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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 compare1100 - 4900 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10710U compare1100 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10610U compare1800 - 4900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U compare1800 - 4800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10310U compare1700 - 4400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i5-10210U1600 - 4200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10110U compare2100 - 4100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U compare2400 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U compare1900 MHz2 / 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
Announcement Date09/01/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
43.8 pt (49%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 351     avg: 413     median: 418 (70%)     max: 428 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1105     avg: 1326     median: 1292 (13%)     max: 1820 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 479     avg: 625     median: 642 (15%)     max: 790 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 154     avg: 167     median: 166.5 (72%)     max: 174 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 6410     avg: 6478     median: 6412 (66%)     max: 6613 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 15037     avg: 17758     median: 16072 (27%)     max: 22164 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 14717     avg: 17450     median: 17045 (17%)     max: 21679 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 3504     avg: 4222     median: 4253 (28%)     max: 4467 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 33.41     avg: 42.2     median: 43.9 (26%)     max: 49.35 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 3.35     avg: 4.5     median: 4.4 (16%)     max: 6.28 fps
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (1%)     max: 0.491 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 584.9     avg: 809     median: 822 (6%)     max: 1004 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
min: 0.658     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.901 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 6167     avg: 6403     median: 6363 (43%)     max: 6680 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 8.913     avg: 9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.008 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 20.352     avg: 20.6     median: 20.6 (1%)     max: 20.859 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 508.577     avg: 517     median: 516.5 (2%)     max: 524.428 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5184     avg: 6803     median: 6813 (31%)     max: 8529 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40123     avg: 48829     median: 50030 (32%)     max: 54173 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 39788     avg: 48662     median: 49953 (60%)     max: 55087 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 47281     avg: 56207     median: 59705 (69%)     max: 60555 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4964     avg: 6335     median: 6029.5 (15%)     max: 8574 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 381     avg: 8711     median: 8649 (27%)     max: 11875 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 2278     avg: 2747     median: 2734.5 (19%)     max: 3432 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11855     avg: 12114     median: 12114 (21%)     max: 12373 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3429     avg: 3457     median: 3457 (71%)     max: 3485 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3680     avg: 4593     median: 4659 (73%)     max: 5077 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12471     avg: 14386     median: 14072 (24%)     max: 16818 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1000     avg: 1065     median: 1068 (74%)     max: 1107 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2831     avg: 3485     median: 3369 (21%)     max: 4144 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1014     avg: 1082     median: 1091 (67%)     max: 1133 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2800     avg: 3674     median: 3865 (31%)     max: 4256 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 886     avg: 1046     median: 1021.9 (2%)     max: 1266.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 30096     avg: 34473     median: 33897 (65%)     max: 43409 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
min: 5.55     avg: 22.8     median: 27.9 (7%)     max: 34.9 Watt