Intel Core i5-8250U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-8250U

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i5-8250U sales 21 August 2017 at a recommended price of $297. This is Kaby Lake Refresh architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office 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 FC-BGA1356 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 16.16 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

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
Intel Core i5
 
Achitecture codename
Kaby Lake Refresh
 
Release date
21 August 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$297
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)

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
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
of 32 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
6 MB
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Die size
123 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
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
 
Socket
FC-BGA1356
 
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 

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.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Speed Shift
+
 
My WiFi
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
Smart Response
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-8250U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-8250U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-8250U.
Integrated graphics
 
Max video memory
32 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8250U's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
DVI
+
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8250U's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8250U's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
OpenGL
4.4
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i5-8250U's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

16.16

3DMark06 CPU

6348

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

5533

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

17987

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.64

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

5.9

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

3242

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

12742

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

4029

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

12131

Passmark

7655

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-8250U is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

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 Turion II Ultra M660, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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