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Intel Core i5-8500

Intel i5-8500

The Intel Core i5-8500 is a mid-range 6-core CPU. The processor belongs to the Coffee Lake generation and was presented in April 2018. It does not support Hyper-Threading, which means it can run six threads simultaneously. The base clock rate is 3 GHz and the CPU can speed up to 4.1 GHz under high load. Despite belonging to the new generation of CPUs, the Core i5-8500 is manufactured in an improved 14nm process.

Performance

The processor offers a strong performance increase compared to the Core i5-7500 due to its two additional cores. Single-core performance has not improved significantly compared to its Kaby Lake predecessor. As a mid-range model, the Core i5-8500 should be suitable for demanding games and programs.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50-100 MHz. The build is identical to that of the Intel HD Graphics 630. We do expect a performance improvement, but as a low-end solution it will probably only display current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 65 watts. Therefore, well-dimensioned cooling systems should easily manage to deal with the created heat. We expect increased efficiency due to the higher performance.

SeriesIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-S
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-S
Intel Core i7-8086K compare3700 - 5000 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700K compare3700 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700 compare3200 - 4600 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-8600K compare3600 - 4300 MHz6 / 69 MB
» Intel Core i5-85003000 - 4100 MHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8400 compare2800 - 4000 MHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8500T compare2100 - 3500 MHz6 / 69 MB
Clock Rate3000 - 4100 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache1.5 MB
Level 3 Cache9 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 6
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)65 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCLGA1151
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$202 U.S.
Announcement Date04/02/2018
Product Link (external)Intel Coffee Lake i5-8500

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
950 Points (22%)
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Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
8606 Points (88%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Coffee Lake i5-8500 processor

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Coffee Lake

» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900KS
   4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9980HK
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-9700K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9880H
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8086K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-9700
   3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-8950HK
   2.9 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2186M
   2.9 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2276M
   2.8 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2176G
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700
   3.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9600K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900T
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-9850H
   2.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
   2.6 GHz + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake E-2176M
   2.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8850H
   2.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8600K
   3.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8500
   3 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8400
   2.8 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8500T
   2.1 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9400H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300HF
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300H
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8400H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8559U
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8300H
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-9400F
   2.9 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i3-9100F
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i7-8557U
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8269U
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8279U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8259U
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8257U
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i3-8100H
   3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Coffee Lake i3-8109U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Coffee Lake i7-8850H
   2.6 GHz / 1.5 MB + 9 MB
- Intel Kaby Lake i7-7740X
   4.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Coffee Lake i5-8600K
   3.6 GHz / 1.5 MB + 9 MB
- Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Tiger Lake i7-1185G7
   3 GHz / 5 MB + 12 MB
» Intel Coffee Lake i5-8500
   3 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 9 MB L3
+ Intel Comet Lake i7-10810U
   1.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
   2.2 GHz / 1536 KB + 9216 KB
+ AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 PRO 4750U
   1.7 GHz / 4096 KB + 8192 KB
+ AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U
   2 GHz / 4096 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Comet Lake i7-10710U
   1.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 12288 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-01-29)