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Intel Celeron 5205U vs Intel Core i7-10710U vs Intel Core i5-10210U

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 i5-10210U

► remove from comparison Intel i5-10210U

The Intel Core i5-10210U 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 (up to LPDDR4-2933 vs DDR4-2400) and two additional cores in the top model (not in this i5). The processor cores are clocked between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max). Thanks to Hyper-Threading 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 integrated graphics adapter however is still the same as in the previous generations. It's still called Intel UHD Graphics 620 and clocked from 300 - 1100 MHz in the i5. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a VP9 and H.265 de- and encoder.

Performance

The average 10210U in our database is just as fast as the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, the Intel Core i7-8565U and the Intel Core i5-1035G1 are, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. While the i5 is not a performance monster, it sails through basic day-to-day workloads with little effort.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term power limit of 30 W, the Frost Canyon NUC (NUC10i5FNK) is among the fastest systems powered by the 10210U that we know of. It can be more than twice as fast in CPU-bound workloads as the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Power consumption

This Core i5 series chip has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 15 W, a value that laptop makers are free to change to anything between 10 W and 25 W with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. By going for the lowest value, it is possible to build a passively cooled system around the i5. Please note that Comet Lake-U processors can briefly consume as much as 80 W or even 90 W when under heavy loads.

The Core i5-10210U is built with one of the old 14 nm Intel processes for very low, as of mid 2023, energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Celeron 5205UIntel Core i7-10710UIntel Core i5-10210U
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 i5-10210U « 1.6 - 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
Clock1900 MHz1100 - 4700 MHz1600 - 4200 MHz
Cores / Threads2 / 26 / 124 / 8
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 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$107 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache12 MB6 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 - i5-10210U
28.7 pt (40%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
4079 Points (4%)
min: 1794     avg: 3321     median: 3794 (4%)     max: 4376 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
863 Points (37%)
min: 797     avg: 974     median: 1062 (45%)     max: 1063 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 429     avg: 457.3     median: 460 (51%)     max: 480 Points
min: 322     avg: 406.8     median: 415 (46%)     max: 428 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1181     avg: 2012     median: 2303 (6%)     max: 2598 Points
min: 722     avg: 1279     median: 1242 (3%)     max: 1820 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 513     avg: 957     median: 1059 (7%)     max: 1113 Points
min: 320     avg: 609     median: 616 (4%)     max: 790 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 138     avg: 174.9     median: 176 (53%)     max: 194 Points
min: 134     avg: 165.6     median: 166 (50%)     max: 174 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
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.07     avg: 2.1     median: 2.2 (54%)     max: 2.19 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6599     avg: 6972     median: 6972 (42%)     max: 7345 Points
min: 6410     avg: 6478     median: 6412 (39%)     max: 6613 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 31463     avg: 31644     median: 31643.5 (23%)     max: 31824 Points
min: 15037     avg: 17758     median: 16072 (12%)     max: 22164 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 171.1     avg: 174.3     median: 174.3 (2%)     max: 177.4 s
217.8 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 5.103     avg: 5.2     median: 5.2 (1%)     max: 5.375 s
6.8 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
398 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
11.3 s (6%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4496     avg: 4657     median: 4656.5 (7%)     max: 4817 Points
4213 Points (7%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 16713     avg: 23912     median: 24493 (14%)     max: 29948 MIPS
min: 10920     avg: 16808     median: 16742 (10%)     max: 21679 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4425     avg: 4609     median: 4642 (55%)     max: 4727 MIPS
min: 3504     avg: 4205     median: 4261 (51%)     max: 4467 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 58.9     avg: 60.8     median: 60.5 (21%)     max: 63 fps
min: 33.41     avg: 42.2     median: 43.9 (15%)     max: 49.35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 196     avg: 202     median: 204 (47%)     max: 206 fps
min: 149.1     avg: 167.7     median: 169.5 (39%)     max: 184.5 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: 2.36     avg: 4.3     median: 4.3 (8%)     max: 6.28 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.57     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.731 GB/s
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.491 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (21%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
