However, due to various optimizations of the Coffee Lake CPUs, these are not compatible with older chipsets, but require socket 1151 motherboards with the chipsets of the 300 series. The Intel Core i5 processors from the Coffee Lake generation have six CPU cores, high clock rates and new Turbo Boost features - and that with only 65 watts TDP!
Intel's i5 CPUs of the 8th generation
The Intel Core i5-8500 at a glance:
- 6 physical cores with lots of power
- 3.0 GHz base clock at 65 watts TDP
- 4.1 GHz Boost Clock & Turbo Boost 2.0
- 9 megabytes of L3 cache
- Support for DDR4-2.666 (Dual Channel)
- Revised UHD Graphics 630 graphics unit
- Only compatible with motherboards with Intel chipset of the 300 series!
- Attention: Tray version without processor cooler & OVP!
The Intel Core i5-8500: Powerful six-core processor
The Intel Core i5-8500 has a clock frequency of 3.0 GHz, which can be increased by Turbo Boost 2.0 on demand up to 4.1 GHz. However, it should be noted that the boost clock rates vary depending on the 1-core, 2-core, 4-core, or 6-core operation, so the best performance can always be obtained from the Coffee Lake CPU and the user can thus determine what performance is available for games or applications. The L3 cache has improved to 9 megabytes and the Thermal Design Power (TDP) is 65 watts.
A major difference to the Skylake and Kaby Lake generation is that Coffee Lake is designed only for the fast and efficient DDR4 memory. The quad-core processors therefore support a maximum standard clock of 2,400 MHz, whereas the six-core processors allow up to 2,666 MHz standard clock. Intel's LGA 1151 will remain as a socket, but it is imperative to use a motherboard with a 300 series chipset, otherwise the processor could be damaged due to the changed power supply.
In direct comparison with the 200 series, the 300 series can convince with an optimized power supply for the entire CPU, which has improved the overclocking possibilities. The integrated graphics unit has also been optimized in terms of clock and drivers and has now been named Intel HD Graphics UHD 630. With its 24 execution units, it offers more than enough graphics power for Intel Quick Sync, GPU computing and, of course, one or the other game in between. Furthermore, the graphics unit DirectX 12 with the feature level 12_1, OpenGL 4.5 and OpenCL 2.0 also supports the playback of 4K, UHD resolutions at 60 Hz via DisplayPort - assuming a corresponding mainboard.
This is the tray version of the processor. A CPU cooler and the packaging are therefore not included.
- Intel Core i5-8500 ("Coffee Lake")
- Production: 14 nm PlusPlus
- 6/6 (physical / virtual)
- Base clock: 3.0 GHz
- Turbo clock (max.): 4.1 GHz
- Level 3 cache: 9 MB
- Level 2 cache: 1.5 MB (6x 256 kB)
- Memory controller: internal
- Memory channels: 2
- Memory standard: DDR4 (2.666 MHz)
- Integrated graphics unit:
- Intel UHD Graphics 630 (24 EUs, up to 1,100 MHz)
- 65 watts
- Socket compatibility:
- LGA 1151
- Chipset Compatibility:
- 300 series from Intel