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Intel Celeron 5205U vs Intel Core i5-10310U

Intel Celeron 5205U

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The Intel Celeron 5205U is a power efficient entry-level dual-core SoC for notebooks based on the Comet Lake (CML-U) generation and was announced in October 2019. Compared to the similar Whiskey Lake Celeron 4205U processors, the difference is the higher clock speed (+100 MHz) and support for faster memory. The processor cores are clocked at only 1.9 GHz (no Turbo) and don't support SMT / HyperThreading (so only 2 threads). More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

The integrated graphics adapter is still the same as in the previous generations. It is called only Intel UHD Graphics but is still the same Intel UHD Graphics 610 like in the Pentium 4205U. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a VP9 and H.265 de- and encoder and an integrated dual channel LPDDR3-2133/DDR4-2400 memory controller (compared to DDR4-2666 in the faster and costlier Core i3/i5/i7 processors).

Performance

While we have not tested a single system powered by the 5205U as of August 2023, it's safe to expect the chip to be about half as fast as the Core i3-10110U (Comet Lake, 2 cores, 4 threads, up to 4.1 GHz). Which is nothing to write home about, really, as of mid 2022.

Power consumption

This Celeron has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 15 W. Intel officialy allows laptop manufacturers to reduce that value somewhat, 12.5 W being the lower limit, resulting in lower clock speeds and lower performance. Unlike most Comet Lake family processors, Celeron 5205U is fairly likely to actually stick to that limitation as its cores are not Boost-enabled.

Last but not the least, this CPU is manufactured on an old, as of late 2022, 14 nm Intel process making for subpar energy efficiency.

Intel Core i5-10310U

► remove from comparison Intel i5-10310U

The Intel Core i5-10310U is a power efficient quad-core SoC for notebooks based on the Comet Lake (CML-U) generation and was announced in August 2019. Compared to the similar Whiskey Lake processors (e.g. Core i5-8665U), the only difference is support for higher memory speeds (DDR4-2666 vs 2400) and two additional cores in the top model (not in this i5). The processor cores are clocked between 1.7 and 4.4 GHz (unverified). Thanks to HyperThreading 8 threads can be used. Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here. The CPU supports the professional management features under the vPro umbrella.

The integrated graphics adapter however is still the same as in the previous generations. It should be still called Intel HD Graphics 620 and clock from 300 - 1100 MHz in the i5. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a VP9 and H.265 de- and encoder and an integrated dual channel DDR4-2666 / LPDDR4x 2933 / LPDDR3-2133 memory controller.

Performance

The average 10310U in our database is not really any different than other quad-core laptop CPUs running at similar clock speeds, such as the Ryzen 5 3450U or the Core i5-1035G4.

Your mileage may vary depending on how high the CPU power limits are and how competent the cooling solution of your system is.

Power consumption

This Core i5 has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 15 W, a value that laptop manufacturers are free to change to anything between 10 W and 25 W with clock speeds and performance changing correspondingly. Perhaps more importantly, short-term power consumption can be as high as 80 W or even 90 W as far as 10th gen Comet Lake U chips are concerned, making passively cooled designs unlikely.

This Intel processor is manufactured on a fairly old, as of late 2022, 14 nm Intel process for subpar energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Celeron 5205UIntel Core i5-10310U
SeriesIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-UComet Lake-U
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-U
Intel Core i7-10810U compare1.1 - 4.9 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10710U compare1.1 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10610U compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10510U compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10310U1.7 - 4.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10210U compare1.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10110U compare2.1 - 4.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U compare2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 5205U « 1.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core i7-10810U compare1.1 - 4.9 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10710U compare1.1 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10610U compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10510U compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10310U « 1.7 - 4.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10210U compare1.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10110U compare2.1 - 4.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U compare2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 5205U1.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock1900 MHz1700 - 4400 MHz
Cores / Threads2 / 24 / 8
TDP15 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1528BGA1528
FeaturesLPDDR3-2133/DDR4-2400 RAM, PCIe 2, 4 GT/s bus, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, VMX, SMEP, SMAP, MPX, EIST, TM1, TM2, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SGXLPDDR3-2133/DDR4-2666/LPDDR4-2933 RAM, PCIe 3, 4 GT/s bus, vPro, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, VMX, SMX, SMEP, SMAP, MPX, EIST, TM1, TM2, HT, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SGX
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 610 (300 - 900 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$107 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com
L1 Cache256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10310U
29 pt (40%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
3094 Points (3%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1051 Points (45%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 411     avg: 428.2     median: 438 (49%)     max: 438 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1192     avg: 1365     median: 1327 (3%)     max: 1588 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 499     avg: 601     median: 546 (3%)     max: 767 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 164     avg: 169.4     median: 170 (51%)     max: 173.8 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 15976     avg: 17406     median: 16475 (9%)     max: 19935 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3615     avg: 4121     median: 4274 (51%)     max: 4398 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.88     avg: 4.3     median: 4.1 (7%)     max: 5.35 fps
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 683     avg: 838     median: 864 (6%)     max: 896 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.703     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.806 sec
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6293     avg: 6750     median: 6819.5 (18%)     max: 7069 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
49816 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
47614 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
60106 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5616     avg: 7066     median: 7280.5 (18%)     max: 8087 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 7932     avg: 9613     median: 10142 (18%)     max: 11216 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2718     avg: 2858     median: 2867 (12%)     max: 2989 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
480 Points (20%)
min: 1040     avg: 1100     median: 1122 (47%)     max: 1128 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
912 Points (2%)
min: 2821     avg: 3469     median: 3717.5 (7%)     max: 3854 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1040 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
2931 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4691     avg: 4815     median: 4814.5 (48%)     max: 4938 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12023     avg: 12621     median: 12621 (14%)     max: 13219 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4938 Points (67%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
12023 Points (29%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 929     avg: 1017     median: 938 (1%)     max: 1156 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
202.3 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 44332     avg: 45975     median: 46029 (41%)     max: 47563 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 168     avg: 191.3     median: 195 (41%)     max: 201 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 27.5     avg: 30.7     median: 31.2 (5%)     max: 33 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 37.8     avg: 41.3     median: 40.7 (7%)     max: 46 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 12.2     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (11%)     max: 18.2 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron 5205U → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10310U → 321% n=2

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