Average Bench: 77.5% (93rd of 1159)

Based on 655 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8259U CPU @ 2.30GHz
Poor: 68%Average: 77.5% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-8259U averaged 22.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-8259U near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 112Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 397Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8259U is just 18.6%. 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 565Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 520Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 655 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.6 SC Int 106 113
91.5 SC Float 112 120
96.5 SC Mixed 109 116
87.3% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
298 QC Int 368 428
322 QC Float 397 455
320 QC Mixed 381 440
86.5% 382 Pts
Min Avg Max
445 MC Int 520 555
495 MC Float 606 640
440 MC Mixed 565 605
84.2% 564 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 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 80.5
SC Mixed 116
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 440
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 638
MC Mixed 597
88% 588 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 115
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 453
QC Mixed 435
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 635
MC Mixed 592
87% 586 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 116
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 415
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 404
95% 421 Pts
MC Int 536
MC Float 636
MC Mixed 596
88% 589 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 407
QC Mixed 407
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 542
MC Float 628
MC Mixed 601
88% 590 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 387
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 524
MC Float 636
MC Mixed 592
87% 584 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 386
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 528
MC Float 643
MC Mixed 593
88% 588 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 101
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 349
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 375
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 625
MC Mixed 568
86% 577 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 109
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 373
QC Mixed 350
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 532
MC Float 618
MC Mixed 579
86% 577 Pts
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Typical Core i5-8259U Builds (Compare 1,075 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Intel NUC8BEB

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 244% - Outstanding Total price: $90

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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

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Terrible

9 months ago.

It works perfectly on my MacBook Pro 2018


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