Average Bench: 62.8% (430th of 1264)

Based on 163,571 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 46%Average: 62.8% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 37.2% 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 75.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 88.4Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 31.8%. 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 368Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 379Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 163,571 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.8 Memory 75.6 90.6
44.4 1-Core 88.4 105
84.6 2-Core 167 209
65.6% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 4-Core 276 391
182 8-Core 379 550
42.7% 327 Pts
Min Avg Max
207 64-Core 368 535
24.7% 368 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 80.9
1-Core 105
2-Core 209
76% 131 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 549
62% 477 Pts
64-Core 552
37% 552 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.2
1-Core 105
2-Core 210
73% 128 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 493
58% 442 Pts
64-Core 265
18% 265 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 104
2-Core 182
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 438
47% 368 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 98.4
2-Core 209
78% 133 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 250
35% 253 Pts
64-Core 250
17% 250 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.8
1-Core 101
2-Core 193
71% 123 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 413
50% 378 Pts
64-Core 429
29% 429 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 93.1
2-Core 192
70% 121 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 45.1
32% 189 Pts
64-Core 539
36% 539 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.1
1-Core 28.5
2-Core 174
52% 92.6 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 200
36% 250 Pts
64-Core 411
28% 411 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 84
2-Core 138
62% 99.7 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 300
33% 257 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,214,012 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 2,360 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 81DE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $28

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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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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

21 hrs ago.

Better than other in this tier


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Poor

2 days ago.

Do the job well. Its nice to have wide range of clockspeed so u can adjust between the performance and power consumption


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

3 days ago.

Good processer with ultimate speed working


Poor

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

3 months ago.

It is an ok processor for day to day use and can be used for light and occasional gaming.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Roda todos os jogos a um fps aceitavel


Excellent

3 months ago.

More than enough for development


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Ok for everyday usage, and ever gaming and some multimedia


Good

2 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

17 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

5 months ago.

pretty decent in terms of light gaming


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Average

15 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

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


Terrible

15 months ago.

No progress over previous generations on intel's part.


Excellent

18 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

14 months ago.

extremely hot, but does the job well


Excellent

23 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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