Average Bench: 91% (52nd of 1317)

Based on 6,025 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0650, BFEBFBFF000A0653 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10500 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 81%Average: 91% Great: 96%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-10500 averaged just 9.0% 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 130Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 90.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10500 is just 15%. 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 1,026Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 805Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,025 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 Memory 90.4 95.9
116 1-Core 130 138
230 2-Core 257 274
91% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
425 4-Core 492 535
721 8-Core 805 865
82.2% 649 Pts
Min Avg Max
930 64-Core 1,026 1,065
68.8% 1,026 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.1
1-Core 130
2-Core 250
92% 159 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 824
84% 662 Pts
64-Core 1,038
70% 1,038 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.4
1-Core 137
2-Core 270
95% 166 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 852
85% 676 Pts
64-Core 1,059
71% 1,059 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.5
1-Core 130
2-Core 235
90% 153 Pts
4-Core 475
8-Core 794
80% 635 Pts
64-Core 1,038
70% 1,038 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.4
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 190
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 583
62% 481 Pts
64-Core 728
49% 728 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.7
1-Core 122
2-Core 237
80% 143 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 657
68% 536 Pts
64-Core 845
57% 845 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,425,532 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $192 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10500 Builds (Compare 717 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3080

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $246

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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 17 months ago.

Excellent

3 months ago.

Extremely fast for the price. No complains


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

Great Budget gaming CPU & Moderate base frequency


Average

15 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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