The Intel Core i5-8500 6-Core 3.0GHz has 6 cores that run at a clock speed of 3GHz.
It has an L3 cache size of 9MB and an L2 cache size of 1536KB.
|Cores||6||More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously|
|Speed||3GHz||Clock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family|
|Codename||Coffee Lake||The code name given by the manufacturers|
|Release Date||03 Apr 2018||The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support|
|TDP||65W||The lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates|
|L2 Cache||1536KB||After L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access|
|L3 Cache||9MB||The L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data|
|Lithography||14nm||The smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use|
|CPU Socket||LGA 1151||The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it|
|Unlocked Multiplier||no||An unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost|
The CPU is under a year old, meaning it should be based on recent technologies and manufacturer support should almost certainly still be available.
Created with lithographic technology sized at 14 nanometers, the Core i5-8500 6-Core 3.0GHz is built for extreme speeds and efficiency, and with a Thermal Design Power of 65W the amount of power necessary to run is not excessive.
|Game name||Frames per second|
|Grand Theft Auto V||60|
|Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||160|
|Grand Theft Auto IV||72|
|The Witcher III||40|
|Dragon Age 3: Inquisition||51|
|Far Cry 3||66|
|Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag||60|
|Assassins Creed: Unity||38|
|Assassins Creed 3||56|
|Far Cry 4||65|
|Assassins Creed: Syndicate||44|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||153|
|Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor||45|
|Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare||90|
|Dark Souls 3||60|