Average Bench: 61.8% (246th of 1173)

Based on 84,196 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 61.8% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 38.2% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 94.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 91.3Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 47.8%. 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 404Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 434Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 84,196 samples)
Min Avg Max
42 SC Int 89 102
46.1 SC Float 94.2 108
43.9 SC Mixed 91.3 105
73.2% 91.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
139 QC Int 295 398
145 QC Float 321 425
138 QC Mixed 301 405
69.2% 306 Pts
Min Avg Max
193 MC Int 386 515
225 MC Float 434 595
210 MC Mixed 404 560
61% 408 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 101
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 104
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 367
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 452
MC Float 558
MC Mixed 484
74% 498 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.3
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 94.7
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 364
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 486
MC Float 543
MC Mixed 486
76% 505 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 102
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 350
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 522
MC Mixed 479
72% 484 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 338
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 516
MC Mixed 454
70% 470 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.5
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 336
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 411
MC Mixed 373
57% 381 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.4
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 98.1
79% 99.2 Pts
QC Int 322
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 325
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 526
MC Mixed 246
60% 401 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 259
70% 309 Pts
MC Int 463
MC Float 509
MC Mixed 464
72% 479 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,517,725 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 6,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
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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Terrible

4 days ago.

Amazing speed very happy with its performance


Excellent

12 days ago.

one of the best bench for this price


Excellent

6 days ago.

crappy processor, choose r5 2500u instead


Poor

23 days ago.

fast performance on parallel processing


Terrible

13 days ago.

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


Good

14 days ago.

תוכנה מאוד יפה מדויקת


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

3 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

1 month ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

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


Terrible

29 days ago.

No progress over previous generations on intel's part.


Average

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 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.


Excellent

9 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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