Average Bench: 67.7% (102nd of 1182)

Based on 896 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8259U CPU @ 2.30GHz
Poor: 52%Average: 67.7% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8259U averaged 32.2% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 213Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8259U is 24.2%. 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 561Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 560Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 896 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.2 1-Core 108 116
175 2-Core 213 232
75.8% 161 Pts
Min Avg Max
285 4-Core 383 441
424 8-Core 560 601
60.8% 471 Pts
Min Avg Max
404 64-Core 561 603
37.7% 561 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 116
2-Core 231
82% 174 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 592
68% 517 Pts
64-Core 599
40% 599 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 230
75% 165 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 599
68% 519 Pts
64-Core 589
40% 589 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 219
79% 167 Pts
4-Core 435
8-Core 585
67% 510 Pts
64-Core 586
39% 586 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 214
76% 161 Pts
4-Core 435
8-Core 582
66% 508 Pts
64-Core 566
38% 566 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 112
2-Core 219
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 530
59% 455 Pts
64-Core 554
37% 554 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 207
72% 154 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 504
55% 427 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93
2-Core 194
67% 143 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 462
52% 403 Pts
64-Core 511
34% 511 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,239,635 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-8259U Builds (Compare 1,470 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Intel NUC8BEB

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average 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

Added n/a ago.

Terrible

12 months ago.

It works perfectly on my MacBook Pro 2018


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