Intel Core i7-8700 vs Core i5-10500

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Intel Core i7-8700
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Games supported 100%
Processor Processor Intel Core i7-8700 vs Intel Core i5-10500

General info

Comparing Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating418411
Value for money32.1253.48
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i7no data
Architecture codenameCoffee LakeComet Lake
Release date1 January 2018 (3 years ago)30 April 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$303no data
Price now$334 (1.1x MSRP)$234
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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Technical specs

Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads1212
Base clock speed3.2 GHz3.1 GHz
Boost clock speed4.6 GHz4.5 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache12288 KB12 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die size149 mm2no data
Maximum core temperature100 °C100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °C72 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500 compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration11
SocketFCLGA1151FCLGA1200
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+-
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
SIPP++
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data-

Security technologies

Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++
Secure Key++
MPX+no data
Identity Protection++
SGXYes with Intel® MEYes with Intel® ME
OS Guard++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500 are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3, DDR4DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size64 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth41.6 GB/s41.6 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 630Intel UHD Graphics 630
Max video memory64 GB64 GB
Quick Sync Video++
Clear Video++
Clear Video HD++
Graphics max frequency1.2 GHz1.15 GHz
InTru 3D++

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported33

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support++
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096 x 2304@24Hz4096 x 2160@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP4096 x 2304@60Hz4096 x 2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096 x 2304@60Hz4096 x 2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX1212
OpenGL4.54.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes1616

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall 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.

i7-8700 14.89
i5-10500 15.02
+0.9%
  • 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.

i7-8700 13065
i5-10500 13184
+0.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10500 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 14.89 15.02
Novelty 1 January 2018 30 April 2020
Boost clock speed 4600 4500
Base clock speed 3200 3100

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Core i7-8700
Intel Core i7-8700

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Intel Core i5-10500
Intel Core i5-10500

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Core i7-8700 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-8700 by AMD is Ryzen 5 1600X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Core i5-10500 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-10500 from AMD is Ryzen 5 2600, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-10500:

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User rating

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