Average Bench: 56.7% (276th of 1206)

Based on 120,889 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 30%Average: 56.7% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 43.3% 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 90.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 176Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 41.4%. 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 392Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 402Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 120,889 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.7 1-Core 90.9 105
90.1 2-Core 176 210
63.1% 133 Pts
Min Avg Max
143 4-Core 297 405
191 8-Core 402 560
45.6% 350 Pts
Min Avg Max
178 64-Core 392 559
26.3% 392 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 210
74% 158 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 566
60% 471 Pts
64-Core 419
28% 419 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 208
74% 156 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 506
57% 439 Pts
64-Core 497
33% 497 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 208
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 520
58% 445 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 172
67% 138 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 550
56% 443 Pts
64-Core 544
36% 544 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 180
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 368
45% 340 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.6
2-Core 143
49% 105 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 371
39% 307 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.3
2-Core 135
50% 104 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 235
31% 228 Pts
64-Core 224
15% 224 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,933,441 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 8,686 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
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

3 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.


Poor

18 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

processor was made by stingy itself


Good

16 days ago.

Good processer with ultimate speed working


Good

1 month 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

13 days ago.

More than enough for development


Excellent

24 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

More than fast enough for daily use


Good

2 months ago.

Roda todos os jogos a um fps aceitavel


Good

10 days ago.

Ok for everyday usage, and ever gaming and some multimedia


Poor

27 days ago.

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


Good

9 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

1 month ago.

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


Average

7 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

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


Terrible

7 months ago.

No progress over previous generations on intel's part.


Excellent

10 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

6 months ago.

extremely hot, but does the job well


Excellent

15 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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