Average Bench: 74.6% (241st of 1316)

Based on 2,963 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8259U CPU @ 2.30GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 74.6% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-8259U averaged 25.3% 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 82.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 106Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8259U is 20.9%. 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 520Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 516Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,963 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.1 Memory 82.7 92.1
84.5 1-Core 106 115
162 2-Core 208 229
77% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
269 4-Core 362 420
369 8-Core 516 568
56.9% 439 Pts
Min Avg Max
375 64-Core 520 570
34.9% 520 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 89.3
1-Core 110
2-Core 200
79% 133 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 532
60% 458 Pts
64-Core 543
36% 543 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 108
2-Core 210
79% 135 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 545
59% 457 Pts
64-Core 545
37% 545 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 110
2-Core 217
79% 137 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 538
60% 459 Pts
64-Core 552
37% 552 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.1
1-Core 71.9
2-Core 178
60% 105 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 495
52% 410 Pts
64-Core 490
33% 490 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 54.1
2-Core 90.8
48% 72.9 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 253
26% 203 Pts
64-Core 252
17% 252 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,114,545 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8259U Builds (Compare 2,536 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $78

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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

8 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

20 months ago.

It works perfectly on my MacBook Pro 2018


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