Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen Quad-Core Processor for Laptops
The 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U is one of the first quad-core processors in the mainstream Core U lineup. It’s an important chip on the market since upgrade from the previous dual-core U-series processors to quad-core is a big leap. That’s visible in the i5-8250U benchmark results.
Intel Core i5-8250U PassMark CPU Benchmark
Extra performance over its 7th Gen i5-7200U dual-core counterpart while retaining low (15-Watt) power consumption and low heat is a great achievement. The Intel Core i5-8250U will be therefore a great choice for those who want fast laptop computing without sacrificing portability or battery life. The PassMark CPU benchmark also shows the i5-8250U is close performance-wise to the power-hungry 35-Watt quad-core i5 and i7 HQ series. However, it’s worth noting that software applications running on a single computing thread won’t benefit from the chip’s four-core (and eight-thread) design.
What hasn’t been upgraded is the processor’s integrated graphics. It still uses the basic Intel 620 series from the previous 7th Gen Core CPUs, with a very minor speed boost and new “UHD 620” name. However, greater power of the processor itself can help in certain CPU-intensive gaming scenarios. Take a look at our Intel UHD 620 review.
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Intel Core i5-8250U
8th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake R”
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1.6 GHz – 3.4 GHz
DDR3 2133MHz, DDR4 2400MHz
Intel UHD 620
Mainstream Laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
Intel HyperThreading, Intel QuickSync, Intel TurboBoost, VT-d Virtualization, VT-x Virtualization
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