Intel Core i5-8250U

Intel Core i5-8250U

About processor

The Intel Core i5-8250U processor is a solid choice for a laptop CPU, offering a good balance of performance and power efficiency. The Kaby Lake R architecture and 14 nm technology ensure that this processor is able to handle a wide range of tasks with ease. With 4 cores and 8 threads, it is capable of handling multitasking and demanding applications without breaking a sweat. The base frequency of 1.6 GHz provides a good starting point for everyday tasks, while the max turbo frequency of 3.4 GHz allows for a boost in performance when needed. The 6MB L3 cache also helps to keep things running smoothly, especially when dealing with large files and complex calculations. One of the highlights of this processor is its integrated graphics model, which is capable of handling some light gaming and multimedia tasks without the need for a dedicated GPU. The low TDP of 15W also ensures that it can provide good performance without draining the battery too quickly. In benchmark tests, the i5-8250U performed admirably, scoring 1191 in Geekbench 6 Single Core and 3252 in Geekbench 6 Multi Core, showcasing its ability to handle both single-threaded and multi-threaded tasks effectively. Overall, the Intel Core i5-8250U processor offers a good balance of performance, power efficiency, and integrated graphics, making it a great choice for a wide range of laptop applications.


Label Name
Launch Date
August 2017
Model Name
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Code Name
Kaby Lake R

CPU Specifications

Total Cores
Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).
Total Threads
Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.
Performance-core Base Frequency
1.6 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
Maximum P-core turbo frequency derived from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
3.4 GHz
L1 Cache
64K per core
L2 Cache
256K per core
L3 Cache
6MB shared
CPU Socket
The socket is the component that provides the mechanical and electrical connections between the processor and motherboard.
Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.
14 nm
15 W
Max. Operating Temperature
Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die.
100 °C
Instruction Set
The instruction set is a hard program stored inside the CPU that guides and optimizes CPU operations. With these instruction sets, the CPU can run more efficiently. There are many manufacturers that design CPUs, which results in different instruction sets, such as the 8086 instruction set for the Intel camp and the RISC instruction set for the ARM camp. x86, ARM v8, and MIPS are all codes for instruction sets. Instruction sets can be extended; for example, x86 added 64-bit support to create x86-64. Manufacturers developing CPUs that are compatible with a certain instruction set need authorization from the instruction set patent holder. A typical example is Intel authorizing AMD, enabling the latter to develop CPUs compatible with the x86 instruction set.

Memory Specifications

Memory Type
Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.
Max Memory Size
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
Memory Channels
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
Max Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by the processor (in GB/s).
37.5 GB/s

GPU Specifications

Integrated Graphics Model
An integrated GPU refers to the graphics core that is integrated into the CPU processor. Leveraging the processor's powerful computational capabilities and intelligent power efficiency management, it delivers outstanding graphics performance and a smooth application experience at a lower power consumption.
Graphics Performance


Cinebench R23
Single Core Score
Cinebench R23
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 6
Single Core Score
Geekbench 6
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 5
Single Core Score
Geekbench 5
Multi Core Score
Passmark CPU
Single Core Score
Passmark CPU
Multi Core Score

Compared to Other CPU

Cinebench R23 Single Core
Cinebench R23 Multi Core
3143 +3.9%
3130 +3.4%
2549 -15.8%
2467 -18.5%
Geekbench 6 Single Core
1194 +0.3%
1193 +0.2%
Geekbench 6 Multi Core
3258 +0.2%
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
2829 +0.1%
2828 +0.1%
2820 -0.2%
Passmark CPU Single Core
1917 +0.2%
Passmark CPU Multi Core
5917 +0.4%
5889 -0.1%
5880 -0.3%