IntelBX80684I58500
IntelBX8070110400F

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.9GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 113,977 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 / 1315
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
76,957 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 69th / 1315
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.5 % 87.4 % +1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.2 Pts 89.5 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 122 Pts +3%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts 239 Pts +2%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts 459 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
652 Pts 756 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+16%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94 Pts 95.7 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 129 Pts +3%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 255 Pts +3%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts 501 Pts +3%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
709 Pts 817 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 46,316,761 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 1.06 % Hugely higher market share.
+715%
Value
Value For Money
88.8 % 99.4 % Better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 95 % Much more popular.
+64%
Price
Price (score)
$252 $174 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
42+ Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+62%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
710 Pts 1012 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+43%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
658 Pts 964 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+47%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'18 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.10 GHz 4.30 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 3

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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 i5-10400F is a six-core hyperthreaded CPU from Intel’s latest Comet Lake series of desktop processors. This 65 W CPU has single core and all core boost frequencies of 4.3 GHz and 4.0 GHz, respectively. Whilst the 10400F will require a new LGA1200 motherboard, such as the Z490, Intel have guaranteed that the next generation of Rocket Lake CPUs will also be compatible with this chipset. The 10400F is aimed at mid-tier gaming PC builds, and as such, ships with a cooler but without integrated graphics. Despite being officially launched in Q2 of 2020, at the time of writing, the 10400F is still not widely available. Compared to the similarly priced Ryzen 5 3600, the 10400F’s lower memory latency gives it the lead in gaming and effective speed benchmarks. Since the Ryzen architecture creates a gaming bottleneck, it is necessary to upgrade to a higher tier, Intel CPU for better gaming performance. On the other hand comparing the i5-10400F and the i3-10100 shows that the 10100 offers comparable gaming performance for 22% less money whilst also including integrated graphics. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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