Intel Core i5-8500 vs Intel Core i5-9500

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i5 6 core CPU vs Intel 9th Generation Core i5 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 260.00
$ 230.00
$ 30.00 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

38 %
41 %
7% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

61 %
66 %
8% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

31 %
33 %
6% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

30 %
31 %
3% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4585
4602
0.37% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1059
1113
5% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

6
Identical
6

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
Identical
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.1 GHz
4.4 GHz
7% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
Identical
16

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
Identical
128 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
Identical
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1.5 MiB
Identical
1.5 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

9 MiB
Identical
9 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

298th of 1,219
279th of 1,219

Family

The product line

8th Generation Core i5
9th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2018
May 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2666
DDR4-2666

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i5-8500 vs Core i5-9500 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-9500 beats the Core i5-8500 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-8500 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. Both the Core i5-8500 and Core i5-9500 have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Core i5-9500 has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The data shows that both these CPUs have same sized L2 caches and L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Core i5-8500 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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