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Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
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Is the Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. But this CPU contains 6 Cores and 6 Threads. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? This CPU should be able to play most games, but may be a bottleneck on newer releases. [More ...]

Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 630

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1151-2

Clockspeed: 3.0 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.1 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 6

Typical TDP: 65 W

Cache Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 MB, L3: 9 MB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 64 GB (DDR4-2666)

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8500 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel Core i5-8500 CPU @ 3.00GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2018

CPUmark/$Price: 91.71

Overall Rank: 840

Last Price Change: $104.57 USD (2023-03-31)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 2473
Samples: 1577*
*Margin for error: Low

PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 11,904
Thread: 2,406

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz

Integer Math26,919 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math22,626 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers36 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting17 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,990 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression134.0 MBytes/Sec
Physics624 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions11,435 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,473 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 31st of March 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 29th of March 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 29th of March 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1782947 - Mar 31 2023
BL1782946 - Mar 31 2023
BL1782942 - Mar 31 2023
BL1782943 - Mar 31 2023
BL1782938 - Mar 31 2023
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz
As of 31st of March 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G vs Intel Core i5-8500
8,738 (-8.9%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G vs Intel Core i5-8500
9,314 (-2.9%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs Intel Core i5-8500
11,645 (+21.4%)
Intel Core i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i5-8500
9,258 (-3.5%)
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G vs Intel Core i5-8500
6,775 (-29.4%)
Intel Core i7-7700 @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-8500
8,659 (-9.7%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i5-8500
13,983 (+45.8%)
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-8500
10,246 (+6.8%)
Intel Core i7-7740X @ 4.30GHz vs Intel Core i5-8500
9,843 (+2.6%)
Intel Core i5-9400F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-8500
9,530 (-0.6%)
Intel Core i7-6700 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i5-8500
8,084 (-15.7%)
Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-8500
8,053 (-16.0%)

Is the Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 31st of March 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
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Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz