Average Bench: 52.5% (242nd of 1182)

Based on 88,876 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 52.5% Great: 70%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 47.4% 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 91.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 177Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 42.2%. 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 400Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 412Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 88,876 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.8 1-Core 91.5 105
85.1 2-Core 177 210
63.5% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
147 4-Core 301 406
201 8-Core 412 563
46.5% 356 Pts
Min Avg Max
215 64-Core 400 559
26.9% 400 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 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 209
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 517
62% 466 Pts
64-Core 501
34% 501 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 209
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 532
60% 458 Pts
64-Core 534
36% 534 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 209
72% 155 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 500
58% 440 Pts
64-Core 509
34% 509 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 183
69% 143 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 470
51% 398 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 96.1
2-Core 173
64% 135 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 470
49% 386 Pts
64-Core 462
31% 462 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 195
71% 150 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 557
49% 404 Pts
64-Core 258
17% 258 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 102
2-Core 188
69% 145 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 52.6
31% 185 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98
2-Core 190
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 418
36% 298 Pts
64-Core 424
28% 424 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 43.1
2-Core 105
34% 74 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 280
31% 239 Pts
64-Core 281
19% 281 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,437,268 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 7,237 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
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 (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

Surface Pro 6, Business oriented with heavy use of Bluebeam Revu, Sketchbook, AutoCad and light development, this processor takes it all in stride. Only issue is when setting the Device on battery saver. I'm of the opinion negative comments are from those with an elitist mentality.


Excellent

9 days ago.

Amazing speed very happy with its performance


Poor

1 day ago.

one of the best bench for this price


Poor

3 days ago.

crappy processor, choose r5 2500u instead


Excellent

5 days ago.

fast performance on parallel processing


Good

12 days ago.

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


Good

13 days ago.

תוכנה מאוד יפה מדויקת


Good

7 months ago.

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


Good

4 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

2 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

No progress over previous generations on intel's part.


Average

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 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

25 days ago.

extremely hot, but does the job well


Excellent

10 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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