Core i5-8250U vs Core i5-8265U specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-8265U performs better than the Core i5-8250U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-8250U in all gaming tests too.
Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. According to our data, the Core i5-8250U and Core i5-8265U have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Core i5-8265U has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache and L3 cache.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i5-8250U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.