Intel Core i5-8279U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-8279U 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 Q2/2019.
Intel Core i5-8279U

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i5-8279U. 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 i5-8279U.

Name: Intel Core i5-8279U
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 i5-8279U 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: 2.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 3.60 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-8279U 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): 1.15 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
LPDDR3-2133
Max. Memory:
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 / PBP): 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 i5-8279U 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: Q2/2019
Release price: 320 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-8279U 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 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 Threadripper 1900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
403
Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
403
Intel Core i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
403
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
402
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
402
Intel Core i3-1005G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
402
Intel Core i7-7600U Intel Core i7-7600U
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
400
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 i7-6920HQ Intel Core i7-6920HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1724
Intel Xeon E-2224G Intel Xeon E-2224G
4C 4T @ 4.30 GHz
1723
Intel Core i3-8350K Intel Core i3-8350K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
1711
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
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.

Google Tensor Google Tensor
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
1043
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
12C 24T @ 4.30 GHz
1042
Intel Core i3-8145U Intel Core i3-8145U
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1036
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1035
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v6
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1035
Intel Core i5-7600 Intel Core i5-7600
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
1035
Intel Core i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1034
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 E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
3973
Intel Xeon E3-1270 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1270 v5
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3968
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4200G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4200G
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
3957
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3953
Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-8557U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
3945
AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
3924
Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3917
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (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 i7-5775C Intel Core i7-5775C
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 @ 1.15 GHz
883
Intel Core i7-5775R Intel Core i7-5775R
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 @ 1.15 GHz
883
Intel Core i7-5950HQ Intel Core i7-5950HQ
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 @ 1.15 GHz
883
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 @ 1.15 GHz
883
Intel Core i3-12300HL Intel Core i3-12300HL
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (48 EU) @ 1.15 GHz
883
Intel Core i3-12300HE Intel Core i3-12300HE
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (48 EU) @ 1.15 GHz
883
Intel Pentium Silver N6000 Intel Pentium Silver N6000
Intel UHD Graphics 32 EUs (Jasper Lake) @ 0.85 GHz
870
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) 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.

AMD Ryzen 3 4100 AMD Ryzen 3 4100
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
11241
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
11199
Intel Core i5-9400H Intel Core i5-9400H
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
11191
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
11126
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
11106
AMD Ryzen 5 4500 AMD Ryzen 5 4500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
11094
Intel Core i7-5775R Intel Core i7-5775R
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
11079
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.

Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
172
Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2618L v3
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
172
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
172
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
171
Intel Pentium Gold G6500 Intel Pentium Gold G6500
2C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
171
Intel Core i5-10500TE Intel Core i5-10500TE
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
171
Intel Core i3-10100T Intel Core i3-10100T
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
171
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.

AMD Ryzen 7 3750H AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
789
Intel Core i7-7820HK Intel Core i7-7820HK
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
784
Intel Core i7-7820HQ Intel Core i7-7820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
784
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
782
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
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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