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Intel Celeron 5205U vs Intel Core i7-10710U vs Intel Core i5-10310U

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 i5-10310U

► 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 i7-10710UIntel Core i5-10310U
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 i5-10310U « 1.7 - 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
Clock1900 MHz1100 - 4700 MHz1700 - 4400 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, 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)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1150 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 - i5-10310U
29 pt (40%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
4079 Points (4%)
3094 Points (3%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
863 Points (37%)
1051 Points (45%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 429     avg: 457.3     median: 460 (51%)     max: 480 Points
min: 411     avg: 428.2     median: 438 (49%)     max: 438 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1181     avg: 2012     median: 2303 (6%)     max: 2598 Points
min: 1192     avg: 1365     median: 1327 (3%)     max: 1588 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 513     avg: 957     median: 1059 (7%)     max: 1113 Points
min: 499     avg: 601     median: 546 (3%)     max: 767 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 138     avg: 174.9     median: 176 (53%)     max: 194 Points
min: 164     avg: 169.4     median: 170 (51%)     max: 173.8 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
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 31463     avg: 31644     median: 31643.5 (23%)     max: 31824 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 171.1     avg: 174.3     median: 174.3 (2%)     max: 177.4 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 5.103     avg: 5.2     median: 5.2 (1%)     max: 5.375 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4496     avg: 4657     median: 4656.5 (7%)     max: 4817 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 16713     avg: 23912     median: 24493 (14%)     max: 29948 MIPS
min: 15976     avg: 17406     median: 16475 (9%)     max: 19935 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4425     avg: 4609     median: 4642 (55%)     max: 4727 MIPS
min: 3615     avg: 4121     median: 4274 (51%)     max: 4398 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 58.9     avg: 60.8     median: 60.5 (21%)     max: 63 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 196     avg: 202     median: 204 (47%)     max: 206 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: 3.88     avg: 4.3     median: 4.1 (7%)     max: 5.35 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.57     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.731 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (21%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 4.6     avg: 6     median: 6.4 (17%)     max: 7.1 GB/s
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 468.3     avg: 649     median: 618 (4%)     max: 892 Seconds
min: 683     avg: 838     median: 864 (6%)     max: 896 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.649     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.674 sec
min: 0.703     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.806 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
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
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
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7765     avg: 10676     median: 10696 (29%)     max: 13081 Points
min: 6293     avg: 6750     median: 6819.5 (18%)     max: 7069 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 57889     avg: 58101     median: 58101 (47%)     max: 58313 Points
49816 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 58108     avg: 58126     median: 58126 (47%)     max: 58144 Points
47614 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 59999     avg: 60053     median: 60052.5 (51%)     max: 60106 Points
60106 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6463     avg: 8852     median: 9476 (24%)     max: 10583 Points
min: 5616     avg: 7066     median: 7280.5 (18%)     max: 8087 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9496     avg: 13862     median: 14519 (26%)     max: 15892 Points
min: 7932     avg: 9613     median: 10142 (18%)     max: 11216 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3579     avg: 4774     median: 4629.5 (20%)     max: 6256 Points
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: 1225     avg: 1227     median: 1227 (52%)     max: 1229 Points
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: 4575     avg: 5207     median: 5207 (9%)     max: 5839 Points
min: 2821     avg: 3469     median: 3717.5 (7%)     max: 3854 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1024     avg: 1043     median: 1043 (5%)     max: 1062 Points
1040 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3039     avg: 4258     median: 4258 (13%)     max: 5477 Points
2931 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3959     avg: 4615     median: 4615 (46%)     max: 5271 Points
min: 4691     avg: 4815     median: 4814.5 (48%)     max: 4938 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11871     avg: 17420     median: 17420 (19%)     max: 22969 Points
min: 12023     avg: 12621     median: 12621 (14%)     max: 13219 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
5366 Points (73%)
4938 Points (67%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
22182 Points (54%)
12023 Points (29%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
22477 Points (35%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4309 Points (65%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 942     avg: 1017     median: 1041 (1%)     max: 1069 ms
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: 35243     avg: 37344     median: 37343.5 (33%)     max: 39444 Points
min: 44332     avg: 45975     median: 46029 (40%)     max: 47563 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
219 Points (46%)
min: 168     avg: 191.3     median: 195 (41%)     max: 201 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 35.6     avg: 47.6     median: 47.2 (8%)     max: 60 Watt
min: 27.5     avg: 30.7     median: 31.2 (5%)     max: 33 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: 37.8     avg: 41.3     median: 40.7 (7%)     max: 46 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: 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 i7-10710U → 413% n=2

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

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