IntelBX80684I58500
IntelBX80684I38100

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 143,874 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
106,854 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 204th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.5 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
76.2 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.2 Pts +4% 85.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+13%
105 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+13%
208 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
389 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
652 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+65%
394 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94 Pts +1% 93.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
223 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
434 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
709 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+63%
434 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,375,408 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 0.23 % Much higher market share.
+77%
Value
Value For Money
88.9 % Slightly better value.
+9%
81.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 67 % More popular.
+16%
Price
Price (score)
$251 $220 Cheaper.
+13%
Age
Newest
42+ Months More recent.
+11%
47 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
710 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+62%
437 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
658 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+66%
397 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'18 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$192.00 - $235.00 N/A
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2400
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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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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Intel’s i3-8100 from their 8th generation of Core processors is a mainstream quad-core CPU. It is the entry model of the latest Coffee Lake line up with a clock speed of 3.6 GHz. Previously, i3 Kaby Lake processors had two cores with hyperthreading, but now, i3 Coffee Lake processors have 4 cores and offer much better value for money in terms of dollars per core. With a performance profile that closely matches last years mid range Kaby Lake i5's (the then go-to mid range gaming choice) and a price tag of just $120, the i3-8100 represents excellent value for money. Unfortunately, like all Coffe Lake processors, the i3-8100 does require a new 300-series motherboard even though it shares the same LGA1151 socket as the previous generation of Kaby Lake 200 motherboards. Intel were clearly mindful of AMD's similarly priced quad core Ryzen 3 1200 which achieves very comparable single, and quad-core benchmarks to the i3-8100.  [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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