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Core i7-10870H vs i5-10500


Description
Both models i7-10870H and i5-10500 are based on Comet Lake architecture.

Comet Lake was released in 2019 as a 14nm process-refinement. These models were released as 10th generation CPUs like 10nm Ice Lake. There are model with 2 to 10 cores.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-10870H gets a score of 487 k points while the i5-10500 gets 388 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-10870H is 1.3 times faster than the i5-10500. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
a0652
a0653
Core
Comet Lake-H
Comet Lake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.2 GHz
3.1 GHz
Boost frecuency
5 GHz
4.5 GHz
Socket
FC-BGA 1440
FC-LGA 1200
Cores/Threads
8/16
6/12
TDP
45 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
8x32+8x32 kB
6x32+6x32 kB
Cache L2
8x256 kB
6x256 kB
Cache L3
16384 kB
12288 kB
Date
September 2020
April 2020

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i7-10870H
i5-10500
Test#1 (Integers)
4766
4518 (-5.19%)
Test#2 (FP)
19806
18521 (-6.49%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6292
5580 (-11.32%)
Test#1 (Memory)
14034
14201 (1.19%)
TOTAL
44898
42820 (-4.63%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-10500
Test#1 (Integers)
31208
25262 (-19.05%)
Test#2 (FP)
151010
120476 (-20.22%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
50126
38120 (-23.95%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8366
7677 (-8.24%)
TOTAL
240709
191536 (-20.43%)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
i7-10870H
i5-10500
Test#1 (Integers)
17174
16303 (-5.07%)
Test#2 (FP)
25260
23221 (-8.07%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6704
6216 (-7.27%)
Test#1 (Memory)
13813
14052 (1.72%)
TOTAL
62952
59792 (-5.02%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-10500
Test#1 (Integers)
116682
92605 (-20.63%)
Test#2 (FP)
187278
147675 (-21.15%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
51518
40709 (-20.98%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8390
7784 (-7.23%)
TOTAL
363869
288773 (-20.64%)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i7-10870H
i5-10500
Test#1 (Integers)
16136
16329 (1.20%)
Test#2 (FP)
24736
24730 (-0.02%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5984
5992 (0.14%)
Test#1 (Memory)
12696
13640 (7.44%)
TOTAL
59551
60691 (1.92%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-10500
Test#1 (Integers)
117028
91635 (-21.70%)
Test#2 (FP)
199876
158705 (-20.60%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
50641
39839 (-21.33%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8229
7758 (-5.73%)
TOTAL
375774
297937 (-20.71%)

AVX2 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode III (AVX2), like AVX1, is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the second version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX2 compatible CPU was released in 2013.
Monothread
i7-10870H
i5-10500
Test#1 (Integers)
30376
28728 (-5.43%)
Test#2 (FP)
27947
26008 (-6.94%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6510
6079 (-6.63%)
Test#1 (Memory)
14366
14456 (0.63%)
TOTAL
79200
75271 (-4.96%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-10500
Test#1 (Integers)
216184
172665 (-20.13%)
Test#2 (FP)
210824
167572 (-20.52%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
51574
39451 (-23.51%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8465
8306 (-1.88%)
TOTAL
487048
387995 (-20.34%)

Performance/W
i7-10870H
i5-10500
Test#1 (Integers)
4804 points/W
2656 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
4685 points/W
2578 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1146 points/W
607 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
188 points/W
128 points/W
TOTAL
10823 points/W
5969 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-10870H
i5-10500
Test#1 (Integers)
6075 points/GHz
6384 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
5589 points/GHz
5780 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1302 points/GHz
1351 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
2873 points/GHz
3212 points/GHz
TOTAL
15840 points/GHz
16727 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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