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Core i5-8500


Description
The Core i5-8500 is a cpu manufactured by Intel that was released on March 2018. This model has 6 Coffee Lake-S cores , runs at 3000 MHz as base frequency and has a a thermal design power of 65 W.

The i5-8500 has 6x32+6x32 kB of cache L1, 6x256 kB of cache L2 and 9216 kB of cache L3.

Coffee Lake is the second refinement of Intel’s 14nm (Tri-Gate) technology. While it uses LGA1151 socket, it is incompatible with previous generations due to electrical changes in socket’s pins so these CPUs require Z370 chipset. This kind of generation introduced more cores in every range to compete with new AMD’s architecture. Coffee Lake uses DDR4 memory at 2400MHz for i3 and at 2666MHz for i5, i7 CPUs plus iGPU frequency has been increased 50MHz with respect to previous generation.

Specs
Official name
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8500 CPU @ 3.00GHz
CPUID
906ea
Core
Coffee Lake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
3 GHz
Boost frecuency
4.1 GHz
Socket
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
6/6
TDP
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
6x32+6x32 kB
Cache L2
6x256 kB
Cache L3
9216 kB
Release date
March 2018

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
4192
27672 (x6.6)
Test#2 (FP)
17378
94071 (x5.4)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5462
29055 (x5.3)
Test#1 (Memory)
11924
4386 (x0.4)
TOTAL
38956
155184 (x4.0)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
15225
87781 (x5.8)
Test#2 (FP)
22020
126729 (x5.8)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5746
32928 (x5.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
12175
4215 (x0.3)
TOTAL
55165
251654 (x4.6)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
15208
79517 (x5.2)
Test#2 (FP)
22940
107776 (x4.7)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5538
31885 (x5.8)
Test#1 (Memory)
11389
13367 (x1.2)
TOTAL
55075
232546 (x4.2)

AVX2 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode III (AVX2), like AVX1, is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the second version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX2 compatible CPU was released in 2013.
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
27359
144773 (x5.3)
Test#2 (FP)
24271
129040 (x5.3)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5691
29526 (x5.2)
Test#1 (Memory)
11765
4185 (x0.4)
TOTAL
69087
307524 (x4.5)

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [% vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [% vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [% vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [% vs time]

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Similar CPUs to Core i5-8500
Intel Core i5-8500 (This model)
 Mode FPU monothread  [38956 points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [155184 points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [69087 points]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [307524 points]
 Mode FPU monothread  [41536 points +6.62%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [163951 points +5.65%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [75016 points +8.58%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [336092 points +9.29%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [36531 points -6.23%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [107488 points -30.74%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [66743 points -3.39%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [229199 points -25.47%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [39185 points +0.59%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [125773 points -18.95%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [70911 points +2.64%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [262195 points -14.74%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [36318 points -6.77%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [145374 points -6.32%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [49236 points -28.73%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [289302 points -5.93%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [33842 points -13.13%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [153456 points -1.11%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [57847 points -16.27%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [307175 points -0.11%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [41261 points +5.92%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [191406 points +23.34%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [72104 points +4.37%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [378993 points +23.24%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [41343 points +6.13%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [165847 points +6.87%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [73651 points +6.61%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [352842 points +14.74%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [47262 points +21.32%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [276012 points +77.86%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [61068 points -11.61%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [410465 points +33.47%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [29217 points -25.00%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [67366 points -56.59%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [54658 points -20.88%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [225877 points -26.55%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [43698 points +12.17%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [143468 points -7.55%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [78572 points +13.73%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [292304 points -4.95%]
          
FPU mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
4255 [1.50%]
Intel Core i5-8500
4192
This model
4145 [-1.10%]
4145 [-1.12%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
36101 [30.46%]
35045 [26.64%]
34478 [24.60%]
31208 [12.78%]
Intel Core i5-8500
27672
This model
27353 [-1.15%]
26635 [-3.75%]
26309 [-4.93%]
26240 [-5.17%]
25694 [-7.15%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
17795 [2.40%]
17408 [0.17%]
17383 [0.03%]
Intel Core i5-8500
17378
This model
17164 [-1.24%]
16990 [-2.23%]
16959 [-2.41%]
16695 [-3.93%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
103097 [9.59%]
Intel Core i5-8500
94071
This model
86105 [-8.47%]
85479 [-9.13%]
83769 [-10.95%]
82354 [-12.46%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-8500
5462
This model
5391 [-1.30%]
5338 [-2.25%]
5310 [-2.78%]
5170 [-5.33%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-8500
29055
This model
27846 [-4.16%]
27578 [-5.08%]
27476 [-5.44%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
12627 [5.89%]
Intel Core i5-8500
11924
This model
11379 [-4.57%]
11046 [-7.37%]
11029 [-7.51%]
10590 [-11.19%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
4421 [0.80%]
Intel Core i5-8500
4386
This model
          
