Average Bench: 88.5% (32nd of 1206)

Based on 493 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9500 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 80%Average: 88.5% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-9500 averaged just 11.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-9500 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 130Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 256Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9500 is just 13.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-9500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 715Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 709Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 493 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 1-Core 130 136
230 2-Core 256 270
90.9% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
448 4-Core 498 526
610 8-Core 709 754
78.1% 603 Pts
Min Avg Max
623 64-Core 715 757
48% 715 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 267
95% 201 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 735
81% 626 Pts
64-Core 738
50% 738 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 134
2-Core 259
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 699
78% 600 Pts
64-Core 717
48% 717 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 132
2-Core 261
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 724
79% 612 Pts
64-Core 727
49% 727 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 133
2-Core 262
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 728
79% 612 Pts
64-Core 736
49% 736 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 257
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 719
79% 609 Pts
64-Core 711
48% 711 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 258
92% 194 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 717
78% 605 Pts
64-Core 709
48% 709 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 120
2-Core 258
88% 189 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 690
78% 599 Pts
64-Core 704
47% 704 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 259
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 720
77% 598 Pts
64-Core 710
48% 710 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 128
2-Core 251
89% 189 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 659
69% 543 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,641,434 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-9500 Builds (Compare 136 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3070

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-9500 Processor
Launch DateQ2'19
Processor Numberi5-9500
# of Cores6
# of Threads6
Cache9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed3.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.40 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.10 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 Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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