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Intel Core i5-10210U

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 (DDR4-2666 vs 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 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.

Thanks to the high clock speeds, the processor performance of the i5-10210U is very good for its class. It should outperform the Whiskey Lake i5-8365U slightly and also Ice Lake i5 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 - 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.

The chip is still produced in the 14nm++ process as Whiskey Lake. The TDP (PL1) is specified at 15 Watts but can be varied from 10 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 82 W (PL4) for the i5 (90W even for the 6-core i7) and 11 W more than Whiskey Lake.

SeriesIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-U
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-U
Intel Core i7-10810U compare1.1 - 4.9 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10710U compare1.1 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10610U compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U compare1.8 - 4.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10310U compare1.7 - 4.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i5-10210U1.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10110U compare2.1 - 4.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U compare2.4 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U compare1.9 GHz2 / 22 MB
Clock Rate1600 - 4200 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketFCBGA1528
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date09/01/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
40.2 pt (46%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 322     avg: 409     median: 415.5 (65%)     max: 428 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 771     avg: 1280     median: 1227.5 (12%)     max: 1820 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 478     avg: 611     median: 616 (14%)     max: 790 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 154     avg: 167     median: 166 (61%)     max: 174 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6410     avg: 6478     median: 6412 (66%)     max: 6613 points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 10950     avg: 16772     median: 16742 (13%)     max: 21679 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3504     avg: 4207     median: 4261 (28%)     max: 4467 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 2.66     avg: 4.3     median: 4.3 (14%)     max: 6.28 fps
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Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 584.9     avg: 853     median: 829 (6%)     max: 1339 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.658     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.901 sec
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8.913     avg: 9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.008 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 508.577     avg: 517     median: 516.5 (2%)     max: 524.428 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4846     avg: 6634     median: 6727 (29%)     max: 8529 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 39788     avg: 48062     median: 48753 (52%)     max: 55087 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4964     avg: 6224     median: 6019 (15%)     max: 8574 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 381     avg: 8698     median: 8649 (22%)     max: 11875 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 1983     avg: 2722     median: 2734.5 (19%)     max: 3432 Points