 years 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.


8 months ago.

Me ha funcionado muy bien, le tengo dos unidades de estado sólido y una configuracion de 32GB de RAM y anda genial


3 years ago.

pretty decent in terms of light gaming


2 months ago.

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


4 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

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


4 years 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.


3 years ago.

extremely hot, but does the job well


4 years 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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