Average Bench: 56.4% (280th of 1206)

Based on 116,361 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 30%Average: 56.4% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 43.5% 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 91.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 174Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 40.4%. 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 393Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 403Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 116,361 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.5 1-Core 91.1 105
86.2 2-Core 174 209
62.8% 133 Pts
Min Avg Max
147 4-Core 294 395
190 8-Core 403 558
45.4% 349 Pts
Min Avg Max
202 64-Core 393 557
26.4% 393 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 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 210
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 563
62% 480 Pts
64-Core 415
28% 415 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 208
73% 156 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 374
53% 387 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 204
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 523
56% 436 Pts
64-Core 541
36% 541 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 202
72% 153 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 282
44% 310 Pts
64-Core 314
21% 314 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 182
67% 140 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 459
48% 379 Pts
64-Core 473
32% 473 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 189
69% 145 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 376
44% 335 Pts
64-Core 405
27% 405 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,641,434 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 8,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
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

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Good

5 days ago.

I really like this processor because I had an AMD A4 processor before the Intel I5. I got the Intel I5 just yesterday and I already really like the processor in this new laptop. 5 stars from me.


Good

17 days ago.

one of the best bench for this price


Good

13 days ago.

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


Good

8 days ago.

processor was made by stingy itself


Poor

25 days ago.

Good processer with ultimate speed working


Poor

12 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

14 days ago.

More than enough for development


Excellent

15 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Roda todos os jogos a um fps aceitavel


Good

4 days ago.

n


Excellent

6 days ago.

guido


Excellent

1 month ago.

תוכנה מאוד יפה מדויקת


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Good

8 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.


Poor

3 days ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.

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


Average

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

5 months ago.

No progress over previous generations on intel's part.


Excellent

8 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

4 months ago.

extremely hot, but does the job well


Excellent

14 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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