Real World Speed
Performance profile from 37,020 user samples
37,020 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 80th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.5 % 95.3 % Faster effective speed.
+10%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.2 Pts +2% 86.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 150 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts 295 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+26%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts 559 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
652 Pts 942 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+44%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94 Pts +0% 93.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 158 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+26%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 313 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+26%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts 612 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
709 Pts 1,043 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+47%
Market Share
Based on 46,365,593 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 94.3 % Much more popular.
+63%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 1.56 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,103%
Price
Price (score)
$251 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
269 USD
Value
Value For Money
88.9 % 96.6 % Slightly better value.
+9%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
710 Pts 1,344 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+89%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
658 Pts 1,259 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+91%
Age
Newest
42+ Months 14 Months Hugely more recent.
+200%
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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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2021 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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