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Intel Core 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 i7-10710U (compare)1100 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U (compare)1800 - 4800 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-10210U1600 - 4200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10110U (compare)2100 - 4100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate1600 - 4200 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
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

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 616     avg: 647     median: 647 (15%)     max: 678 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 172     avg: 173     median: 173 (79%)     max: 174 Points
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Comet Lake

» Intel Comet Lake i7-10710U
   1.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i3-10110U
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10510Y
   0.5 MB L2
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10310Y
   0.5 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10210Y
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i3-10110Y
   0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4722HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i5 8265U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
+ Intel Xeon (Desktop) E3-1226 v3
   3.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4590
   3.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ AMD Ryzen 7 2800H
   3.3 GHz / 2048 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
   2.2 GHz / 2048 KB + 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-08-16)