8th Gen Intel Core i5 8500

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  • iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Boost/Base Clock: 4.1 GHz / 3 GHz
  • Core/Thread Count: 6 Core / 6 Thread
  • Cache: 384 KB of level 1 cache + 1.5 MB of level 2 cache + 9MB of L3 Cache
  • TDP: 65 Watts
  • Memory Speed: DDR4 2666 MHz
  • CPU Socket: FCLGA1151
  • CPU Transistor size: 14 Nanometer
  • CPU Series: Coffee Lake

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Last updated on June 23, 2022 10:07 PM
8th Gen Intel Core i5 8500
8th Gen Intel Core i5 8500



8th Gen Intel Core i5 8500 | Review

Launched in mid-2018, Intel Core i5-8500 is a desktop processor with 6 cores/ 6 threads, based on a 14 nm Coffee Lake microarchitecture, with a base clock speed of 3.00 GHz and a Turbo speed of 4.10 GHz. Other key features involve 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes, 2 channels of memory ram that supports DDR4-2666 RAM up to 128 GB, 9  MB of L3 cache, a default TDP of 65W. 

Integrated GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 620

Intel UHD Graphics 620

8th Gen Intel Core i5 8500 is powered by Intel UHD Graphics 620 which is slightly faster than previous Intel HD 620 Graphics. Based on Gen. 9.5 architecture based on a 14 nm manufacturing process Intel UHD 620 is powered by 24 processing units. It can support 4K at 60Hz with a peak resolution support of 4096×2304 pixels and it can support up to a maximum of three displays with this graphics processor.

How is 8th Gen Intel Core i5 8500 for gaming

The performance of Intel UHD Graphics 620 depends on a number of factors such as L3 cache size, ram configuration, boost clock speed, and core count of the CPU. The real performance of the UHD graphics is similar to that of the HD Graphics while in the case of synthetic benchmarks it is almost 20 percent faster and when compared with Nvidia’s Mx130 it is almost 40 percent slower in synthetic benchmarks and when it comes to gaming the UHD graphics 620 is about 50 percent slower when compared to Nvidia Mx130.


Specification: 8th Gen Intel Core i5 8500


Processor/CPU Model

CPU Base Clock

3 GHz

CPU Boost Clock

4.1 GHz

CPU Core Count

6 Core

Level 1 Cache

384 KB

Level 2 Cache

1.5 MB

L3 Cache/SLC

9MB of L3 Cache


65 Watts

CPU Thread Count

6 Thread

CPU Generation


Processor’s Series

Coffee Lake


Transistor size

RAM Speed

CPU Benchmarks
Cinebench R20 Single Core


GPU Specs
iGPU Model




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