Average Bench: 62.1% (509th of 1355)

Based on 247,761 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 62.1% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 37.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 74.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 30.8%. 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 370Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 378Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 247,761 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.6 Memory 74.4 89.5
42.8 1-Core 86.5 103
80.5 2-Core 165 204
64.5% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 4-Core 274 369
193 8-Core 378 536
42.4% 326 Pts
Min Avg Max
204 64-Core 370 531
24.9% 370 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 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 88
2-Core 193
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 419
51% 386 Pts
64-Core 435
29% 435 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 94.6
2-Core 181
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 473
51% 395 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 102
2-Core 202
72% 125 Pts
4-Core 367
8-Core 516
57% 442 Pts
64-Core 352
24% 352 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 97.6
2-Core 197
73% 125 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 268
43% 306 Pts
64-Core 349
23% 349 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.1
1-Core 103
2-Core 205
72% 127 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 471
52% 399 Pts
64-Core 464
31% 464 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.8
1-Core 84.7
2-Core 142
56% 95.4 Pts
4-Core 289
8-Core 355
43% 322 Pts
64-Core 354
24% 354 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.9
1-Core 77
2-Core 115
56% 88.3 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 254
27% 212 Pts
64-Core 209
14% 209 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,548,069 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 7,868 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5570

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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

19 days ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

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


Good

8 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!


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

More than enough for development


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Good

23 months ago.

Roda todos os jogos a um fps aceitavel


Excellent

1 month 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.


Excellent

15 months ago.

Ok for everyday usage, and ever gaming and some multimedia


Good

24 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 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.


Good

2 years ago.

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


Poor

20 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 years ago.

pretty decent in terms of light gaming


Good

3 months ago.

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


Average

3 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

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.


Average

2 years ago.

extremely hot, but does the job well


Excellent

3 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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