Intel Core i5-8250U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-8250U is a 4 core processor. It can handle 8 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q3/2017. The Intel Core i5-8250U is based on the 8. generation of the Intel Core i5 series and requires a mainboard with the socket BGA 1356. The Intel Core i5-8250U scores 753 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 2,956 points.
Intel Core i5-8250U

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Intel Core i5-8250U belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Intel Core i5-8250U.

Name: Intel Core i5-8250U
Family: Intel Core i5 (328)
CPU group: Intel Core i 8000U (7)
Architecture: Kaby Lake U Refresh
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 8
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 4 CPU cores of the Intel Core i5-8250U clock with 1.60 GHz (3.40 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 8
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 2.30 GHz

Internal Graphics

With the Intel UHD Graphics 620, the Intel Core i5-8250U has an build in graphic solution. It has 24 SM processors, which have a total of 192 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 620
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.10 GHz
Compute units: 24
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2016
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9.5
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 16 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-8250U supports up to 32 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2400
38.4 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 12
PCIe Bandwidth: 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i5-8250U has a TDP of 15 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-8250U has a 6.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1356
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 6.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q3/2017
Release price: 385 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-8250U have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
900
Intel Core i3-1000G4 Intel Core i3-1000G4
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
898
Intel Core i3-1000NG4 Intel Core i3-1000NG4
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
898
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
897
Intel Core i3-8100B Intel Core i3-8100B
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
896
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
896
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
896

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-4800MQ Intel Core i7-4800MQ
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3163
Intel Core i3-7350K Intel Core i3-7350K
2C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
3136
Intel Core i5-1130G7 Intel Core i5-1130G7
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
3129
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3118
Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3097
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2911
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2865

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-7Y57 Intel Core i5-7Y57
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
757
Intel Core i7-4770HQ Intel Core i7-4770HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
755
Intel Core i7-5557U Intel Core i7-5557U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
754
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
753
Intel Core i5-6360U Intel Core i5-6360U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
753
Intel Xeon E5-2658 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2658 v3
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
752
Intel Core i7-4785T Intel Core i7-4785T
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
752

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 Intel Core i5-1030NG7
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
2963
Intel Xeon D-1527 Intel Xeon D-1527
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
2963
Intel Core i7-4750HQ Intel Core i7-4750HQ
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2960
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2956
Intel Core i5-6440EQ Intel Core i5-6440EQ
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2956
Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
2956
Intel Xeon D-1520 Intel Xeon D-1520
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
2948

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v3
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1131
Intel Xeon E5-2678 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2678 v3
12C 24T @ 3.30 GHz
1131
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1128
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1127
Intel Core i3-10100Y Intel Core i3-10100Y
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1127
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
14C 28T @ 3.50 GHz
1127
Intel Xeon Silver 4210R Intel Xeon Silver 4210R
10C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
1126

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i7-4712MQ Intel Core i7-4712MQ
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3320
Intel Core i7-4712HQ Intel Core i7-4712HQ
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3316
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
3314
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3311
Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3305
AMD Ryzen 3 2300X AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3279
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3276

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 3450U AMD Ryzen 5 3450U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
349
Intel Processor N95 Intel Processor N95
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
349
Intel Xeon Gold 6126 Intel Xeon Gold 6126
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
349
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
348
Intel Core i3-1000NG4 Intel Core i3-1000NG4
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
348
Intel Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
347
Intel Core i5-5675C Intel Core i5-5675C
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
346

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1515
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U AMD Ryzen 7 3780U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1515
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1515
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1509
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1502
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1483
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1483

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
AMD Radeon HD 8570D @ 0.84 GHz
432
AMD A8-5545M AMD A8-5545M
AMD Radeon HD 8510G @ 0.55 GHz
425
AMD FX-7500 AMD FX-7500
AMD Radeon R7 - 512 (Kaveri) @ 0.55 GHz
425
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel UHD Graphics 620 @ 1.10 GHz
422
Intel Pentium Gold G6505T Intel Pentium Gold G6505T
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.10 GHz
422
Intel Pentium Gold G6505 Intel Pentium Gold G6505
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.10 GHz
422
Intel Pentium Gold G6605 Intel Pentium Gold G6605
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.10 GHz
422

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core i5-8300H Intel Core i5-8300H
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
48
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 AMD Ryzen 5 1400
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
47
Intel Core i7-10510U Intel Core i7-10510U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
47
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
46
AMD FX-8350 AMD FX-8350
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
45
Intel Core i5-4570 Intel Core i5-4570
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
43
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
42

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i5-7600T Intel Core i5-7600T
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
5924
Intel Core i7-5750HQ Intel Core i7-5750HQ
4C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
5915
Intel Core i7-3840QM Intel Core i7-3840QM
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
5911
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
5901
AMD Ryzen 3 3350U AMD Ryzen 3 3350U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
5894
Intel Xeon D-1521 Intel Xeon D-1521
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
5894
Intel Core i3-8300T Intel Core i3-8300T
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
5880

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i5-4570 Intel Core i5-4570
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
699
Intel Core i7-8650U Intel Core i7-8650U
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
700
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
4C 4T @ 3.65 GHz
701.4
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
705.3
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
707.1
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Intel Core i5-6300HQ
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
720.4
Intel Core i7-4712MQ Intel Core i7-4712MQ
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
722.5

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
368
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
365
Intel Core i7-7700HQ Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
362
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
361
Intel Core i5-7300HQ Intel Core i5-7300HQ
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
359
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
359
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 AMD Ryzen 5 1400
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
357

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-1035G4 Intel Core i5-1035G4
4C 8T @ 1.10 GHz
1700
Intel Core i7-3840QM Intel Core i7-3840QM
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
1699
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1690
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
1680
Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel Core i5-1035G1
4C 8T @ 1.00 GHz
1679
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1675
Intel Core i7-3720QM Intel Core i7-3720QM
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
1672

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-8300 Intel Core i3-8300
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
158
Intel Core i5-7287U Intel Core i5-7287U
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
158
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
158
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
157
Intel Pentium Gold G5420 Intel Pentium Gold G5420
2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
157
Intel Core i5-8310Y Intel Core i5-8310Y
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
157
Intel Core i5-7600T Intel Core i5-7600T
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
157

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
556
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
553
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
551
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
549
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
549
Intel Core i7-4702MQ Intel Core i7-4702MQ
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
549
Intel Core i7-4702HQ Intel Core i7-4702HQ
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
549

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

With the Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel now also brings real 4 cores in the U segment. This means that the performance has almost doubled compared to the previous model. In the U segment, you should definitely use an 8th generation (or higher) processor.

The Intel Core i5-8250U clocks its 4 cores with up to 2.3 GHz, the base clock is 1.6 GHz. The processor can accelerate individual cores up to 3.4 GHz. This means that the Intel Core i5-8250U also plays a role in single-core applications.

Thanks to its Hyper-Threading capability, the Intel Core i5-8250U can provide the processor with 8 logical cores. This means that the processor is also suitable for simple virtualization tasks for which you can never have enough logical cores. Thanks to AES-Ni, most encryption tasks are processed directly in hardware with almost no loss of performance. With modern processors it is therefore advisable to protect your drive with Windows’s own Bitlocker encryption.

Intel has given the Intel Core i5-8250U 6 MB level 3 cache. In dual-channel mode, RAM with the standard DDR4-2400 can be installed. It can connect devices via PCIe 3.0 with up to 12 lines, which should be sufficient for most notebooks. In many notebooks, the RAM cannot be retrofitted because it is soldered. Therefore, when buying a notebook, you should make sure that there is either enough RAM installed (8-16 GB) or that the RAM can be upgraded if necessary.

The Intel Core i5-8250U has the Intel UHD Graphics 620 as the internal graphics. This calculates with 24 execution units, which the processor can clock with up to 1.1 GHz. This is sufficient for simple games in full HD resolution. The GPU supports Direct-X 12.



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