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Core i7-10870H vs i5-8500


Description
The i7-10870H is based on Comet Lake architecture while the i5-8500 is based on Coffee Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-10870H gets a score of 487 k points while the i5-8500 gets 307.5 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-10870H is 1.6 times faster than the i5-8500. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
a0652
906ea
Core
Comet Lake-H
Coffee Lake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.2 GHz
3 GHz
Boost frecuency
5 GHz
4.1 GHz
Socket
FC-BGA 1440
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
8/16
6/6
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
9216 kB
Date
September 2020
March 2018

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
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
4766
4192 (-12.04%)
Test#2 (FP)
19806
17378 (-12.26%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6292
5462 (-13.20%)
Test#1 (Memory)
14034
11924 (-15.03%)
TOTAL
44898
38956 (-13.23%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
31208
27672 (-11.33%)
Test#2 (FP)
151010
94071 (-37.71%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
50126
29055 (-42.04%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8366
4386 (-47.57%)
TOTAL
240709
155184 (-35.53%)

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
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
17174
15225 (-11.35%)
Test#2 (FP)
25260
22020 (-12.83%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6704
5746 (-14.29%)
Test#1 (Memory)
13813
12175 (-11.86%)
TOTAL
62952
55165 (-12.37%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
116682
87781 (-24.77%)
Test#2 (FP)
187278
126729 (-32.33%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
51518
32928 (-36.09%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8390
4215 (-49.76%)
TOTAL
363869
251654 (-30.84%)

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
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
16136
15208 (-5.75%)
Test#2 (FP)
24736
22940 (-7.26%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5984
5538 (-7.46%)
Test#1 (Memory)
12696
11389 (-10.29%)
TOTAL
59551
55075 (-7.52%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
117028
79517 (-32.05%)
Test#2 (FP)
199876
107776 (-46.08%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
50641
31885 (-37.04%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8229
13367 (62.44%)
TOTAL
375774
232546 (-38.12%)

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
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
30376
27359 (-9.93%)
Test#2 (FP)
27947
24271 (-13.15%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6510
5691 (-12.58%)
Test#1 (Memory)
14366
11765 (-18.10%)
TOTAL
79200
69087 (-12.77%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
216184
144773 (-33.03%)
Test#2 (FP)
210824
129040 (-38.79%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
51574
29526 (-42.75%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8465
4185 (-50.56%)
TOTAL
487048
307524 (-36.86%)

Performance/W
i7-10870H
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
4804 points/W
2227 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
4685 points/W
1985 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1146 points/W
454 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
188 points/W
64 points/W
TOTAL
10823 points/W
4731 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-10870H
i5-8500
Test#1 (Integers)
6075 points/GHz
6673 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
5589 points/GHz
5920 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1302 points/GHz
1388 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
2873 points/GHz
2870 points/GHz
TOTAL
15840 points/GHz
16850 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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