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 26.30 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

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
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
1 MB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
6 MB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7
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
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

26.30

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

6

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

144

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

557

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

7660

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 Ryzen 7 2700U, which is slower by 3% and lower by 11 positions in our rating.

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