SSE mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
15531 [2.01%]
15375 [0.99%]
Intel Core i5-8500
15225
This model
15221 [-0.03%]
14848 [-2.47%]
14496 [-4.79%]
14296 [-6.10%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
90443 [3.03%]
Intel Core i5-8500
87781
This model
86918 [-0.98%]
77182 [-12.08%]
74859 [-14.72%]
74617 [-15.00%]
71148 [-18.95%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
23193 [5.33%]
22214 [0.88%]
Intel Core i5-8500
22020
This model
21941 [-0.36%]
21686 [-1.52%]
20733 [-5.85%]
20702 [-5.98%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
137300 [8.34%]
135127 [6.63%]
135120 [6.62%]
134467 [6.11%]
131230 [3.55%]
Intel Core i5-8500
126729
This model
126353 [-0.30%]
126140 [-0.46%]
119634 [-5.60%]
107946 [-14.82%]
105876 [-16.46%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
5868 [2.12%]
Intel Core i5-8500
5746
This model
5417 [-5.73%]
5405 [-5.93%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
36927 [12.15%]
33851 [2.80%]
Intel Core i5-8500
32928
This model
32645 [-0.86%]
32242 [-2.08%]
29621 [-10.04%]
28553 [-13.28%]
27929 [-15.18%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
13435 [10.35%]
12792 [5.07%]
Intel Core i5-8500
12175
This model
11366 [-6.64%]
11087 [-8.93%]
10811 [-11.20%]
10485 [-13.88%]
10479 [-13.93%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-8500
4215
This model
          
AVX mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
16137 [6.11%]
Intel Core i5-8500
15208
This model
15137 [-0.46%]
15105 [-0.68%]
15042 [-1.09%]
14810 [-2.62%]
14438 [-5.06%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
92208 [15.96%]
91635 [15.24%]
90013 [13.20%]
87541 [10.09%]
Intel Core i5-8500
79517
This model
74649 [-6.12%]
74581 [-6.21%]
71250 [-10.40%]
68474 [-13.89%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
24178 [5.39%]
23754 [3.55%]
23462 [2.27%]
Intel Core i5-8500
22940
This model
22920 [-0.09%]
22878 [-0.27%]
22803 [-0.60%]
22381 [-2.44%]
22350 [-2.58%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
126959 [17.80%]
118805 [10.23%]
118584 [10.03%]
111937 [3.86%]
110856 [2.86%]
Intel Core i5-8500
107776
This model
105055 [-2.53%]
105046 [-2.53%]
100740 [-6.53%]
93174 [-13.55%]
91157 [-15.42%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
5804 [4.82%]
5638 [1.81%]
Intel Core i5-8500
5538
This model
5454 [-1.50%]
5452 [-1.55%]
5415 [-2.21%]
5391 [-2.64%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
35181 [10.34%]
33115 [3.86%]
Intel Core i5-8500
31885
This model
31762 [-0.39%]
29564 [-7.28%]
28473 [-10.70%]
28212 [-11.52%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
13024 [14.35%]
12818 [12.55%]
12696 [11.48%]
12504 [9.79%]
Intel Core i5-8500
11389
This model
11243 [-1.28%]
10965 [-3.72%]
10297 [-9.58%]
10252 [-9.98%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
22078 [65.17%]
16924 [26.61%]
13398 [0.23%]
Intel Core i5-8500
13367
This model
13025 [-2.55%]
11801 [-11.71%]
11583 [-13.34%]
10646 [-20.35%]
10503 [-21.43%]
          
AVX2 mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
28035 [2.47%]
Intel Core i5-8500
27359
This model
27293 [-0.24%]
27249 [-0.40%]
27204 [-0.56%]
26939 [-1.54%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
157934 [9.09%]
156443 [8.06%]
154202 [6.51%]
150454 [3.92%]
146011 [0.86%]
Intel Core i5-8500
144773
This model
144477 [-0.20%]
138564 [-4.29%]
136687 [-5.59%]
134627 [-7.01%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
24867 [2.46%]
24497 [0.93%]
24324 [0.22%]
24313 [0.17%]
Intel Core i5-8500
24271
This model
24260 [-0.05%]
24259 [-0.05%]
24192 [-0.33%]
24086 [-0.76%]
23951 [-1.32%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
142492 [10.42%]
138866 [7.62%]
137414 [6.49%]
135254 [4.82%]
133114 [3.16%]
Intel Core i5-8500
129040
This model
122434 [-5.12%]
121438 [-5.89%]
116432 [-9.77%]
116323 [-9.85%]
113613 [-11.95%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
5700 [0.15%]
Intel Core i5-8500
5691
This model
5526 [-2.90%]
5510 [-3.18%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
31416 [6.40%]
30374 [2.87%]
Intel Core i5-8500
29526
This model
28760 [-2.59%]
28732 [-2.69%]
28052 [-4.99%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-8500
11765
This model
11689 [-0.65%]
11670 [-0.81%]
11580 [-1.57%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
4447 [6.25%]
Intel Core i5-8500
4185
This model
4008 [-4.22%]

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