Intel Core i5-8259U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-8259U has 4 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 8. gen of the Intel Core i5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the BGA 1528 socket and was released in Q2/2018. The Intel Core i5-8259U scores 973 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 3,983 points.
Intel Core i5-8259U

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i5-8259U. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i5-8259U.

Name: Intel Core i5-8259U
Family: Intel Core i5 (328)
CPU group: Intel Core i 8000U (8)
Architecture: Coffee Lake U
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 8
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-8259U has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-8259U is 2.30 GHz (3.80 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 8
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.80 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 3.20 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-8259U has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i5-8259U uses the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, which has 384 texture shaders and 48 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.05 GHz
Compute units: 48
Shader: 384
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q4/2017
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9.5
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

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 processor can use up to 32 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 38.4 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

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 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 28 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 28 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-8259U is made in 14 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 6.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1528
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: Q2/2018
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-8259U 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.

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Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
60
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
59
Intel Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
59
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
58
Intel Processor N95 Intel Processor N95
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
58
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
58
Intel Core i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
58

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-8400T Intel Core i5-8400T
6C 6T @ 3.30 GHz
272
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
266
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
262
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
255
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
251
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
250
Intel Core i3-9100 Intel Core i3-9100
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
250

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.
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
1091
Microsoft XBox Series S Microsoft XBox Series S
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
1084
Intel Core i5-10500 Intel Core i5-10500
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1082
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1079
Intel Core i5-1034G1 Intel Core i5-1034G1
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1078
Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel Core i5-1035G1
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1078
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1074

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 7520U AMD Ryzen 5 7520U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
5214
Intel Core i5-10300H Intel Core i5-10300H
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
5073
Intel Core i5-1038NG7 Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
4995
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4986
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
4936
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
4921
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4832

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 i3-9100E Intel Core i3-9100E
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
975
Intel Core i5-8600T Intel Core i5-8600T
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
975
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
974
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
973
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
973
Intel Xeon Silver 4214R Intel Xeon Silver 4214R
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
972
Intel Core i5-5675R Intel Core i5-5675R
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
972

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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
4001
Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3994
Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3986
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3983
Intel Core i7-7820HK Intel Core i7-7820HK
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
3982
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3975
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3968

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 Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1172
Intel Xeon Silver 4216 Intel Xeon Silver 4216
16C 32T @ 3.20 GHz
1170
Intel Core i3-7300T Intel Core i3-7300T
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1169
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1167
Intel Core i5-8500T Intel Core i5-8500T
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
1167
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1167
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
1167

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 Xeon E3-1271 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4328
Intel Core i3-8350K Intel Core i3-8350K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
4326
Intel Xeon E5-1630 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1630 v3
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4322
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4316
Intel Core i7-5775C Intel Core i7-5775C
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
4309
Intel Xeon D-1577 Intel Xeon D-1577
16C 32T @ 1.30 GHz
4308
Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5 Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
4307

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.
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L
28C 56T @ 4.00 GHz
378
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280M Intel Xeon Platinum 8280M
28C 56T @ 4.00 GHz
378
Intel Xeon Platinum 8284 Intel Xeon Platinum 8284
28C 56T @ 4.00 GHz
378
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
377
AMD EPYC 7552 AMD EPYC 7552
48C 96T @ 3.30 GHz
377
AMD EPYC 7642 AMD EPYC 7642
48C 96T @ 3.30 GHz
377
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 Intel Xeon Platinum 8180
28C 56T @ 3.80 GHz
376

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.
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1702
Intel Core i7-7700HQ Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1701
Intel Core i5-8300H Intel Core i5-8300H
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1689
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1684
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1683
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1660
Intel Xeon E-2234 Intel Xeon E-2234
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
1654

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.
Intel Core i5-5350H Intel Core i5-5350H
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 @ 1.05 GHz
806
Intel Core i5-5575R Intel Core i5-5575R
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 @ 1.05 GHz
806
Intel Core i7-5750HQ Intel Core i7-5750HQ
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 @ 1.05 GHz
806
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 @ 1.05 GHz
806
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
Intel Iris Graphics 6100 @ 1.05 GHz
806
Intel Core i5-4570R Intel Core i5-4570R
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 @ 1.25 GHz
800
Intel Core i5-14500HX Intel Core i5-14500HX
Intel UHD Graphics 13th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.55 GHz
794

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 i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
59
Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
57
Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
55
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
52
Intel Core i5-4670 Intel Core i5-4670
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
51
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
49
Intel Core i5-8300H Intel Core i5-8300H
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
48

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.
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1780B AMD Ryzen Embedded V1780B
4C 8T @ 3.35 GHz
8097
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
4C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
8093
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
8086
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
8061
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
8058
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
8051
Intel Core i5-1035G4 Intel Core i5-1035G4
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
8050

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 Xeon E3-1271 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2066
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 2.30 GHz
2065
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2062
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2058
Intel Core i5-10310U Intel Core i5-10310U
4C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
2057
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
2048
Intel Core i7-7700T Intel Core i7-7700T
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
2046

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
163
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
163
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
163
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
162
Intel Core i5-8305G Intel Core i5-8305G
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
162
Intel Xeon Platinum 8156 Intel Xeon Platinum 8156
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
162
Intel Xeon Platinum 8158 Intel Xeon Platinum 8158
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
162

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 Core i5-1038NG7 Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
781
Intel Core i7-5950HQ Intel Core i7-5950HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
778
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1500 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1500
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
775
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
774
Intel Core i7-5775R Intel Core i7-5775R
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
774
Intel Core i7-5775C Intel Core i7-5775C
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
774
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ3 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ3
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
771

Benchmarks





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