IntelBX80684I58500
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 171,252 user samples
10,967 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
160,285 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.4 % +4% 87.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
111 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
463 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
424 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
669 Pts 912 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+36%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts +5% 120 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts +4% 472 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts 1010 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+41%
Market Share
Based on 18,633,488 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 3.45 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,056%
Value
Value For Money
109 % 120 % Slightly better value.
+10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 154 % Hugely more popular.
+133%
Price
Price (score)
$182 $127 Much cheaper.
+30%
Age
Newest
17+ Months 15 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
121 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+5%
115 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
131 Pts +5% 125 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
472 Pts +4% 453 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
512 Pts +4% 492 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
685 Pts 980 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+43%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
756 Pts 1022 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+35%
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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 money, especially 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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