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Intel Core i5-1035G4

Intel i5-1035G4

The Intel Core i5-1035G4 is a low-power, Ice Lake family processor (SoC) featuring 4 cores, 8 threads, 6 MB of L3 cache and the Iris Plus G4 (48 EUs) iGPU. It saw the light of day in H2 2019. The chip is designed for use in highly portable laptops; its CPU cores run at 1.1 GHz to 3.7 GHz, with only 3.3 GHz achievable if all the cores are loaded.

Unlike the costlier Core i5-1035G7, the 1035G4 has the 48 EU Intel iGPU at its disposal as opposed to the more powerful Iris Plus G7 (64 EUs); CPU cores have a slightly lower base clock speed in the case of the 1035G4, too.

Architecture & Features

Ice Lake family chips are powered by Sunny Cove CPU cores.The latter aim to do what Palm Cove cores (that we never really got a chance to get a taste of) were expected to do, delivering a double-digit IPC uplift over the venerable Skylake architecture thanks to a range of small improvements across the board including scheduler improvements, larger caches and buffers, and support for new instruction sets.

Thunderbolt 3 support is built right into the Core i5 (meaning the latter has several PCIe 3 lanes exclusive to Thunderbolt devices, reducing the number of additional components required for Thunderbolt to work) and so is CNVi Wi-Fi 6 support (making it easier for Intel to sell its proprietary WLAN cards to laptop makers). The Core i5-1035G4 also has the DL Boost and GNA features for applications centered around machine learning.

The 4 GT/s bus is indicative of a consumer-grade chip, since CPUs for gaming laptops and portable workstations usually employ the faster 8 GT/s bus. RAM support is nothing to sneeze at, at up to DDR4-3200 or LPDDR4-3733. NVMe SSDs are supported, with data transfer rates limited to 3.9 GB/s (this is what four PCIe 3 lanes are good for). SATA drives and even eMMC chips are also natively supported here.

This is not a user-replaceable CPU, as it gets permanently soldered to the motherboard (BGA1526 socket interface).

OS support is limited to 64-bit Windows 10 and Windows 11, as well as many Linux distros.

Performance

The average 1035G4 in our database is very close to the Ryzen 5 2500U and the Core i5-10310U, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. This makes it a mid-range chip, as of late 2021. It can even be used for a bit of gaming if mated to a decent graphics card.

The Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5 is one of the fastest laptops with this chip that we have tested. Thanks to the power limit 1 of 16.5 W, the Acer can be roughly 30% faster than the slowest system with the 1035G4 we know of, depending on the circumstances.

Graphics

The Iris Plus G4 (48 EUs) runs at up to 1.05 GHz. This is a rather decent iGPU that can be as fast as Nvidia's GeForce MX110 or even MX130, depending on the circumstances. It will handle many games at 1080p or 720p provided one is content with low or medium quality settings, respectively.

This DX12-compatible graphics adapter will drive up to 3 monitors with resolutions as high as 5120 x 3200. There is no support for ray tracing here and no hardware support for the latest AV1 codec; the usual HEVC, AVC and VP9 codecs are supported, thankfully.

Power consumption

This 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor has a default TDP of 15 W (also known as the long-term power limit). Laptop makers are allowed to change that value to anything between 12 W and 25 W, with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly. This means the CPU is too power-hungry to be used as the base of a passively cooled laptop, tablet, mini-PC.

The Core i5-1035G4 is manufactured on Intel's 2nd generation 10 nm process (not "10 nm SuperFin" or "Intel 7") for average energy efficiency, as of early 2023.

SeriesIntel Ice Lake
CodenameIce Lake-U

Series: Ice Lake Ice Lake-U

Intel Core i5-1038NG7 compare2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1065G7 compare1.3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1035G7 compare1.2 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1035G4 « 1.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1035G1 compare1 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-1005G1 compare1.2 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock Rate1100 - 3700 MHz
Level 1 Cache192 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA1526
FeaturesDDR4-3200/LPDDR4-3733 RAM, PCIe 3, 4 GT/s bus, DL Boost, GNA, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, AVX-512, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, VMX, SMEP, SMAP, EIST, TM1, TM2, Hyper-Threading, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SGX
GPUIntel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) (300 - 1050 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date05/29/2019
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
28.3 pt (39%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 490.1     avg: 592     median: 602.5 (4%)     max: 676 Points
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7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 11030     avg: 14407     median: 13057 (7%)     max: 19548 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.37     avg: 4.2     median: 4 (7%)     max: 5.61 fps
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3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 50475     avg: 52620     median: 52619.5 (44%)     max: 54764 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5723     avg: 6429     median: 6428.5 (16%)     max: 7134 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
17202 points (19%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
15662 points (38%)
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