Average Bench: 82.1% (214th of 1452)

Based on 43,089 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8500 CPU @ 3.00GHz

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]

Poor: 60%Average: 82.1% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-8500 averaged just 17.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-8500 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 82.6Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 448Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8500 is 30.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-8500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 608Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 585Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,089 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.2 Memory 82.6 94.1
90 1-Core 116 123
186 2-Core 230 244
79.9% 143 Pts
Min Avg Max
342 4-Core 448 484
433 8-Core 585 675
65.9% 517 Pts
Min Avg Max
454 64-Core 608 694
37.7% 608 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 120
2-Core 237
86% 151 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 716
74% 598 Pts
64-Core 658
41% 658 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 120
2-Core 241
85% 151 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 695
73% 587 Pts
64-Core 696
43% 696 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 123
2-Core 242
86% 152 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 711
74% 597 Pts
64-Core 713
44% 713 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 121
2-Core 241
85% 151 Pts
4-Core 479
8-Core 679
73% 579 Pts
64-Core 692
43% 692 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 123
2-Core 246
85% 152 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 714
74% 598 Pts
64-Core 712
44% 712 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.7
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
83% 148 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 689
72% 579 Pts
64-Core 705
44% 705 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
83% 148 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 660
71% 567 Pts
64-Core 686
42% 686 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
82% 147 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 690
72% 580 Pts
64-Core 686
42% 686 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 43.9
1-Core 109
2-Core 213
63% 122 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 600
60% 489 Pts
64-Core 524
32% 524 Pts
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Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 8%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3060

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $139

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-8500 Processor (9M Cache, up to 4.10 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ2'18
Processor Numberi5-8500
# of Cores6
# of Threads6
Cache9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$192.00 - $235.00
Clock Speed3.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.10 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.10 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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Excellent

13 months ago.

it is great and has good performance


Good

6 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

Cost effective for 1080p gaming.


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