IntelBX80684I58500
IntelBX80684I59500

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

  

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.00 GHz, 65 W.
Release date ≈ Q2 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 52,148 user samples
43,089 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 205th / 1439
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
9,059 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 160th / 1439
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.1 % 87 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.6 Pts 84.1 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
116 Pts 127 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
230 Pts 251 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
448 Pts 490 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
585 Pts 664 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+14%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.1 Pts 94.5 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
123 Pts 136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
244 Pts 268 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
484 Pts 522 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
675 Pts 768 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 67,367,766 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.29 % Hugely higher market share.
+314%
0.07 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
54 %
Age
Newest
72+ Months 56+ Months More recent.
+22%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
694 Pts 765 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
608 Pts 678 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+12%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'18 Q2'19
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.10 GHz 4.40 GHz
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB

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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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Way better than the older i3s that were in the old computers my school had.  [Feb '20 Drakorvich]

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