Average Bench: 92.1% (27th of 1265)

Based on 835 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0650, BFEBFBFF000A0653 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10500 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 86%Average: 92.1% 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 7.9% 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 91.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10500 is just 10.9%. 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 835 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.5 Memory 91.9 96.2
117 1-Core 131 137
233 2-Core 257 273
91.5% 160 Pts
Min Avg Max
438 4-Core 496 534
742 8-Core 811 867
82.9% 654 Pts
Min Avg Max
947 64-Core 1,027 1,066
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 94.8
1-Core 136
2-Core 269
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 521
8-Core 861
87% 691 Pts
64-Core 1,057
71% 1,057 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.7
1-Core 130
2-Core 259
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 810
83% 656 Pts
64-Core 1,050
70% 1,050 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 121
2-Core 265
90% 159 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 841
86% 676 Pts
64-Core 1,056
71% 1,056 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 84
2-Core 192
73% 122 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 639
65% 511 Pts
64-Core 786
53% 786 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,603,669 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $192 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10500 Builds (Compare 402 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B460M-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $551

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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

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7 days ago.

Mid range good processor


Excellent

5 hrs ago.

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


Average

2 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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