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Intel Celeron 5205U vs Intel Core i7-10710U vs Intel Core i3-10110U

Intel Celeron 5205U

► remove from comparison Intel Celeron 5205U

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 i7-10710U

► remove from comparison Intel i7-10710U

The Intel Core i7-10710U is a power efficient hexa-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. The processor cores are clocked between 1.1 and 4.7 GHz (all 6 cores 3.9 GHz max). Thanks to HyperThreading 12 threads can be used. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

Thanks to the two additional cores and the high clock rates, the processor performance of the i7-10710U is very good for its class. It should outperform the top Whiskey Lake and also Ice Lake processors if the cooling and TDP settings are not limiting.

The integrated graphics card however is still the same as in the previous generations. It should be still called Intel HD 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.

The chip is still produced on the 14nm++ process as Whiskey Lake. The TDP (PL1) is specified at 15 Watts but can be varied from 12.5 to 25 Watt from the manufacturer (cTDP up/down) resulting in different performance (especially Turbo durations). To provide the full performance, Intel proposes a short power peak of 90 W (PL4) for the i7 and therefore 8 W more than the quad-core CML-U CPUs and a whopping 19 W more than Whiskey Lake. Therefore, some slim laptops with 15W CML-U CPUs wont offer the i7 as they cant provide enough power and cooling to get full performance out of the 6 cores.

Intel Core i3-10110U

► remove from comparison Intel i3-10110U

The Intel Core i3-10110U is a dual-core SoC of the Comet Lake family. The i3 is designed for use in ultraportable laptops of the more affordable flavor as well as mini-PCs. It was announced in August 2019. Just like the other Comet Lake processors, this Core i3 features several advantages over the outgoing Whiskey Lake family including support for faster memory (up to LPDDR4-2933).

Core i3-10110U runs at 2.1 GHz to 4.1 GHz (only 3.7 GHz are reachable when under multi-thread load). Hyper-Threading support is enabled for 4 processing threads in total.

Performance

The average 10110U in our database shapes up to be a decent entry-level CPU, as of late 2021, its multi-thread benchmark scores nearly matching those of the AMD Ryzen 3 3250U and also the Core i3-8145U. While not a whole lot faster than Intel's more affordable Pentium Gold and Pentium Silver chips, the i3 will still let you run most apps with virtually no annoying slowdowns.

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

Graphics

The Intel UHD Graphics 620 runs at up to 1,000 MHz. What makes this specific iGPU peculiar is that it only has 23 Execution Units at its disposal, not the 24 EUs typical for a UHD Graphics 620. Otherwise, it's the usual affair with 4K monitor support (up to three displays at the same time) and a hardware video decoder that's friends with VP9, AVC, HEVC but not the newer AV1 video codec.

Power consumption

This Core i3 series chip has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 15 W, a value that laptop makers are allowed to change to anything between 10 W and 25 W with clock speeds and performance changing correspondingly. By going for the lowest value, it will be possible to build a passively cooled system around the SoC.

The i3-10110U is built with one of the old 14 nm Intel processees for low, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Celeron 5205UIntel Core i7-10710UIntel Core i3-10110U
SeriesIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-UComet Lake-UComet Lake-U
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-U
Intel Core i7-10810U1.1 - 4.9 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10710U1.1 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10610U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10510U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10310U1.7 - 4.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10210U1.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10110U2.1 - 4.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 5205U « 1.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core i7-10810U1.1 - 4.9 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10710U « 1.1 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10610U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10510U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10310U1.7 - 4.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10210U1.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10110U2.1 - 4.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 5205U1.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core i7-10810U1.1 - 4.9 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10710U1.1 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10610U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10510U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10310U1.7 - 4.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10210U1.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10110U « 2.1 - 4.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 5205U1.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock1900 MHz1100 - 4700 MHz2100 - 4100 MHz
Cores / Threads2 / 26 / 122 / 4
TDP15 Watt15 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1528BGA1528BGA1528
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, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, VMX, SMEP, SMAP, MPX, EIST, TM1, TM2, HT, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SGXLPDDR3-2133/DDR4-2666/LPDDR4-2933 RAM, PCIe 3, 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, Hyper-Threading, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SGX
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 610 (300 - 900 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1150 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$107 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache12 MB4 MB

