IntelBX80677I77700
IntelBX80684I58500

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 127,047 user samples
111,339 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 76th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
15,708 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.1 % 82.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 120 Pts +2%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
226 Pts 237 Pts +5%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
409 Pts 463 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
608 Pts 659 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+8%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts 666 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+8%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts +2% 126 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
250 Pts +1% 248 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
484 Pts 490 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
665 Pts 712 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
669 Pts 715 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 21,817,908 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.75 % Hugely higher market share.
+341%
0.17 %
Value
Value For Money
74.1 % 82.1 % Slightly better value.
+11%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$305 $279 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
Age
Newest
34 Months 20+ Months Much more recent.
+41%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q2'18
Cache
Cache
8 MB 9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $192.00 - $235.00
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.10 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No

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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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