Intel Core i5-8259U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-8259U

Summary

Intel started Core i5-8259U sales 2 April 2018 at a recommended price of $320. 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 3.80 GHz 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 DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 34.63 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

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
 
Series
Intel Core i5
 
Achitecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Release date
2 April 2018
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$320
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)

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 (FX-9590)
FSB
4 GT / s
 
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
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
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 i5-8259U 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
 
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.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
eDRAM
128 MB
 
Speed Shift
+
 
My WiFi
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-8259U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
MPX
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-8259U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
37.5 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-8259U.
Integrated graphics
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 (300 - 1050 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
Max video memory
32 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8259U's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
DVI
+
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8259U's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@30Hz
 
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8259U's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i5-8259U's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

34.63

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

11019

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 3750H, which is slower by 18% and lower by 139 positions in our rating.

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