Average Bench: 93% (26th of 1117)

Based on 1,132 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8500 CPU @ 3.00GHz

The hex-core i5-8500 hails from Intel’s eighth generation of Coffee Lake processors, known for featuring a higher number of cores at each SKU than in previous generations and their refinement of the 14nm architecture as seen in 6th and 7th generation processors. At an estimated price of $184 it offers good multi-core value for money. Its quad core performance nearly rivals the more expensive i7-7700K (the 2017 CPU of choice for many top-end gamers). However based on preliminary benchmarks, the i5-8500 is only marginally faster (2% greater effective speed) than the i5-8400 which is also a recent and competitively priced hex-core Coffee Lake processor. Also, like the i5-8400, the 8500 features 9MB of L3 cache and a frugal TDP of 65W, leaving not much to choose between them. As is the case of all Coffee Lake processors, currently the only motherboards that the 8500 can be paired with feature Intel’s high-end Z370 chipset for overclocking. However, alternative and more suitable 300 series motherboards are long overdue and expected to be available soon. [Mar '18 CPUPro]

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Poor: 85%Average: 93% Great: 97%
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-8500 averaged just 6.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-8500 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 495Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 472Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8500 is just 12.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-8500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 118Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 122Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,132 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 SC Int 118 123
119 SC Float 127 132
114 SC Mixed 122 127
97.7% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
410 QC Int 454 482
445 QC Float 495 514
418 QC Mixed 472 495
107% 474 Pts
Min Avg Max
561 MC Int 654 711
630 MC Float 727 762
580 MC Mixed 685 733
103% 689 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 521
QC Mixed 503
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 705
MC Float 789
MC Mixed 727
111% 741 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 477
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 675
MC Float 751
MC Mixed 708
106% 711 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 116
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 480
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 651
MC Float 746
MC Mixed 698
104% 698 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 501
QC Mixed 473
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 712
MC Mixed 633
100% 667 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 116
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 460
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 630
MC Float 724
MC Mixed 666
101% 673 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 114
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 459
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 638
MC Float 700
MC Mixed 658
100% 665 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 108
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 459
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 516
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 553
81% 541 Pts
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Typical Core i5-8500 Builds (Compare 7,192 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $860

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-8500 Processor (9M Cache, up to 4.10 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ2'18
Processor Numberi5-8500
# of Cores6
# of Threads6
Cache9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$192.00 - $235.00
Clock Speed3.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.10 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.10 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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