Intel Core i5-8260U processor review

Core i5-8260U processor released by Intel; release date: 1 Oct 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $297. The processor is designed for mobile-computers and based on Coffee Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 4, threads - 8. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.90 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 100°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L3 - 6 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133. Maximum memory size: 64 GB.

Supported socket types: FCBGA1528. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 15 Watt.

The processor has integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 with the following parameters: maximum video memory size - 32 GB.


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PassMark - Single thread mark 2364
PassMark - CPU mark 7776

Integrated graphics – Intel UHD Graphics 620

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1150 MHz
Core clock speed 300 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Pipelines 24
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt
Transistor count 189 million

Games performance

Gears Tactics (2020)

Hunt Showdown (2020)

Escape from Tarkov (2020)

Hearthstone (2020)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019)

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019)

Need for Speed Heat (2019)

GRID 2019 (2019)

Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019)

FIFA 20 (2019)

Low, 1280x72055.50
Medium, 1920x108030.30
High, 1920x108027.80
Ultra, 1920x108019.60

Borderlands 3 (2019)

Low, 1280x72014.35

Control (2019)

Low, 1280x72014.20
Medium, 1920x10804.80
High, 1920x10803.30

Counter-Strike: GO (2012)

Medium, 1366x76890.00
High, 1366x76862.10

Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019)

Low, 1280x72033.20
Medium, 1920x10808.00
High, 1920x10804.90
Ultra, 1920x10803.30

F1 2019 (2019)

Low, 1280x72023.00

Rage 2 (2019)

Low, 1280x7207.90

Anno 1800 (2019)

Low, 1280x72021.85
Medium, 1920x10806.85

The Division 2 (2019)

Low, 1280x72014.00

Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019)

Low, 1280x72039.80
Medium, 1920x108012.70

Anthem (2019)

Low, 1280x7208.20

Metro Exodus (2019)

Low, 1280x72011.80
Medium, 1920x10805.90

Far Cry New Dawn (2019)

Low, 1280x72013.00
Medium, 1920x10807.00

Apex Legends (2019)

Low, 1280x72024.30

World of Tanks enCore (2018)

Low, 1366x768160.90
Medium, 1920x108023.10

Just Cause 4 (2018)

Low, 1280x72016.10
Medium, 1920x108010.20

Darksiders III (2018)

Low, 1280x72026.80
Medium, 1920x10807.80

Farming Simulator 19 (2018)

Low, 1280x72064.00
Medium, 1920x108023.30
High, 1920x108012.90
Ultra, 1920x108012.90

Battlefield V (2018)

Low, 1280x7209.20

Fallout 76 (2018)

Low, 1280x72015.25

Hitman 2 (2018)

Low, 1280x7206.30

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (2018)

Low, 1280x7208.40
Medium, 1920x10807.80

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Low, 1280x72020.00
Medium, 1920x108011.50

FIFA 19 (2018)

Low, 1280x72048.20
Medium, 1920x108038.30
High, 1920x108035.85
Ultra, 1920x108017.80

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Low, 1280x72015.00
Medium, 1920x10806.00

F1 2018 (2018)

Low, 1280x72033.00
Medium, 1920x108015.00
High, 1920x108012.00
Ultra, 1920x10808.00
QHD, 2560x144012.00

Monster Hunter World (2018)

Low, 1280x72016.70

The Crew 2 (2018)

Low, 1280x72018.85

Far Cry 5 (2018)

Low, 1280x72014.00
Medium, 1920x10807.00

X-Plane 11.11 (2018)

Low, 1280x72025.25
Medium, 1920x108016.30
High, 1920x108014.60
4K, 3840x21606.60

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)

Low, 1280x72013.10

Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018)

Low, 1280x7209.60
Medium, 1920x10804.60
High, 1920x10802.60

Fortnite (2018)

Low, 1280x72046.30
Medium, 1920x108022.40
High, 1920x10807.60

Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)

Low, 1280x72016.00

Need for Speed Payback (2017)

Low, 1280x72018.10
Medium, 1920x10808.30

Call of Duty WWII (2017)

Low, 1280x72025.60
Medium, 1920x108017.10

Assassin's Creed Origins (2017)

Low, 1280x7209.00
Medium, 1920x10805.00

Destiny 2 (2017)

Low, 1280x72018.50
Medium, 1920x10809.40

ELEX (2017)

Low, 1280x72010.60
Medium, 1920x10805.20

The Evil Within 2 (2017)

Low, 1280x7205.50
Medium, 1920x10803.25

Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017)

Low, 1280x72020.00
Medium, 1920x108010.00

FIFA 18 (2017)

Low, 1280x72058.40
Medium, 1920x108031.80
High, 1920x108027.40
Ultra, 1920x108024.70

Ark Survival Evolved (2017)

Low, 1280x72015.30

F1 2017 (2017)

Low, 1280x72030.50
Medium, 1920x108013.00
High, 1920x10809.00
Ultra, 1920x10806.00

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)

Low, 1280x72019.95
Medium, 1920x108012.00
High, 1920x10809.50

Team Fortress 2 (2017)

Medium, 1366x76889.00
High, 1920x108046.30

Dirt 4 (2017)

Low, 1280x72048.30
Medium, 1920x108013.60
High, 1920x108011.20

Rocket League (2017)

Low, 1280x72059.65
Medium, 1920x108032.15
High, 1920x108021.10

Prey (2017)

Low, 1280x72028.50
Medium, 1920x108012.90
High, 1920x108010.50
Ultra, 1920x10809.20

Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)

Low, 1280x72013.30

Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)

Low, 1280x72013.45

For Honor (2017)

