Intel Core i5-1235U vs Intel Core i5-9500T

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-1235U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-9500T
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-9500T

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-1235U or Intel Core i5-9500T - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i5-1235U has 10 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.40 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-1235U was released in Q1/2022.

The Intel Core i5-9500T has 6 cores with 6 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-9500T was released in Q2/2019.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Core i 1200P/1200U (21) CPU group Intel Core i 9000 (34)
12 Generation 9
Alder Lake U Architecture Coffee Lake S Refresh
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Core i5-8500T
Intel Core i5-1335U Successor Intel Core i5-10500T

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-1235U is a 10 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.30 GHz (4.40 GHz). The Intel Core i5-9500T has 6 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.20 GHz (3.70 GHz).

Intel Core i5-1235U Characteristic Intel Core i5-9500T
10 Cores 6
12 Threads 6
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.30 GHz (4.40 GHz)
2x Golden Cove
A-Core 2.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0.90 GHz (3.30 GHz)
8x Gracemont
B-Core --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i5-1235U Characteristic Intel Core i5-9500T
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.20 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.05 GHz
13 GPU Generation 9.5
10 nm Technology 14 nm
4 Max. displays 3
80 Compute units 24
640 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12.1 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-1235U supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-9500T can connect up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i5-1235U Characteristic Intel Core i5-9500T
LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4X-4266, DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2666
64 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
83.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 42.7 GB/s
No ECC No
6.50 MB L2 Cache --
12.00 MB L3 Cache 9.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
28 PCIe lanes 16
55.1 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i5-1235U has a TDP of 15 W, that of the Intel Core i5-9500T is 35 W.

Intel Core i5-1235U Characteristic Intel Core i5-9500T
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 35 W
55 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-1235U has a 18.50 MB cache, while the Intel Core i5-9500T cache has a total of 9.00 MB.

Intel Core i5-1235U Characteristic Intel Core i5-9500T
10 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
BGA 1744 Socket LGA 1151-2
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2022 Release date Q2/2019
-- Release price 220 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-1235U (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T (65%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-1235U (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T (66%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1479 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
978 (66%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
5977 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.20 GHz
3724 (62%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2089 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
1189 (57%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
6454 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.20 GHz
4429 (69%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.20 GHz
1487 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403 (27%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
13681 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.20 GHz
8186 (60%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
214 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
155 (72%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
1128 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.20 GHz
811 (72%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1668 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
7852 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
637 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
3321 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 2.20 GHz
2211 (100%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
7,852 CB R23 MC @ 35 W
222 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
2.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-9500T
HP 250 G9 (2022)
HP Pavilion 15-eg2000sf
HP ProDesk i5-9500T

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