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Core i7-10870H vs i5-9500


Description
The i7-10870H is based on Comet Lake architecture while the i5-9500 is based on Coffee Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-10870H gets a score of 487 k points while the i5-9500 gets 352.8 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-10870H is 1.4 times faster than the i5-9500. 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
4.4 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
April 2019

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
i5-9500
Test#1 (Integers)
4766
4453 (-6.55%)
Test#2 (FP)
19806
18427 (-6.97%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6292
5836 (-7.25%)
Test#1 (Memory)
14034
12627 (-10.02%)
TOTAL
44898
41343 (-7.92%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-9500
Test#1 (Integers)
31208
24752 (-20.69%)
Test#2 (FP)
151010
103097 (-31.73%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
50126
32434 (-35.30%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8366
5564 (-33.48%)
TOTAL
240709
165847 (-31.10%)

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
i5-9500
Test#1 (Integers)
17174
16060 (-6.49%)
Test#2 (FP)
25260
23193 (-8.18%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6704
6099 (-9.03%)
Test#1 (Memory)
13813
12792 (-7.40%)
TOTAL
62952
58143 (-7.64%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-9500
Test#1 (Integers)
116682
90443 (-22.49%)
Test#2 (FP)
187278
131230 (-29.93%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
51518
33851 (-34.29%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8390
5589 (-33.38%)
TOTAL
363869
261113 (-28.24%)

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
i5-9500
Test#1 (Integers)
16136
16137 (0.01%)
Test#2 (FP)
24736
24178 (-2.25%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5984
5873 (-1.84%)
Test#1 (Memory)
12696
12504 (-1.51%)
TOTAL
59551
58692 (-1.44%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-9500
Test#1 (Integers)
117028
92208 (-21.21%)
Test#2 (FP)
199876
137916 (-31.00%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
50641
33115 (-34.61%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8229
5558 (-32.45%)
TOTAL
375774
268798 (-28.47%)

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
i5-9500
Test#1 (Integers)
30376
29166 (-3.99%)
Test#2 (FP)
27947
25490 (-8.79%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6510
5840 (-10.29%)
Test#1 (Memory)
14366
13155 (-8.43%)
TOTAL
79200
73651 (-7.01%)

Multithread

i7-10870H

i5-9500
Test#1 (Integers)
216184
166657 (-22.91%)
Test#2 (FP)
210824
146896 (-30.32%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
51574
34036 (-34.01%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8465
5253 (-37.94%)
TOTAL
487048
352842 (-27.55%)

Performance/W
i7-10870H
i5-9500
Test#1 (Integers)
4804 points/W
2564 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
4685 points/W
2260 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1146 points/W
524 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
188 points/W
81 points/W
TOTAL
10823 points/W
5428 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-10870H
i5-9500
Test#1 (Integers)
6075 points/GHz
6629 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
5589 points/GHz
5793 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1302 points/GHz
1327 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
2873 points/GHz
2990 points/GHz
TOTAL
15840 points/GHz
16739 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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