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 26,829 user samples
23,798 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
3,031 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.9 % 90.1 % +4%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.1 Pts +0% 89 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 128 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts 254 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts 493 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
655 Pts 700 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+7%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95 Pts +0% 94.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 134 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 267 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts 520 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
707 Pts 745 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+5%
Market Share
Based on 33,495,563 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % Hugely higher market share.
+133%
0.06 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % Much more popular.
+52%
56 %
Age
Newest
31+ Months 15+ Months Much more recent.
+52%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
712 Pts 747 Pts +5%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
662 Pts 706 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+7%
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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