Average Bench: 92% (31st of 1275)

Based on 2,418 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0650, BFEBFBFF000A0653 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10500 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 83%Average: 92% Great: 97%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-10500 averaged just 8.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-10500 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 131Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 91.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10500 is just 13.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-10500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,027Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 811Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,418 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.4 Memory 91.6 96.2
120 1-Core 131 138
236 2-Core 259 274
91.8% 161 Pts
Min Avg Max
435 4-Core 497 537
722 8-Core 811 869
82.9% 654 Pts
Min Avg Max
921 64-Core 1,027 1,078
68.9% 1,027 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 132
2-Core 268
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 803
85% 665 Pts
64-Core 1,060
71% 1,060 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.7
1-Core 118
2-Core 265
91% 160 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 886
86% 687 Pts
64-Core 1,085
73% 1,085 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 131
2-Core 248
91% 158 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 792
78% 620 Pts
64-Core 1,012
68% 1,012 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 121
2-Core 233
81% 144 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 678
71% 555 Pts
64-Core 960
64% 960 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $192 @ launch in May '20
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AmazonUS $21812 mins
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Typical Core i5-10500 Builds (Compare 4,972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z490-P - $294

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,104

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-10500 Processor
Launch DateQ2'20
Processor Numberi5-10500
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed3.10 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.50 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechNo
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1200

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

10th generation Comet Lake processor...

Added 8 months ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

1 hr ago.

More expensive than an i7 haha go brrr.


Excellent

1 month ago.

It's cheap compared to its performance (Strong and Cheap)


Excellent

2 months ago.

Great Budget gaming CPU & Moderate base frequency


Average

6 months ago.

There are a few reasons as to why this is one of the only Intel CPU's that I think is somewhat decent. Reason #1, is that it is pretty cheap. Coming in at round 250$, you can get 6 cores, and 12 threads, with a base clock of 3.1GHz. It's still on 14nm, so there's an issue. The reason why I wouldn't recommend this product is because of the Ryzen 7 3700X or the Ryzen 5 3600. The Ryzen 7 has about a 20% faster single core performance, and a much faster 61% faster multi-core performance. For not much more price. I would say skip this CPU, just go to Ryzen, as you would have to buy a CPU cooler, and a new motherboard that doesn't support forward and backwards compatibility. 3/5.


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