Average Bench: 62.3% (464th of 1307)

Based on 195,964 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 42%Average: 62.3% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8250U averaged 37.7% 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 74.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 88.4Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8250U is 33.2%. 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 364Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 375Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 195,964 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.1 Memory 74.9 89.1
41.4 1-Core 88.4 104
77 2-Core 167 206
65.4% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
126 4-Core 274 381
163 8-Core 375 530
42.3% 324 Pts
Min Avg Max
185 64-Core 364 530
24.4% 364 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.4
1-Core 58.8
2-Core 201
64% 113 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 520
57% 442 Pts
64-Core 524
35% 524 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.1
1-Core 92.1
2-Core 190
68% 118 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 482
54% 417 Pts
64-Core 492
33% 492 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 103
2-Core 182
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 393
44% 335 Pts
64-Core 390
26% 390 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 73
1-Core 99.9
2-Core 197
71% 123 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 239
40% 277 Pts
64-Core 242
16% 242 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 100
2-Core 204
75% 129 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 345
31% 256 Pts
64-Core 452
30% 452 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.5
1-Core 94
2-Core 187
65% 115 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 370
40% 308 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 61.6
1-Core 47.5
2-Core 93.6
43% 67.6 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 223
25% 191 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,186,882 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8250U Builds (Compare 4,264 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 81DE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32

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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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Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

13 days ago.

my laptop runs on it, and i am happy


Terrible

11 days ago.

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


Good

6 days ago.

so far i was able to play Witcher 3 without any problems'


Excellent

7 days ago.

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


Poor

9 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


Average

2 days ago.

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


Excellent

21 days ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

More than enough for development


Good

8 months ago.

Roda todos os jogos a um fps aceitavel


Terrible

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

22 days ago.

Ok for everyday usage, and ever gaming and some multimedia


Good

9 months ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.

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


Poor

5 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

12 months ago.

pretty decent in terms of light gaming


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Average

22 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

21 months ago.

extremely hot, but does the job well


Excellent

2 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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