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.
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
CPU group: Intel Core i 8000U
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 8
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i5-8259U can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

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. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.05 GHz
Execution units: 48
Shader: 384
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9.5
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q4/2017

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 memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i5-8259U as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1528
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 6.00 MB
Architecture: Coffee Lake U
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: --

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 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
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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 i5-10300H Intel Core i5-10300H
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
5073
Intel Core i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
5019
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
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
977
Intel Core i5-7500 Intel Core i5-7500
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
977
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 Core i7-1060G7 Intel Core i7-1060G7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
972
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
972
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 Xeon D-1531 Intel Xeon D-1531
6C 12T @ 2.20 GHz
3996
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v6
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3996
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.20 GHz
3984
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3983
Intel Xeon E3-1240 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1240 v6
4C 8T @ 3.90 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
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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 i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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 i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
8086
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
8071
Intel Core i5-7440HQ Intel Core i5-7440HQ
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
8069
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
8065
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
8057
Intel Core i5-8365UE Intel Core i5-8365UE
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
8023
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U AMD Ryzen 7 3780U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
8003
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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
Intel Xeon E3-1285 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1285 v3
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
770
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 Xeon Gold 6138 Intel Xeon Gold 6138
20C 40T @ 3.70 GHz
4122
Intel Xeon Gold 6138F Intel Xeon Gold 6138F
20C 40T @ 3.70 GHz
4122
Intel Xeon Gold 6138T Intel Xeon Gold 6138T
20C 40T @ 3.70 GHz
4122
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4116
Intel Core i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
4096
Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
4096
Intel Core i7-5775R Intel Core i7-5775R
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4083
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 Xeon Gold 5122 Intel Xeon Gold 5122
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
15538
Intel Xeon Platinum 8156 Intel Xeon Platinum 8156
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
15538
Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
15429
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
15364
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
15325
Intel Core i5-8300H Intel Core i5-8300H
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
15313
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
15234
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1.82
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
1.82
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1.82
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1.81
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1.81
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1.81
Intel Core i5-6685R Intel Core i5-6685R
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1.81
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5775C Intel Core i7-5775C
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
8.34
Intel Core i7-5775R Intel Core i7-5775R
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
8.34
Intel Core i7-6785R Intel Core i7-6785R
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
8.32
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
8.29
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
8.29
Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
8.29
Intel Core i7-4770R Intel Core i7-4770R
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
8.29
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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