Intel i5 8500 leaks on the SiSoftware database

Will the i5 8500 become a non-overclocking favourite amongst PC gamers?

Intel i5 8500 leaks on SiSoftware database

Intel i5 8500 leaks on the SiSoftware database

When Intel released their Coffee Lake series of CPUs, the i5 8400 quickly became a hit product amongst budget gamers, offering boost clocks as high as 4GHz while providing six total CPU cores/threads.  With a recommended price of $182-187 from Intel, the product provided a lot of value, delivering a lot of cores and reasonably high clock speeds, making it a hit product for gamers.  

Now a processor called the i5 8500 has been leaked in the SiSoftware database, promising higher base clocks than the already popular i5 8400. The base clock speed of the 8400 is 2.8GHz while the base clock speed of the i5 8500 is 3.0GHz, with the i5 8400 offering a boost clock speed of 4.0GHz. On average the 8400 maintains clock speeds of 3.8GHz on all cores on Z370 (may not boost as high on lower-end boards), making it likely that the i5 8500 will be able to sustain 3.9 or 4GHz clock speeds on all cores with a peak boost clock of 4.1 or 4.2GHz. 

These specifications place the i5 8500 close to the unlocked i5 8600K, making the 8500 seem like an ideal chip for those who do not overclock their systems, perhaps offering another excellent value-oriented gaming chip for Intel.  


Intel i5 8500 leaks on SiSoftware database  

Intel is expected to release new Coffee Lake CPUs and motherboards in the near future, though AMD will likely be hot on their heels with the release of their second generation of Ryzen processors, which promise higher clock speeds and enhanced turbo technology. 2018 is going to be another interesting year for the CPU market. 

You can join the discussion on Intel's leaked i5 8500 CPU on the OC3D Forums.  

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16-01-2018, 22:02:47

guys be careful as the base clocks of these chips are really low so while with an expensive board they will boost to 4ghz or similar, on a cheaper/oem boards they might not, as intel only guaranties the base clock.Quote

16-01-2018, 23:02:47

If they had better boost clocks in the first place this would be unnecessary.

Why does this feel like deja vu? E8400 and E8500 any one? the latter being a complete waste of money.Quote

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