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Intel Celeron 5205U vs Intel Core i7-10610U

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 i7-10610U

► remove from comparison Intel i7-10610U

The Intel Core i7-10610U 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 i7-8665U), the only difference is support for higher memory speeds (DDR4-2666 vs 2400) and two additional cores in the top model (not in this i7-10610U). The processor cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.9 GHz (unverified). Thanks to Hyper-Threading 8 threads can be used. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

Compared to the similar Core i7-10510U, the 10610U supports vPro.

The integrated graphics adapter however is still the same as in the previous generations. It should be still called Intel UHD Graphics 620 and clock from 300 - 1150 MHz in the i7. 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 10610U in our database is in the same league as the Core i5-1035G1 and also the Core i5-8257U, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term power limit of 25 W, the HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 is among the fastest laptops built around the 10610U that we know of. It can be about 30% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Power consumption

This Core i7 has a default TDP of 15 W (also known as the long-term power limit). Laptop manufacturers are free to change that value to anything between 10 W and 25 W, with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly. Perhaps more importantly, short-term power consumption of 10th gen Comet Lake U processors can be as high as 80 W or even 90 W, making passively cooled designs rather unlikely to appear.

Core i7-10610U is manufactured on an old, as of late 2022, 14 nm Intel process for subpar energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Celeron 5205UIntel Core i7-10610U
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 i7-10610U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10510U compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10310U compare1.7 - 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 « 1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10510U compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10310U compare1.7 - 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 MHz1800 - 4900 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, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3
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 Cache8 MB

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-10610U
30.2 pt (42%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 3852     avg: 4049     median: 4048.5 (4%)     max: 4245 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1151     avg: 1207     median: 1207 (51%)     max: 1263 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 349     avg: 438     median: 446 (50%)     max: 482 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1271     avg: 1466     median: 1477 (4%)     max: 1663 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 548     avg: 620     median: 604.5 (4%)     max: 738 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 133     avg: 175.8     median: 178 (54%)     max: 200 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
7.5 Points (10%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.1 Points (52%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
7163 Points (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
17253 Points (13%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
295.5 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.7 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4786 Points (8%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 15369     avg: 18407     median: 18717.5 (11%)     max: 20332 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3653     avg: 4460     median: 4666.5 (56%)     max: 4853 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
43.9 fps (15%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
183.1 fps (42%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 4.54     avg: 4.9     median: 4.6 (8%)     max: 5.66 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.9 GB/s (15%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
5 GB/s (13%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 641     avg: 754     median: 791 (6%)     max: 816 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.637     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.855 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
8163 Points (17%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.8 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.6 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
467.3 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7306     avg: 8865     median: 8616.5 (23%)     max: 10773 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 46042     avg: 53030     median: 53030 (43%)     max: 60018 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 49886     avg: 54889     median: 54888.5 (45%)     max: 59891 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
59103 Points (50%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5974     avg: 7273     median: 7267.5 (18%)     max: 9051 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8558     avg: 10716     median: 10982 (20%)     max: 13033 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2902     avg: 3339     median: 3123 (13%)     max: 4075 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
480 Points (20%)
min: 1155     avg: 1228     median: 1243.5 (52%)     max: 1261 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
912 Points (2%)
min: 3731     avg: 4134     median: 4123.5 (7%)     max: 4622 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 807     avg: 833     median: 819.5 (1%)     max: 899 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
51613 Points (46%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 190     avg: 207.5     median: 211 (44%)     max: 213 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 37.5     avg: 50.9     median: 50.9 (9%)     max: 64.3 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 47.8     avg: 57.3     median: 57.3 (10%)     max: 66.7 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 10.1     avg: 10.8     median: 10.8 (8%)     max: 11.5 Points per Watt

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-10610U → 356% n=2

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