Average Bench: 89.5% (81st of 1355)

Based on 9,375 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0650, BFEBFBFF000A0653 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10500 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 80%Average: 89.5% Great: 95%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-10500 averaged just 10.5% 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 128Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 90.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10500 is just 15.6%. 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 1,000Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 783Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,375 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.8 Memory 90.5 95.5
108 1-Core 128 135
211 2-Core 250 269
89.6% 156 Pts
Min Avg Max
400 4-Core 476 523
663 8-Core 783 846
79.7% 629 Pts
Min Avg Max
826 64-Core 1,000 1,062
67.1% 1,000 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 124
2-Core 264
90% 159 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 823
83% 657 Pts
64-Core 1,062
71% 1,062 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 129
2-Core 244
90% 155 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 788
79% 629 Pts
64-Core 1,049
70% 1,049 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 131
2-Core 259
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 818
82% 650 Pts
64-Core 1,058
71% 1,058 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 131
2-Core 252
88% 156 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 802
83% 653 Pts
64-Core 1,058
71% 1,058 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.6
1-Core 133
2-Core 267
91% 162 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 817
83% 655 Pts
64-Core 1,055
71% 1,055 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,522,714 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $192 @ launch in May '20
AmazonUS $20018 mins
EbayUS $20032 secs
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Typical Core i5-10500 Builds (Compare 1,438 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3080

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $200

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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 2 years ago.

Excellent

11 months ago.

Extremely fast for the price. No complains


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

Great Budget gaming CPU & Moderate base frequency


Average

23 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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