Average Bench: 60.1% (537th of 1369)

Based on 237,594 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 40%Average: 60.1% Great: 75%
Gaming 60%
Desktop 64%
Workstation 47%

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 39.9% 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 71.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 84.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 35.2%. 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 361Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 369Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 237,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.4 Memory 71.4 87.7
39.2 1-Core 84.5 104
73.8 2-Core 161 206
61.2% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
120 4-Core 269 379
154 8-Core 369 552
40.3% 319 Pts
Min Avg Max
171 64-Core 361 552
22.4% 361 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 86
1-Core 100
2-Core 192
73% 126 Pts
4-Core 329
8-Core 486
51% 407 Pts
64-Core 472
29% 472 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 102
2-Core 176
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 236
42% 292 Pts
64-Core 243
15% 243 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 99.3
2-Core 168
72% 119 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 323
36% 284 Pts
64-Core 318
20% 318 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.3
1-Core 101
2-Core 192
62% 115 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 319
39% 300 Pts
64-Core 276
17% 276 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.8
1-Core 45.6
2-Core 86
43% 67.1 Pts
4-Core 162
8-Core 233
25% 198 Pts
64-Core 239
15% 239 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.8
1-Core 71.4
2-Core 121
50% 84.5 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 217
25% 193 Pts
64-Core 260
16% 260 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 54.5
1-Core 101
2-Core 142
57% 99.1 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 214
22% 181 Pts
64-Core 216
13% 216 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 42.1
1-Core 78.5
2-Core 136
47% 85.6 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 250
30% 231 Pts
64-Core 261
16% 261 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,938,305 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 2,635 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop 58%
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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5 months ago.



3 months ago.

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


11 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!


1 month ago.

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


1 month ago.

More than enough for development


19 months 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


2 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.


20 months ago.

Ok for everyday usage, and ever gaming and some multimedia


2 years ago.

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


9 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.


2 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.


2 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

pretty decent in terms of light gaming


8 months ago.

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


3 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

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


3 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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