Average Bench: 43.7% (443rd of 1206)

Based on 230 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8500Y CPU @ 1.50GHz
Poor: 21%Average: 43.7% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8500Y averaged 56.2% 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 85.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 137Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8500Y is 42.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8500Y performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 189Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 191Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 230 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.2 1-Core 85.8 126
59.7 2-Core 137 203
54.5% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
83 4-Core 193 288
93.5 8-Core 191 284
26.2% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
103 64-Core 189 284
12.7% 189 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 103
2-Core 178
68% 140 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 236
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 156
61% 125 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 193
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76.8
2-Core 148
53% 112 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 188
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 46.1
2-Core 89.9
32% 68 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 167
24% 173 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 57.3
2-Core 81.8
35% 69.6 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 152
21% 152 Pts
64-Core 148
10% 148 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 33
2-Core 110
31% 71.3 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 195
24% 181 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 34.9
2-Core 75.8
26% 55.4 Pts
4-Core 105
8-Core 114
15% 110 Pts
64-Core 150
10% 150 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,586,620 CPUs tested.

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Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-8500Y Processor (4M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Code NameAmber Lake Y
Launch DateQ3'18
Processor Numberi7-8500Y
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$393.00
Clock Speed1.50 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.20 GHz
Bus Speed4 GT/s OPI
Max TDP5 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 615
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory16 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesLPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth29.8 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes10

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
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes

Package

Package Size20mm X 16.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1515

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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Average

5 months ago.

Seriously. people think of the i7-8500Y to peform pretty well but considering its a 7 watt chip its world class performance in this watt. but cant even beat a pentium N5000? Patethic.but who am i kidding! this is still a weak i7. but the 7 watt tdp makes it a very wise option for a meh i7


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