Intel Core i5-8259U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-8259U

Summary

Intel started Core i5-8259U sales 3 April 2018. This is Coffee Lake 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 3800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCBGA1528 processor with a TDP of 28 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 37.04 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Core i5-8259U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Achitecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Release date
3 April 2018
 

Technical specs

Core i5-8259U's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-8259U's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
3.8 GHz
 
of 5
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 core temperature
100 °C
 
of 105
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8259U 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
FCBGA1528
 
Power consumption (TDP)
28 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8259U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-8259U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8259U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-8259U.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-8259U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

37.04

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

154

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

648

x264 encoding pass 1

162

x264 encoding pass 2

39

Passmark

10790

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-8259U is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-8259U performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8259U from AMD is Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U, which is slower by 16% and lower by 90 positions in our rating.

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