Intel Core i5-8250U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-8250U

Summary

Intel started Core i5-8250U sales 21 August 2017 at a recommended price of $297. This is Kaby Lake Refresh architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.4 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a BGA1356 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 27.57 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-7980XE.

General info

Of Core i5-8250U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Core i5
 
Achitecture codename
Kaby Lake Refresh
 
Release date
21 August 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$297
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i5-8250U's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-8250U's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
3.4 GHz
 
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
1 MB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
6 MB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Die size
123 mm2
 
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8250U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
BGA1356
 
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
of 320 (Xeon Phi 7295)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8250U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-8250U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8250U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-8250U.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 

CPU benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-8250U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

27.57

3DMark06 CPU

6302

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

5532

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

18051

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.64

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

6

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

144

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

555

WinRAR 4.0

3991

x264 encoding pass 1

138

x264 encoding pass 2

32

TrueCrypt AES

3.5

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

3196

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

12691

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

4020

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

12116

Passmark

7660

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-8250U is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Core i3-530
recommended Core i5-650
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Core i3-4340
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Phenom X3 8650
recommended Core i5-650
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Core 2 Quad Q6600
recommended Core i5-3470
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Core i3-560
recommended Core i5-2500K
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Core 2 Duo E6600
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Pentium D 915
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Celeron 450
recommended Pentium 4 630
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Celeron 2.20
recommended Celeron D 352
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Core i5-8250U performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Core i5-8250U
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Pentium D 915

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-8250U performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8250U from AMD is Ryzen 7 2700U, which is slower by 3% and lower by 14 positions in our rating.

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