min: 0.79     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (14%)     max: 0.802 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 4.6     avg: 6     median: 6.4 (17%)     max: 7.1 GB/s
min: 4.6     avg: 4.7     median: 4.7 (12%)     max: 4.7 GB/s
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 468.3     avg: 649     median: 618 (4%)     max: 892 Seconds
min: 585     avg: 859     median: 829 (6%)     max: 1339 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.649     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.674 sec
min: 0.658     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.901 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
10451 Points (22%)
min: 6167     avg: 6403     median: 6363 (14%)     max: 6680 Points
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: 8.913     avg: 9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.008 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: 20.35     avg: 20.6     median: 20.6 (1%)     max: 20.86 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: 509     avg: 517     median: 516.5 (2%)     max: 524 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7765     avg: 10676     median: 10696 (29%)     max: 13081 Points
min: 3843     avg: 6632     median: 6720 (18%)     max: 9364 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 57889     avg: 58101     median: 58101 (47%)     max: 58313 Points
min: 40123     avg: 48009     median: 49630 (40%)     max: 54173 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 58108     avg: 58126     median: 58126 (47%)     max: 58144 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 59999     avg: 60053     median: 60052.5 (51%)     max: 60106 Points
min: 47281     avg: 55148     median: 56586 (48%)     max: 60555 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6463     avg: 8852     median: 9476 (24%)     max: 10583 Points
min: 4495     avg: 6154     median: 5973.5 (15%)     max: 8574 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9496     avg: 13862     median: 14519 (26%)     max: 15892 Points
min: 381     avg: 8610     median: 8567 (15%)     max: 11875 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3579     avg: 4774     median: 4629.5 (20%)     max: 6256 Points
min: 1983     avg: 2749     median: 2734.5 (12%)     max: 3997 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 6943     avg: 7132     median: 7131.5 (84%)     max: 7320 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
6885 Points (79%)
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: 949     avg: 1071     median: 1079 (46%)     max: 1133 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: 2079     avg: 3570     median: 3689 (7%)     max: 4256 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1024     avg: 1043     median: 1043 (5%)     max: 1062 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3039     avg: 4258     median: 4258 (13%)     max: 5477 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3959     avg: 4615     median: 4615 (46%)     max: 5271 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11871     avg: 17420     median: 17420 (19%)     max: 22969 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
5366 Points (73%)
4892 Points (67%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
22182 Points (54%)
15199 Points (37%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
22477 Points (35%)
15805 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4309 Points (65%)
4278 Points (64%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11855     avg: 12114     median: 12114 (21%)     max: 12373 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3429     avg: 3457     median: 3457 (68%)     max: 3485 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 942     avg: 1017     median: 1041 (1%)     max: 1069 ms
min: 886     avg: 1014     median: 966 (1%)     max: 1267 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 239.4     avg: 245.5     median: 245.5 (3%)     max: 251.5 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 35243     avg: 37344     median: 37343.5 (34%)     max: 39444 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
219 Points (46%)
min: 169     avg: 190.8     median: 191 (40%)     max: 203 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
4130 Points (1%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 8069     avg: 8091     median: 8090.5 (43%)     max: 8112 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
min: 26840     avg: 32009     median: 32009 (68%)     max: 37178 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 12155     avg: 12335     median: 12334.5 (81%)     max: 12514 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 17751     avg: 18155     median: 18155 (91%)     max: 18559 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 35.6     avg: 47.6     median: 47.2 (8%)     max: 60 Watt
min: 17.1     avg: 30.6     median: 27.9 (5%)     max: 58.5 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 35.1     avg: 41.1     median: 41.1 (8%)     max: 47.1 Watt
min: 17.7     avg: 27.3     median: 28.1 (5%)     max: 37.5 Watt
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
min: 15.8     avg: 20.8     median: 17.3 (13%)     max: 35.8 Points per Watt

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

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10210U → 315% n=2

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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