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The Core i5-10500 is Intel's $200 response to the Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X. It boosts up to 4.5 GHz more reliably than other Comet Lake CPUs, and gaming performance is excellent, too. Our Core i5-10500 review will also answer whether the Core i5-10500 is worth it over the i5-10400F.

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Thanks goes to AMD for forcing Intel to play a bit more fair this time around.

If there was a cheap Z490/H470 ITX board with TB3, I’d probably drop this in there.
 

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Thanks goes to AMD for forcing Intel to play a bit more fair this time around.

If there was a cheap Z490/H470 ITX board with TB3, I’d probably drop this in there.
B460 and H470 ITX boards are in the shops now, don't know about having TB3 though.
 

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B460 and H470 ITX boards are in the shops now, don't know about having TB3 though.

Yup, I've seen that ASUS STRIX H470-I board, but it doesn't have TB3 which I need. It doesn't even have the header which I could work around with, sadly.
 
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This is one of the many skus from Intel that don't serve any purpose marketwise imho (not filling any gaps in market at all in the vfm in their price tier).
 
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This is one of the many skus from Intel that don't serve any purpose marketwise imho (not filling any gaps in market at all in the vfm in their price tier).
i5 10500 is a good proposition for people who like zeros and fives.
 
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Pretty decent perf for a non-k item.


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@W1zzard, you have listed the 3600 having the same clock speeds as the 3600x in the CPU chart at the start.
 
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Again, I think it will be interesting to know if the Intel stock cooler can allow the CPU to reach and/ or sustain at the boost speed. Otherwise that means the value proposition should also factor in a better cooler in order to get the same results shown in this review. I think its a wake up call to Intel to provide a proper cooler, and not just to make cosmetic changes to it.
 
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Too bad the 10th gen prices are so high compared to AMD because these parts are not bad at all.
Comparing the 10500 to 3600, it matches it in performance and power consumption, which is surprising given the IPC and 14nm deficit.
If Intel manages to lower the prices to say 150$ for 10500 and 250$ for 10700 I think they will see sizeable increases in sales.
 
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the 10th gen prices are so high compared to AMD
Comparing the 10500 to 3600, it matches it in performance and power consumption
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Look at the green bar for 10500 stock vs blue bar for 3600 stock.
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"the 10th gen prices are so high compared to AMD
Comparing the 10500 to 3600, it matches it in performance and power consumption"

how does this make any sense if they cost the same ? I mean 10500 is 25 bucks more but has an igpu.10400f is the direct competitor for 3600 and it's cheaper.
 
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Just bought a new system with the 3600 at its hearth, I'm really impressed. Truth be told I'm coming from a 7300HQ and a 4670K before hand.
This i5 is 20-30 euros more depending on the shop, IMHO not worth it, I'll give my monies to red this time around.
 
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6 cores with HT under 200 bucks is tempting, but looking at the game benchmarks, I definitely don't need an upgrade just yet... in fact, no gamer with a quad-core Skylake or newer CPU does.
 
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Intel 10th is now competing (sort of) with the year-old Ryzen 3000 series.:laugh:

What kind of cooler did you use for Ryzen? My 3600 is standard under 100% load (cinebench20) 53c. Gaming load it is 48c. In the review it is 65c ...
I use a Dark Rock Pro 4 so just a simple air cooler.
With an OC of 4300MHz at 1.3125v, the temps (CB20) are 56c and gaming 49c.
 
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I know it would take up more time, but I'd love to see 2 games added to the benchmarks: Overwatch (and eventually 2) and Call of Duty Modern Warfare. The reason being, they're both very CPU bound games that use massive thread counts, but are usually targets for high refresh gaming. Quad cores without SMT really struggle. Now that both AMD and Intel are doing SMT at the low end, I think these would be very relevant tests.
 
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Intel 10th is now competing (sort of) with the year-old Ryzen 3000 series.:laugh:

What kind of cooler did you use for Ryzen? My 3600 is standard under 100% load (cinebench20) 53c. Gaming load it is 48c. In the review it is 65c ...
I use a Dark Rock Pro 4 so just a simple air cooler.
With an OC of 4300MHz at 1.3125v, the temps (CB20) are 56c and gaming 49c.
yes you're getting lower temps on wraith stealth than drp4
 

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For the HEVC test - there are some strange results I don't remember I have seen before??
  • Ryzen 5 3600 a little better than Ryzen 5 3600X?
  • i5 -10600K better than i7-10700?
  • i5-8600K better than i5-9600K?
 
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But when overclocked with fixed 45x and unlocked power limit does it still downclock to 4.2Ghz or stays at 4.5Ghz? :)
 
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Hello, I'm reliving the post
just to comment that a few months ago MSI launched the model B460 Tomahawk

I looked for some review here on the TPU but I didn't find it.

I think it's a good model to use with non-K processors,

For a B460 card it has some interesting features

It is possible to make some speed adjustments to both the processor and the memories.
Honestly, I don't intend to change that, but the option exists for anyone who wants to do it.

It had USB-c 3.2 gen2 x 2 (on the rear panel), with 20gb/s
for that it uses controller ASmedia 3241

And there’s an internal USB-c 3.1 gen1 5gb/s port for the front connector (case),
this is useful for me because my case (NZXT H710) has a front door.
So I think it can be useful for other people.

It has 8 connectors for FANs,
what is a good quantity for this MB category
and they all support PUMP, 12w 2A
and some dedicated support 36w 3A

Dual LAN Port, from
1 gb/s Intel I219V and
2.5 gb/s Realtek® RTL8125

Last week I bought the i5-10500 and the B460 Tomahawk,
I need to wait a few weeks to receive the order.
(my purchase is international, and it takes time).

As soon as I receive I can provide some additional information
If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask questions.
my English is not the best, but I will do my best to help :)
 
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