IntelBX80677I77700
IntelBX80684I58500

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 106,777 user samples
95,676 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 80th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
11,101 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.6 % 91.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts 120 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
405 Pts 462 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
615 Pts 667 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts +2% 126 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
482 Pts 489 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
669 Pts 716 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 18,553,809 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.69 % Hugely higher market share.
+283%
0.18 %
Value
Value For Money
79.8 % 96.6 % Better value.
+21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % +2% 65 %
Price
Price (score)
$320 $250 Cheaper.
+22%
Age
Newest
30 Months 16+ Months Much more recent.
+47%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
124 Pts +2% 121 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
132 Pts +1% 131 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
468 Pts 473 Pts +1%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
500 Pts 511 Pts +2%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
615 Pts 685 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+11%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
709 Pts 757 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+7%
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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