Low, 1280x72023.90
Medium, 1920x10809.10

Resident Evil 7 (2017)

Low, 1280x72030.40
Medium, 1920x108014.90
High, 1920x108010.00
Ultra, 1920x10808.50

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (2016)

Low, 1280x72023.00

Titanfall 2 (2016)

Low, 1280x72034.00
Medium, 1366x76825.00
High, 1920x10809.20

Farming Simulator 17 (2016)

Low, 1280x72072.75
Medium, 1366x76852.80
High, 1920x108023.00
Ultra, 1920x108012.45

Civilization VI (2016)

Low, 1024x76837.70
Medium, 1366x76815.84
High, 1920x10806.00
Ultra, 1920x10805.50

Battlefield 1 (2016)

Low, 1280x72029.70
Medium, 1366x76818.80
High, 1920x10808.80
Ultra, 1920x10807.90

Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)

Low, 1280x72016.85
Medium, 1366x76812.20
High, 1920x10806.30

Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)

Low, 1280x72022.30
Medium, 1366x76815.20

Overwatch (2016)

Low, 1280x72049.60
Medium, 1366x76830.70
High, 1920x108014.90

Doom (2016)

Low, 1280x72025.50

Ashes of the Singularity (2016)

Low, 1280x76811.05

Hitman 2016 (2016)

Low, 1280x72013.40

The Division (2016)

Low, 1280x72020.80

Far Cry Primal (2016)

Low, 1280x72019.00

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)

Low, 1024x76820.70
Medium, 1366x76812.20
High, 1920x10806.50
Ultra, 1920x10804.00

Rainbow Six Siege (2015)

Low, 1024x76841.00
Medium, 1366x76825.90
High, 1920x108015.35
Ultra, 1920x108010.80

Anno 2205 (2015)

Low, 1024x76831.20
Medium, 1366x76817.30
High, 1920x10807.50
Ultra, 1920x10804.70

World of Warships (2015)

Low, 1366x76866.70
Medium, 1366x76849.30
High, 1920x108022.80

Dota 2 Reborn (2015)

Low, 1280x72071.00
Medium, 1366x76843.95
High, 1920x108019.35
Ultra, 1920x108017.40
4K, 3840x21605.70

The Witcher 3 (2015)

Low, 1024x76815.55
Medium, 1366x7689.85
High, 1920x10805.45
Ultra, 1920x10803.00

Dirt Rally (2015)

Low, 1024x768108.30
Medium, 1366x76831.00
High, 1920x108013.70
Ultra, 1920x108012.50

GTA V (2015)

Low, 1024x76835.70
Medium, 1366x76830.60
High, 1920x10807.80

Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014)

Low, 1024x76826.30
Medium, 1366x76821.90

Alien: Isolation (2014)

Low, 1024x76851.50
Medium, 1366x76835.60
High, 1920x108017.00
Ultra, 1920x108015.60

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014)

Low, 1280x72037.70
Medium, 1344x75622.60
High, 1920x108011.30

Sims 4 (2014)

Medium, 1366x76852.60
High, 1920x108025.20
Ultra, 1920x108017.70

Thief (2014)

Low, 1024x76823.80
Medium, 1366x76813.05
High, 1366x76814.00
Ultra, 1920x10806.55

X-Plane 10.25 (2013)

Low, 1024x76849.30
Medium, 1366x76819.80
High, 1366x76810.10
Ultra, 1920x10808.00

Battlefield 4 (2013)

Low, 1024x76843.50
Medium, 1366x76831.40
High, 1366x76822.10
Ultra, 1920x10807.30

Company of Heroes 2 (2013)

Low, 1024x76825.00

Metro: Last Light (2013)

Low, 1024x76831.00
Medium, 1366x76822.50
High, 1366x76815.00
Ultra, 1920x10806.00

BioShock Infinite (2013)

Low, 1280x72059.80
Medium, 1366x76833.00
High, 1366x76827.60
Ultra, 1920x10809.30

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)

Tomb Raider (2013)

Low, 1024x76889.90
Medium, 1366x76845.00
High, 1366x76828.40
Ultra, 1920x108012.80

Diablo III (2012)

High, 1366x76840.00
Ultra, 1920x108027.40

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)

Low, 1280x72052.10
Medium, 1366x76829.50
High, 1366x76817.30
Ultra, 1920x10809.00

Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011)

Low, 1024x76880.20
High, 1366x76849.60
Ultra, 1920x108019.40

StarCraft 2 (2010)

Low, 1024x768188.20
Medium, 1360x76860.10
High, 1360x76833.80
Ultra, 1920x108018.40

Trackmania Nations Forever (2008)

Supreme Commander - FA Bench (2007)

World of Warcraft (2005)

Low, 800x600157.70
Medium, 1024x76881.90
High, 1280x102422.50
Ultra, 1920x108010.70

Specifications (specs)


Architecture codename Coffee Lake
Launch date 1 Oct 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $297
Place in performance rating 210
Processor Number i5-8260U
Series 8th Generation Intel Core i5 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Mobile


64 bit support
Base frequency 1.60 GHz
Bus Speed 4 GT/s OPI
L3 cache 6 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 3.90 GHz
Number of cores 4
Number of threads 8


Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 37.5 GB/s
Maximum memory size 64 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133


Device ID 0x3EA9
Graphics base frequency 300 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.10 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 32 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2304@24Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5


Configurable TDP-down 10 Watt
Configurable TDP-down Frequency 800 MHz
Configurable TDP-up 25 Watt
Configurable TDP-up Frequency 1.80 GHz
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 46x24
Sockets supported FCBGA1528
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt


Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® My WiFi technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Smart Response technology
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Speed Shift technology
Thermal Monitoring


Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)