Average Bench: 49.4% (769th of 1307)

Based on 457 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8500Y CPU @ 1.50GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 49.4% Great: 64%
Gaming 49%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 35%
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Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-8500Y averaged 50.6% 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 67.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8500Y is 28.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8500Y performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 177Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 181Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 457 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.3 Memory 67.5 79.9
30.2 1-Core 82.7 122
51.3 2-Core 130 198
57.2% 93.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
82.5 4-Core 183 282
93.5 8-Core 181 278
24.9% 182 Pts
Min Avg Max
93.7 64-Core 177 276
11.9% 177 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.1
1-Core 115
2-Core 184
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 241
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 93.9
2-Core 141
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 245
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.7
1-Core 108
2-Core 137
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 187
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 89.6
2-Core 115
59% 92.9 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 144
20% 149 Pts
64-Core 143
10% 143 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.2
1-Core 56.8
2-Core 88.5
48% 72.2 Pts
4-Core 107
8-Core 104
14% 106 Pts
64-Core 102
7% 102 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.4
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 106
50% 80 Pts
4-Core 136
8-Core 128
18% 132 Pts
64-Core 128
9% 128 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.4
1-Core 78
2-Core 73.1
50% 73.5 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 142
16% 122 Pts
64-Core 117
8% 117 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.7
1-Core 103
2-Core 164
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 141
8-Core 143
19% 142 Pts
64-Core 144
10% 144 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,079,147 CPUs tested.

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Gaming 8%
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Desktop 54%
Workstation 8%
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System: Dell XPS 13 9365

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $95

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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


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


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


Package Size20mm X 16.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1515

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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8 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.

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