Average Bench: 90.7% (54th of 1314)

Based on 4,099 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0650, BFEBFBFF000A0653 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10500 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 81%Average: 90.7% Great: 97%
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 9.3% 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 90.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10500 is just 15.8%. 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 1,019Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 802Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,099 samples)
Min Avg Max
81 Memory 90.5 95.8
116 1-Core 130 137
224 2-Core 255 273
90.8% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
406 4-Core 489 535
697 8-Core 802 863
81.8% 645 Pts
Min Avg Max
901 64-Core 1,019 1,065
68.4% 1,019 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.2
1-Core 137
2-Core 269
95% 166 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 870
88% 697 Pts
64-Core 1,062
71% 1,062 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 124
2-Core 201
84% 140 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 843
84% 668 Pts
64-Core 1,051
70% 1,051 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.9
1-Core 135
2-Core 268
92% 163 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 785
83% 649 Pts
64-Core 974
65% 974 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 90.6
2-Core 252
79% 142 Pts
4-Core 510
8-Core 707
79% 609 Pts
64-Core 946
64% 946 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 127
2-Core 250
87% 154 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 740
77% 603 Pts
64-Core 1009
68% 1009 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,088,753 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $192 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10500 Builds (Compare 8,297 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 138%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 126%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z490-P - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,019

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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 12 months ago.

Excellent

14 days ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Great Budget gaming CPU & Moderate base frequency


Average

10 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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