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Intel Core i5-10310U

Intel i5-10310U

The Intel Core i5-10310U 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 1.7 and 4.4 GHz (unverified). 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. The CPU supports the professional management features under the vPro umbrella.

The integrated graphics adapter 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.

Performance

The average 10310U in our database is not really any different than other quad-core laptop CPUs running at similar clock speeds, such as the Ryzen 5 3450U or the Core i5-1035G4.

Your mileage may vary depending on how high the CPU power limits are and how competent the cooling solution of your system is.

Power consumption

This Core i5 has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 15 W, a value that laptop manufacturers are free to change to anything between 10 W and 25 W with clock speeds and performance changing correspondingly. Perhaps more importantly, short-term power consumption can be as high as 80 W or even 90 W as far as 10th gen Comet Lake U chips are concerned, making passively cooled designs unlikely.

This Intel processor is manufactured on a fairly old, as of late 2022, 14 nm Intel process for subpar energy efficiency.

SeriesIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-U

Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-U

Intel Core i7-10810U compare1.1 - 4.9 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10710U compare1.1 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10610U compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10510U compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10310U « 1.7 - 4.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10210U compare1.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-10110U compare2.1 - 4.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U compare2.4 GHz2 / 4 cores2 MB L3
Intel Celeron 5205U compare1.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock Rate1700 - 4400 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
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA1528
FeaturesLPDDR3-2133/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, SGX
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date05/13/2020
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
29 pt (40%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1192     avg: 1365     median: 1327 (3%)     max: 1588 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 499     avg: 601     median: 546 (3%)     max: 767 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 164     avg: 169.4     median: 170 (51%)     max: 173.8 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 15976     avg: 17406     median: 16475 (9%)     max: 19935 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3615     avg: 4121     median: 4274 (51%)     max: 4398 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.88     avg: 4.3     median: 4.1 (7%)     max: 5.35 fps
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R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.703     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.806 sec
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6293     avg: 6750     median: 6819.5 (18%)     max: 7069 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 7932     avg: 9613     median: 10142 (18%)     max: 11216 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2718     avg: 2858     median: 2867 (12%)     max: 2989 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12023     avg: 12621     median: 12621 (14%)     max: 13219 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 929     avg: 1017     median: 938 (1%)     max: 1156 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 44332     avg: 45975     median: 46029 (41%)     max: 47563 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 168     avg: 191.3     median: 195 (41%)     max: 201 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 27.5     avg: 30.7     median: 31.2 (5%)     max: 33 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 37.8     avg: 41.3     median: 40.7 (7%)     max: 46 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 12.2     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (11%)     max: 18.2 Points per Watt
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