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Intel Core i3-10100Y

Intel i3-10100Y

The Intel Core i3-10100Y is a efficient dual-core SoC for tablets and passively cooled laptops based on the old Amber Lake generation from 2018. It was announced in Q1 2021 and is similar to the old Core i5-8200Y. The only difference is a slightly higher GPU clock (+50 MHz).

The CPU consists of two processor cores clocked at 1.3 - 3.9 GHz. Thanks to Hyper Threading, the processor can execute up to four threads simultaneously. The chips also includes the Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU, a dual-channel memory controller (DDR3L/LPDDR3) as well as VP9 and H.265 video de- and encoder.


Intel basically used the familiar micro architecture from the Skylake / Kaby Lake generation, so the per-MHz performance is identical.


The average 10100Y in our database is just a little ahead of the AMD 3050e, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned, the latter being an entry-level, dual-core processor of the same energy efficiency based on the Zen architecture. This makes the Core i3 an OK option for basic day-to-day activities, as of mid 2022.

Your mileage may vary depending on how high the CPU power limits are.


The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 615 iGPU has 24 Execution Units (EUs) not unlike the older HD Graphics 515 and runs at up to 1,000 MHz. The performance heavily depends on the TDP limit as well as the memory configuration; with fast LPDDR3-1866 RAM in dual-channel mode, the GPU should sometimes be able to compete with the HD Graphics 520, but can also be much slower in other scenarios. Modern games from 2016 will, if at all, only run smoothly in the lowest settings.

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby Lake and Amber Lake now also supports hardware decoding for H.265/HEVC Main10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec.

Power consumption

This little Core i3 here has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 5 W that laptop makers are free to change to anything between 3.5 W and 7 W with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. Either way, the values are low and thus good enough for passively cooled tablets, laptops, mini-PCs and handhelds.

The i3-10100Y is built with one of the old 14 nm Intel manufacturing processes for low, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

SeriesIntel Amber Lake
CodenameAmber Lake-Y

Series: Amber Lake Amber Lake-Y

Intel Core i5-10310Y compare1.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10210Y compare1 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8500Y compare1.5 - 4.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10110Y compare1 - 4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8210Y compare1.6 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8200Y compare1.3 - 3.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10100Y « 1.3 - 3.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core m3-8100Y compare1.1 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y compare1.1 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock Rate1300 - 3900 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)5 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesDDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866 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, SGX
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 615 (300 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date08/30/2018
Product Link (external)


Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
23 pt (32%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
220 Points (1%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
2 fps (4%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
20.7 Watt (4%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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