Intel Core i5-9500: specs and benchmarks

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Core i5-9500
2018
6 cores / 6 threads
6.41

Summary

Intel started Core i5-9500 sales 19 October 2018 at a recommended price of $192. This is a Coffee Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 6 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4400 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1151 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 6.41% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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General info

Core i5-9500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking967
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money16.06
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i5
Architecture codenameCoffee Lake (2017−2019)
Release date19 October 2018 (5 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$192of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$154 (0.8x MSRP)of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)

Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads6
Base clock speed3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.4 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache9 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size149 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierNo

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-9500 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA1151
Power consumption (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i5-9500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology-
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
SIPP+
StatusDiscontinued

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
MPX+
Identity Protection+
SGXYes with Intel® ME
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-9500's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth41.6 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i5-9500.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 630
Max video memory64 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency1.1 GHz
InTru 3D+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-9500's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-9500's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096 x 2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP4096 x 2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096 x 2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-9500's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12
OpenGL4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i5-9500. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-9500 6.41

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i5-9500 9819

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i5-9500 1467

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i5-9500 4982

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-9500 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Core i5-8600 101.25
Core i7-5820K 100.47
Core i5-9500 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i5-9500 is Ryzen 5 2500X, which is slower by 3% and lower by 17 positions in our ranking.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-9500:

Ryzen 3 4300G 111.54
FX-9590 103.9
Core i5-9500 100

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i5-9500, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i5-9500 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2136 configurations based on Core i5-9500 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.5% (10/2136)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.05% (1/2136)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.09% (2/2136)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.05% (1/2136)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (5/2136)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.1% (3/2136)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.09% (2/2136)
RX 7800 XT Radeon RX 7800 XT
0.05% (1/2136)
RTX 3070 Ti GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
0.1% (3/2136)

User Ratings

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