( 4.8 Average / 40 Ratings )
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Easy to install, Kaby Lake is great, great CPU at the price point if you aren't going to OC.
The i5-7500 was a great deal at the time and managed to buy it for 10$ less than the i5-6500, you can never go wrong with an Intel processor.
I chose this kaby lake CPU because of its low TDP and because it fits my budget. I left the stock cooler on, and it's reasonably silent.
Performence better than it predesscor sky lake
I was torn between this CPU or the 7600k for $35 more. In the end, now regrettably but not going back, I grabbed the 7500 for the lower TDP and non Z series board cost. So far it delivers within 5% synthetic performance vs disabling HT on my old Xeon and runs significantly cooler.
I'm not interested in overclocking and this is more than I need for my purposes.
worth the wait! was using pentium g4400 then is saved enough for this baby!
Potentially the best buy for me as it ensures future upgrades without any bottlenecks.
Great processor for the price. Runs very cool in my build.
TL;DR - Solid chip, great price.
Pros: Decent temps with stock cooler, good price, solid performance.
Cons: More powerful options available
Is it the best processor available? No, not even in the i5 line - but this lil guy runs everything I throw at it and doesn't heat up with the stock cooler. This chip is more of a placeholder for me - I wanted to invest in other parts of my build while still getting a Kaby Lake chip, so running the 7500 without overclocking worked like a charm - and I still have the ability to upgrade to a K-series and a better cooler when I feel like making the investment.