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Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i5-8260U gaming benchmark

Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i5-8260U

Processor comparisons   20-01-2022
   If there are difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the detailed tests Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i5-8260U and understand which is better for games or simple use for video editing, streaming, rendering, programming, machine learning. Here is all information from real video editing and streaming tests or several benchmarks. A thorough analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in synthetic type tests such as Furmark, Gears 5, VeraCrypt, Blender, WPrime, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, RealBench, PCMark 10, Dolphin Emulator, UserBenchmark, AIDA64, Handbrake, SuperPi, Prime95, Geekbench 5.2, PassMark, MATLAB, 7zip, Blender, DaVinci Resolve Studio, 3DMark.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Valorant
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Halo Infinite
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Overwatch
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Fortnite
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Death Stranding
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Last Man Standing
  • Valheim
  • Borderlands 3
  • Apex Legends
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Fallout 76

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i5-8260U or Intel Core i5-8259U.

 
Intel Core i5-8259U
Intel Core i5-8260U

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i5-8259U54% Core i5-8260U54%


Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i5-8259U53% Core i5-8260U53%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a small game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which processors were compared: Ghostrunner, DOTA 2A, NBA 2K20, Hitman 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4, Control, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), League of Legends (LOL), Half-Life: Alyx, Metro Exodus, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Horizon Zero Dawn, Battlefield V, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite94.894.5
Valorant107.7107.4
Cyberpunk 207760.360.2
Apex Legends101.3101.0
Call of Duty Warzone80.880.6
Overwatch87.387.0
Red Dead Redemption 274.374.1
DOOM Eternal53.953.7
Warzone84.083.8
Assassin's Creed90.590.2
Valheim89.489.2
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers participating in the comparing not only were the equipped with different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: FullHD, 2K or 4K. Therefore, the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. You will get more accurate information about how powerful the processor will be in games, if you get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i5-8259U123% Core i5-8260U221%
To make a finishing resolution on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. It is clear that the newer the generation, the better the performance of the processor in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i5-8260U is more energy efficient than the Core i5-8259U since it has less power consumption: 28W vs. 15W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful to know its TDP. It is necessary to calculate so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

If you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, programming, streaming, video rendering or video editing, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum performance, the processor includes all threads and cores that it has. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to make sure that the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that use only one core to work, and all the advantages of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8260U
Cinbench 15 Single-core162157
Cinbench 15 Multi-core770596
Cinbench 20 Single-core377409
Cinbench 20 Multi-core16842046
Cinbench 23 Single-core9031029
Cinbench 23 Multi-core35794033

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8260U
Single-Core22272385
Multi-Core83207652

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8260U
Single-Core1038997
Multi-Core44024222

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most helpful will be the the possibility of overclocking it and release date of the processor. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same can be said about overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS even in the newest games. The savings are obvious! It turns out that you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8260U
Announcement dateApril 01, 2018April 01, 2020
TypeLaptopLaptop
SocketFCBGA1528FCBGA1528
Core nameCoffee LakeCoffee Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation88
Turbo Frequency3.8 MHz3.9 MHz
Frequency2.3 MHz1.6 MHz
Cores44
Threads88
Bus rate4 GT/s4 GT/s OPI
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm14 nm
Transistors count6900 millions1900 millions
Power consumption (TDP)28 W15 W
Memory typeDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Max. Memory32 Gb64 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth37.5 GB/s37.5 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache6 MB6 MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part numberExpansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i5-8259U is 30% better than Core i5-8260U in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-8259U is better: 18
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-8260U is better: 10
   However, it should be understood that all the figures that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should undividedly trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i5-8259U and Intel Core i5-8260U before making a selection which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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