Average Bench: 63.1% (457th of 1323)

Based on 222,524 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 63.1% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
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 74.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 88.4Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 31%. 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 384Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 392Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 222,524 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.8 Memory 74.7 89.8
44.3 1-Core 88.4 103
87.1 2-Core 170 205
65.7% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 4-Core 285 382
183 8-Core 392 551
44% 338 Pts
Min Avg Max
202 64-Core 384 548
25.7% 384 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 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 103
2-Core 190
77% 128 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 514
58% 443 Pts
64-Core 533
36% 533 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.7
1-Core 103
2-Core 192
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 540
58% 450 Pts
64-Core 520
35% 520 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.9
1-Core 102
2-Core 194
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 493
54% 417 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 101
2-Core 177
75% 123 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 373
42% 324 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 102
2-Core 203
73% 127 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 318
45% 326 Pts
64-Core 336
23% 336 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 102
2-Core 195
75% 127 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 346
40% 308 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.4
1-Core 88.6
2-Core 166
65% 110 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 339
42% 312 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.7
1-Core 98.7
2-Core 151
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 41.3
32% 188 Pts
64-Core 395
26% 395 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,527,294 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 6,717 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

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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

2 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

12 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!


Poor

2 days ago.

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


Poor

2 months ago.

More than enough for development


Good

16 months ago.

Roda todos os jogos a um fps aceitavel


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Ok for everyday usage, and ever gaming and some multimedia


Good

17 months ago.

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


Good

21 months ago.

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


Poor

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

20 months ago.

pretty decent in terms of light gaming


Poor

12 months ago.

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


Average

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 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.


Average

2 years ago.

extremely hot, but does the job well


Excellent

3 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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