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Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i5-8279U gaming benchmark

Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i5-8279U

Processor comparisons   20-01-2022
   For example you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a choice after reading the detailed tests Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i5-8279U and see which is better for games or normal use for programming, streaming, video editing, machine learning, rendering. Here is useful information from several benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A careful analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests such as Dolphin Emulator, Blender, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Furmark, 3DMark, SuperPi, WPrime, UserBenchmark, Blender, Handbrake, MATLAB, DaVinci Resolve Studio, VeraCrypt, Prime95, PCMark 10, Geekbench 5.2, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, PassMark, AIDA64, 7zip, RealBench, Gears 5.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Overwatch
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Apex Legends
  • Fallout 76
  • Borderlands 3
  • Last Man Standing
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Valheim
  • Valorant
  • Halo Infinite
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Death Stranding
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Fortnite
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i5-8279U or Intel Core i5-8259U.

 
Intel Core i5-8259U
Intel Core i5-8279U

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 i5-8279U54%


Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i5-8259U53% Core i5-8279U53%
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 run games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a little game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Forza Horizon 4, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Hitman 3, NBA 2K20, Monster Hunter World, Metro Exodus, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Ghostrunner, Control, Half-Life: Alyx, League of Legends (LOL), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Horizon Zero Dawn, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Battlefield V, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), DOTA 2A, Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite94.894.4
Valorant107.7107.3
Cyberpunk 207760.360.1
Apex Legends101.3100.8
Call of Duty Warzone80.880.4
Overwatch87.386.9
Red Dead Redemption 274.374.0
DOOM Eternal53.953.6
Warzone84.083.7
Assassin's Creed90.590.1
Valheim89.489.0
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 that were in the comparisons not only did they have different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 4K, 2K or FullHD. So 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 i5-8279U112%
To make a finishing resolution on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i5-8259U is more energy efficient than the Core i5-8279U as it consumes less power: 28W vs. 28W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful to know its TDP. You need to buy a cooler that has the TDP data specified in the specification was greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

For example you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, machine learning, streaming, video rendering or video editing, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU turns on all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to reach maximum efficiency. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the program you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can 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 i5-8279U
Cinbench 15 Single-core162171
Cinbench 15 Multi-core770782
Cinbench 20 Single-core377402
Cinbench 20 Multi-core16841702
Cinbench 23 Single-core9031062
Cinbench 23 Multi-core35794160

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8279U
Single-Core22272225
Multi-Core83207893

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8279U
Single-Core1038943
Multi-Core44024136

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. The newer the processor, 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 still be able to produce maximum FPS in new games. Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The economy are obvious!

Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8279U
Announcement dateApril 01, 2018July 07, 2019
TypeLaptopLaptop
SocketFCBGA1528FCBGA1528
Core nameCoffee LakeCoffee Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation88
Turbo Frequency3.8 MHz4.1 MHz
Frequency2.3 MHz2.4 MHz
Cores44
Threads88
Bus rate4 GT/s4 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm14 nm
Transistors count6900 millions1900 millions
Power consumption (TDP)28 W28 W
Memory typeDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Max. Memory32 Gb32 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
Expansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i5-8279U is 4% better than Core i5-8259U 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: 16
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-8279U is better: 9
   Although it should be understood that all the number in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should undividedly trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch the testing video and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i5-8259U and Intel Core i5-8279U before making a choice which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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