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-10710U
31.3 pt (43%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i3-10110U
27.1 pt (38%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
4079 Points (4%)
min: 1910     avg: 2142     median: 2142 (2%)     max: 2374 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
863 Points (37%)
min: 1031     avg: 1033     median: 1032.5 (44%)     max: 1034 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 429     avg: 457.3     median: 460 (51%)     max: 480 Points
min: 400     avg: 402     median: 401 (45%)     max: 405 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1181     avg: 2012     median: 2303 (6%)     max: 2598 Points
min: 743     avg: 808     median: 753 (2%)     max: 928 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 513     avg: 957     median: 1059 (7%)     max: 1113 Points
min: 314     avg: 351.8     median: 321 (2%)     max: 405 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 138     avg: 174.9     median: 176 (53%)     max: 194 Points
min: 129     avg: 159     median: 162 (49%)     max: 172 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 10.89     avg: 11.7     median: 11.8 (15%)     max: 12.28 Points
3.6 Points (5%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.07     avg: 2.1     median: 2.2 (54%)     max: 2.19 Points
1.9 Points (47%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6599     avg: 6972     median: 6972 (42%)     max: 7345 Points
min: 6311     avg: 6349     median: 6349 (38%)     max: 6387 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 31463     avg: 31644     median: 31643.5 (23%)     max: 31824 Points
min: 11023     avg: 11205     median: 11204.5 (8%)     max: 11386 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
14261 Points (10%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8184 Points (10%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 171.1     avg: 174.3     median: 174.3 (2%)     max: 177.4 s
min: 523     avg: 533     median: 533 (6%)     max: 543 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 5.103     avg: 5.2     median: 5.2 (1%)     max: 5.375 s
min: 13.92     avg: 15.8     median: 15.8 (3%)     max: 17.62 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4496     avg: 4657     median: 4656.5 (7%)     max: 4817 Points
min: 1695     avg: 2156     median: 2156 (3%)     max: 2617 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 16713     avg: 23912     median: 24493 (14%)     max: 29948 MIPS
min: 9858     avg: 10292     median: 10291.5 (6%)     max: 10725 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4425     avg: 4609     median: 4642 (55%)     max: 4727 MIPS
min: 4038     avg: 4154     median: 4153.5 (50%)     max: 4269 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 58.9     avg: 60.8     median: 60.5 (21%)     max: 63 fps
min: 20.55     avg: 20.6     median: 20.6 (7%)     max: 20.7 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 196     avg: 202     median: 204 (47%)     max: 206 fps
min: 106.5     avg: 110.1     median: 110.1 (25%)     max: 113.6 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 4.2     avg: 5.9     median: 5.8 (10%)     max: 7.95 fps
min: 2.72     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (5%)     max: 3.12 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.57     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.731 GB/s
min: 0.21     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.23 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (21%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
min: 0.346     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (6%)     max: 0.394 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 4.6     avg: 6     median: 6.4 (17%)     max: 7.1 GB/s
min: 1.9     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (5%)     max: 2.2 GB/s
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 468.3     avg: 649     median: 618 (4%)     max: 892 Seconds
min: 1174     avg: 1280     median: 1279.5 (9%)     max: 1385 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.649     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.674 sec
min: 0.74     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (16%)     max: 0.76 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
10451 Points (22%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8     avg: 8.4     median: 8.2 (2%)     max: 9.071 s
min: 9.404     avg: 9.4     median: 9.4 (2%)     max: 9.446 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 17.69     avg: 18.7     median: 18 (1%)     max: 20.34 s
min: 21.75     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (1%)     max: 22.1 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 466     avg: 498.7     median: 507 (2%)     max: 523 s
min: 529     avg: 539     median: 538.5 (2%)     max: 548 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7765     avg: 10676     median: 10696 (29%)     max: 13081 Points
min: 3863     avg: 4262     median: 4157 (11%)     max: 4765 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 57889     avg: 58101     median: 58101 (47%)     max: 58313 Points
min: 35890     avg: 39828     median: 40101 (33%)     max: 43494 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 58108     avg: 58126     median: 58126 (47%)     max: 58144 Points
min: 34543     avg: 38846     median: 39392 (32%)     max: 42604 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 59999     avg: 60053     median: 60052.5 (51%)     max: 60106 Points
min: 42440     avg: 47299     median: 47408 (40%)     max: 52050 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6463     avg: 8852     median: 9476 (24%)     max: 10583 Points
min: 3489     avg: 3565     median: 3579 (9%)     max: 3627 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9496     avg: 13862     median: 14519 (26%)     max: 15892 Points
min: 5122     avg: 5365     median: 5285 (9%)     max: 5687 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3579     avg: 4774     median: 4629.5 (20%)     max: 6256 Points
min: 1745     avg: 3394     median: 3394 (14%)     max: 5043 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
480 Points (20%)
min: 1225     avg: 1227     median: 1227 (52%)     max: 1229 Points
min: 957     avg: 987     median: 987 (42%)     max: 1017 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
912 Points (2%)
min: 4575     avg: 5207     median: 5207 (9%)     max: 5839 Points
min: 2017     avg: 2026     median: 2025.5 (4%)     max: 2034 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1024     avg: 1043     median: 1043 (5%)     max: 1062 Points
1002 Points (4%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3039     avg: 4258     median: 4258 (13%)     max: 5477 Points
2034 Points (6%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3959     avg: 4615     median: 4615 (46%)     max: 5271 Points
4455 Points (45%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11871     avg: 17420     median: 17420 (19%)     max: 22969 Points
8289 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
5366 Points (73%)
4397 Points (60%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
22182 Points (54%)
7865 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
22477 Points (35%)
7635 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4309 Points (65%)
3765 Points (56%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
7335 Points (13%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3470 Points (68%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
6421 Points (52%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6567 Points (60%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
8305 Points (16%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
8126 Points (16%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
7706 Points (20%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 942     avg: 1017     median: 1041 (1%)     max: 1069 ms
min: 1220     avg: 1244     median: 1244 (1%)     max: 1268 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
95.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 35243     avg: 37344     median: 37343.5 (33%)     max: 39444 Points
29833 Points (26%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
219 Points (46%)
min: 145     avg: 164     median: 164 (34%)     max: 183 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 35.6     avg: 47.6     median: 47.2 (8%)     max: 60 Watt
46.7 Watt (8%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 35.1     avg: 41.1     median: 41.1 (8%)     max: 47.1 Watt
24.5 Watt (4%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 18.9     avg: 20.6     median: 20.6 (15%)     max: 22.3 Points per Watt
12.9 Points per Watt (10%)

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-10710U → 413% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-10110U → 214% n=2

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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