Average Bench: 52.7% (681st of 1404)

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 Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.5
1-Core 110
2-Core 211
78% 136 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 477
52% 413 Pts
64-Core 468
29% 468 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 97.2
2-Core 164
67% 113 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 316
38% 292 Pts
64-Core 382
24% 382 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 83.5
2-Core 141
60% 99.8 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 296
32% 255 Pts
64-Core 364
22% 364 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 71
1-Core 67.5
2-Core 116
52% 84.7 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 251
28% 220 Pts
64-Core 287
18% 287 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.4
1-Core 40.4
2-Core 85.2
45% 68 Pts
4-Core 81.3
8-Core 59.8
10% 70.6 Pts
64-Core 71.2
4% 71.2 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.4
1-Core 47.4
2-Core 113
45% 74.5 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 207
22% 177 Pts
64-Core 212
13% 212 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 50.9
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 137
43% 78.5 Pts
4-Core 205
8-Core 280
31% 243 Pts
64-Core 269
17% 269 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 19
1-Core 19.2
2-Core 31.5
14% 23.2 Pts
4-Core 69.7
8-Core 119
12% 94.3 Pts
64-Core 116
7% 116 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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1 hr ago.

its better than my frineds loloolol


2 months ago.

Best midrange cpu for normal users


24 days ago.

I need version remastered for this processor


19 hrs ago.

this cpu has great performance in my works


18 months ago.

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


16 months ago.

Very fast for medium gaming and work in my opinion


2 years ago.

Excelente custo benefício, rápido e muito econômico.


2 years ago.

It throttles but not as much as AMD!


18 months ago.

Although gets hot quickly but performs like super star


20 months 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


3 years ago.

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


8 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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