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Intel Celeron 5205U vs Intel Core i7-10810U 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 i7-10810U

► remove from comparison Intel i7-10810U

The Intel Core i7-10810U is a power efficient hexa-core SoC for notebooks based on the Comet Lake (CML-U) generation and appeared in March 2020. 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 4.9 GHz. 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.

The CPU supports professional management features vPro (as a difference to the i7-10710U).

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 i7-10810UIntel 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 i7-10810U « 1.1 - 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 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 - 4900 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, 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, 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 - i7-10810U
30.3 pt (42%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10210U
28.7 pt (40%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 3867     avg: 4311     median: 4310.5 (4%)     max: 4754 Points
min: 1794     avg: 3321     median: 3794 (4%)     max: 4376 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1082     avg: 1119     median: 1118.5 (48%)     max: 1155 Points
min: 797     avg: 974     median: 1062 (45%)     max: 1063 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 396     avg: 425.2     median: 424 (47%)     max: 447 Points
min: 322     avg: 406.8     median: 415 (46%)     max: 428 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1498     avg: 1778     median: 1713 (4%)     max: 2344 Points
min: 722     avg: 1279     median: 1242 (3%)     max: 1820 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 623     avg: 799     median: 754 (5%)     max: 1064 Points
min: 320     avg: 609     median: 616 (4%)     max: 790 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 161     avg: 175.6     median: 182 (55%)     max: 183 Points
min: 134     avg: 165.6     median: 166 (50%)     max: 174 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
7 Points (9%)
min: 5.69     avg: 7.3     median: 7.5 (10%)     max: 8.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2 Points (49%)
min: 1.71     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (47%)     max: 1.91 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6656     avg: 6927     median: 6926.5 (42%)     max: 7197 Points
min: 6410     avg: 6478     median: 6412 (39%)     max: 6613 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 18912     avg: 19287     median: 19286.5 (14%)     max: 19661 Points
min: 15037     avg: 17758     median: 16072 (12%)     max: 22164 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
23491 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8591 Points (10%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 205.3     avg: 236.3     median: 236.3 (3%)     max: 267.369 s
217.8 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 4.856     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (1%)     max: 6.952 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: 4747     avg: 4837     median: 4837 (8%)     max: 4927 Points
4213 Points (7%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 16072     avg: 21290     median: 21925 (13%)     max: 25244 MIPS
min: 10920     avg: 16808     median: 16742 (10%)     max: 21679 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4398     avg: 4561     median: 4498 (54%)     max: 4794 MIPS
min: 3504     avg: 4205     median: 4261 (51%)     max: 4467 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 39.15     avg: 39.4     median: 39.4 (14%)     max: 39.7 fps
min: 33.41     avg: 42.2     median: 43.9 (15%)     max: 49.35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 141.6     avg: 147.7     median: 147.7 (34%)     max: 153.7 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: 3.81     avg: 5.3     median: 5.2 (9%)     max: 6.45 fps
min: 2.36     avg: 4.3     median: 4.3 (8%)     max: 6.28 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.566     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.64 GB/s
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.491 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.956     avg: 1     median: 1 (17%)     max: 1 GB/s
min: 0.79     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (14%)     max: 0.802 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 5.5     avg: 5.7     median: 5.7 (15%)     max: 5.9 GB/s
min: 4.6     avg: 4.7     median: 4.7 (12%)     max: 4.7 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
1346 Seconds (17%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 571     avg: 689     median: 694 (5%)     max: 875 Seconds
min: 585     avg: 859     median: 829 (6%)     max: 1339 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.651     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.717 sec
min: 0.658     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.901 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6496     avg: 6843     median: 6842.5 (15%)     max: 7189 Points
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: 7.795     avg: 8     median: 8 (2%)     max: 8.155 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: 16.9     avg: 17.5     median: 17.5 (1%)     max: 18.167 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: 476.3     avg: 511     median: 510.9 (2%)     max: 545.435 s
min: 509     avg: 517     median: 516.5 (2%)     max: 524 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
25128 Points (22%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6537     avg: 8591     median: 8534 (23%)     max: 10599 Points
min: 3843     avg: 6632     median: 6720 (18%)     max: 9364 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
43938 Points (36%)
min: 40123     avg: 48009     median: 49630 (40%)     max: 54173 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
44043 Points (36%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
51608 Points (43%)
min: 47281     avg: 55148     median: 56586 (48%)     max: 60555 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6231     avg: 7704     median: 7279 (18%)     max: 10034 Points
min: 4495     avg: 6154     median: 5973.5 (15%)     max: 8574 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9003     avg: 10590     median: 10730 (19%)     max: 11864 Points
min: 381     avg: 8610     median: 8567 (15%)     max: 11875 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2331     avg: 3331     median: 3587 (15%)     max: 4127 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 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
1563 Points (42%)
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
4090 Points (16%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
480 Points (20%)
min: 1219     avg: 1240     median: 1226 (52%)     max: 1274 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: 3351     avg: 4350     median: 3934 (7%)     max: 5553 Points
min: 2079     avg: 3570     median: 3689 (7%)     max: 4256 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1220     avg: 1229     median: 1233 (5%)     max: 1235 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3924     avg: 4908     median: 5168 (16%)     max: 5631 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4762     avg: 5082     median: 5203 (52%)     max: 5281 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 19324     avg: 21447     median: 22485 (25%)     max: 22533 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4892 Points (67%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
15199 Points (37%)
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
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
15805 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4278 Points (64%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 853     avg: 901     median: 914 (1%)     max: 968 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
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
161.3 Points (46%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 202     avg: 205.2     median: 206 (43%)     max: 207 Points
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
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1018 Points (39%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 29.1     avg: 46.9     median: 46.9 (8%)     max: 64.7 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: 32.6     avg: 53.9     median: 53.9 (10%)     max: 75.1 Watt
min: 17.7     avg: 27.3     median: 28.1 (5%)     max: 37.5 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
5.5 Watt (4%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
14.2 Points per Watt (11%)
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 i7-10810U → 343% n=2

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

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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