Average Bench: 74.3% (249th of 1323)

Based on 3,465 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8259U CPU @ 2.30GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 74.3% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-8259U averaged 25.6% 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 81.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 106Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8259U is 22.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-8259U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 515Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 515Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,465 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.2 Memory 81.9 92.4
85.7 1-Core 106 116
163 2-Core 208 230
76.8% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 4-Core 364 426
361 8-Core 515 587
56.9% 439 Pts
Min Avg Max
349 64-Core 515 589
34.5% 515 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 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.6
1-Core 113
2-Core 227
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 585
62% 482 Pts
64-Core 590
40% 590 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 114
2-Core 225
84% 144 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 536
60% 461 Pts
64-Core 534
36% 534 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 111
2-Core 203
80% 134 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 535
61% 467 Pts
64-Core 503
34% 503 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 114
2-Core 224
80% 140 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 589
61% 481 Pts
64-Core 543
36% 543 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.9
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 210
73% 128 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 582
64% 492 Pts
64-Core 566
38% 566 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 113
2-Core 225
79% 138 Pts
4-Core 368
8-Core 588
61% 478 Pts
64-Core 584
39% 584 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.5
1-Core 114
2-Core 227
78% 138 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 393
55% 400 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 101
2-Core 198
78% 131 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 404
43% 338 Pts
64-Core 361
24% 361 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.2
1-Core 109
2-Core 200
74% 128 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 580
58% 462 Pts
64-Core 578
39% 578 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,520,455 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8259U Builds (Compare 2,916 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Intel NUC8BEB

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $65

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-8259U Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ2'18
Processor Numberi5-8259U
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.30 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.80 GHz
Bus Speed4 GT/s OPI
Max TDP28 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 655
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 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 Bandwidth37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

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
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes

Package

Package Size46x24
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1528

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

12 months ago.

I am the GB user that gets most of the high scores nucs should have their own sections as the are constantly 10% above apple pcs therefore would be classed as very high performance CPU that can run ultimate performance on win 10 pro!


Good

2 years ago.

It works perfectly on my MacBook Pro 2018


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