Intel Core i5-8500: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-8500

Summary

Intel started Core i5-8500 sales 2 April 2018 at a recommended price of $202. This is Coffee Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 6 cores and 6 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4100 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA1151 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 41.00 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Core i5-8500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
12.61
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Release date
2 April 2018
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$202
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$279
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i5-8500's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-8500's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
6
 
Number of threads
6
 
Maximum frequency
4.1 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
384 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
1.5 MB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
9 MB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 105
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8500 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-8500 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8500 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-8500.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-8500. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

41.00

3DMark06 CPU

9903

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

8606

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

40829

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.96

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

10.2

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

172

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

950

WinRAR 4.0

4219

x264 encoding pass 1

207

x264 encoding pass 2

3959

TrueCrypt AES

5

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

4782

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

18025

Passmark

11942

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-8500 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-8500 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8500 from AMD is Ryzen 5 1600, which is faster by 3% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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