IntelBX80684I58500
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.00 GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 260,644 user samples
15,445 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1186
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
245,199 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 83rd / 1186
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
75 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
110 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
217 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
465 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+11%
419 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
663 Pts 694 Pts +5%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
669 Pts 906 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+35%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+5%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
491 Pts +4% 470 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
713 Pts 782 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 1003 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+40%
Market Share
Based on 21,659,957 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 2.92 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,146%
Value
Value For Money
82.4 % 96.8 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 146 % Hugely more popular.
+132%
Price
Price (score)
$279 $110 Much cheaper.
+61%
Age
Newest
20+ Months 18 Months Slightly more recent.
+10%
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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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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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