Average Bench: 52.7% (716th of 1439)

Based on 87,841 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000806EB, BFEBFBFF000806EC Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8265U CPU @ 1.60GHz
Poor: 24%Average: 52.7% Great: 71%
Gaming 53%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-8265U averaged 47.2% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 63.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 81.7Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8265U is 47.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-8265U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 313Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 313Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 87,841 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.7 Memory 63.2 84.1
34.3 1-Core 81.7 110
64.3 2-Core 148 216
56.4% 97.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
107 4-Core 234 362
158 8-Core 313 485
34.8% 274 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 64-Core 313 463
19.4% 313 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 108
2-Core 223
75% 136 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 345
47% 350 Pts
64-Core 391
24% 391 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.9
1-Core 99.3
2-Core 172
69% 117 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 343
39% 306 Pts
64-Core 340
21% 340 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 95.4
2-Core 160
67% 113 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 315
36% 280 Pts
64-Core 353
22% 353 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 93
2-Core 158
65% 110 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 292
33% 260 Pts
64-Core 303
19% 303 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 64
2-Core 120
53% 86.7 Pts
4-Core 151
8-Core 173
21% 162 Pts
64-Core 219
14% 219 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.1
1-Core 48
2-Core 92.6
45% 70.2 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 246
26% 207 Pts
64-Core 250
16% 250 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 50
1-Core 90
2-Core 167
56% 102 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 354
39% 307 Pts
64-Core 338
21% 338 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.9
1-Core 59.6
2-Core 102
47% 76.1 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 266
26% 210 Pts
64-Core 250
16% 250 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.2
1-Core 37.8
2-Core 75
40% 60 Pts
4-Core 142
8-Core 212
22% 177 Pts
64-Core 211
13% 211 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Gaming 7%
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Desktop 54%
Workstation 6%
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System: HP Laptop 15-da1xxx


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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameWhiskey Lake
Launch DateQ3'18
Processor Numberi5-8265U
# 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 Price$297.00
Clock Speed1.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.90 GHz
Bus Speed4 GT/s OPI
Max TDP15 W


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
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory32 GB


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
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes


Package Size46x24
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1528

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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2 months ago.

Ok for studying and can do slight lag 4k youtube videos but can handle 1080p very efficiently.Good for light gamers but not for 3d games like Minecraft or fortnite


10 months ago.

Best midrange cpu for normal users


1 month ago.

I need version remastered for this processor


1 month ago.

this cpu has great performance in my works


2 years ago.

about 3.88 ghz turbo boost i saw a few minutes ago.


7 months ago.

Very fast for medium gaming and work in my opinion


2 years ago.

Excelente custo benefício, rápido e muito econômico.


3 years ago.

It throttles but not as much as AMD!


9 months ago.

i use this cpu daily absolutely fine for modern tasks


2 years ago.

Although gets hot quickly but performs like super star


2 years ago.

Good, but the integrated video is not good for 3d games like minecraft, which is in the 47 fps range, but apart from that it is much faster than life's ryzen 3 pro 3300u and ryzen 5 2500u, and it's very economical with TDP 15W


4 years ago.

If there is cold, then the Turbo Boost is awesome.


20 months ago.

I like it a lot, it's in my first laptop, which I got new. While it doesn't get to it's max turbo ever, except if I benchmarked in a fridge and made power limit non-existent, it's still great for minor gaming, photo editing, etc. The igpu isn't the greatest, but it's alright for everyday tasks.

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