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Intel Core i5 8th Gen

Core i5-8500 6-Core 3.0GHz

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.


Intel Core i5-8500 6-Core 3.0GHz

Cores6More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously
Speed3GHzClock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family
CodenameCoffee LakeThe code name given by the manufacturers
Release Date03 Apr 2018 The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support
TDP65WThe 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 Cache1536KBAfter L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access
L3 Cache9MBThe L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data
Lithography14nmThe smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use
CPU SocketLGA 1151The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it
Unlocked MultipliernoAn unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost

Core i5-8500 6-Core 3.0GHz compatibility review

Overall, the Intel Core i5-8500 6-Core 3.0GHz has exceptional performance. Its 6 cores clocked at 3 GHz provide swift processing speeds and allow many processes to be run simultaneously.

The CPU is over 1 year old, meaning while it is probably beginning to look old compared to newer processors, manufacturer support should still be readily 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.

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Core i5-8500 6-Core 3.0GHz Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Grand Theft Auto V 60
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 160
Grand Theft Auto IV 72
Minecraft 140
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 60
The Witcher III 40
Assassins Creed: Unity 38
Battlefield 4 69
Far Cry 4 65
Far Cry 3 66
Battlefield 3 71
Assassins Creed 3 56
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 153
Doom 4 60
Crysis 3 81
Assassins Creed: Syndicate 44
The Witcher II 78
Hitman Absolution 73
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 90
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 45
Dark Souls 3 60
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