Intel Core i7-8500Y vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i7 2 core CPU vs Intel Core 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

16 %
17 %
6% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

29 %
30 %
3% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

13 %
13 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

12 %
13 %
8% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
88% significantly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

5 W
1800% significantly lower TDP
95 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

921st of 1,337
902nd of 1,337


The product line

8th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2019
August 2009

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-8500Y vs Core 2 Quad Q9505 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Core 2 Quad Q9505 beats the Core i7-8500Y in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-8500Y in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core 2 Quad Q9505 has significantly more cores than the Core i7-8500Y. Indeed, the Core 2 Quad Q9505 has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the Core i7-8500Y. But they both have the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core 2 Quad Q9505 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-8500Y. A Core i7-8500Y CPU outputs less heat than a Core 2 Quad Q9505 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

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. Indeed, the Core i7-8500Y has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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