Intel Core i5-8259U vs Core i5-8269U

General info

Comparing Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.63
 
8.29
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
Intel Core i5
Architecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Coffee Lake
Launch date
5 April 2018 (3 years ago)
 
5 April 2018 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$320
 
$320
Price now
$719 (2.2x MSRP)
 
$54 (0.2x MSRP)

Technical specs

Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
4 (Quad-Core)
Threads
8
 
8
Base clock speed
2.3 GHz
 
2.6 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.8 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
6 MB (shared)
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
123 mm2
 
123 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
72 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCBGA1528
 
FCBGA1528
Thermal design power (TDP)
28 Watt
 
28 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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

Security technologies

Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
MPX
+
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U are enumerated here.

AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
 
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
37.5 GB/s
 
37.5 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Max video memory
32 GB
 
32 GB
Quick Sync Video
+
 
+
Clear Video
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
1.1 GHz
InTru 3D
+
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
+
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
+
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@30Hz
 
4096x2304@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
12
 
12
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-8259U 9.35 +1.9%
i5-8269U 9.18

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

i5-8259U 8207 +1.9%
i5-8269U 8055

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-8259U and Core i5-8269U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

i5-8259U satisfies the 100% minimum and 98% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%

i5-8269U satisfies the 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%

Competitors of Core i5-8259U from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8259U from AMD is Ryzen 5 3550H, which is slower by 1% and lower by 12 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-8259U:

Competitors of Core i5-8269U from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8269U from AMD is Ryzen 5 3550H, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-8269U:

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8259U

1.9% better performance in benchmarks

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8269U

Cheaper ($54 vs $719)

Higher boost clock speed (4200 vs 3800 MHz)

Higher base clock speed (2600 vs 2300 MHz)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i5-8259U and Intel Core i5-8269U. The differences in performance seem too small.

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