Average Bench: 63.2% (408th of 1239)

Based on 136,952 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 63.2% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 36.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 76.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 87.6Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 32.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-8250U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 365Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 373Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 136,952 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.8 Memory 76.4 90.8
43.3 1-Core 87.6 105
79.1 2-Core 167 209
65.7% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 4-Core 277 390
163 8-Core 373 553
42.5% 325 Pts
Min Avg Max
190 64-Core 365 548
24.5% 365 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 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.3
1-Core 105
2-Core 209
76% 131 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 547
63% 481 Pts
64-Core 521
35% 521 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.3
1-Core 103
2-Core 206
75% 130 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 522
60% 457 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 103
2-Core 200
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 538
59% 458 Pts
64-Core 325
22% 325 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 105
2-Core 202
79% 133 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 136
39% 253 Pts
64-Core 133
9% 133 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.4
1-Core 102
2-Core 174
69% 117 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 504
55% 428 Pts
64-Core 507
34% 507 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 103
2-Core 204
74% 128 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 442
52% 396 Pts
64-Core 444
30% 444 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.1
1-Core 94.5
2-Core 164
65% 110 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 219
25% 193 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,566,125 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 10,004 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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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

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Excellent

15 days ago.

DAS IST MERCEDES FUR ALLER TEHNOLOGY!!! .... AMD- ZIMMER HEIZUNG!!!!!!!


Good

1 month ago.

Much better (and even cheaper) than i7-7500U


Good

6 days ago.

processor was made by stingy itself


Good

28 days ago.

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


Good

1 day ago.

Good processer with ultimate speed working


Good

2 months 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


Good

5 days ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

More than enough for development


Good

7 months ago.

Roda todos os jogos a um fps aceitavel


Excellent

2 months ago.

More than fast enough for daily use


Terrible

17 days ago.

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


Excellent

25 days ago.

Ok for everyday usage, and ever gaming and some multimedia


Good

2 months ago.

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


Good

13 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

1 month ago.

pretty decent in terms of light gaming


Poor

5 months ago.

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


Average

11 months ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.

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


Terrible

11 months ago.

No progress over previous generations on intel's part.


Excellent

14 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

10 months ago.

extremely hot, but does the job well


Excellent

19 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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