Notebookcheck Logo

Intel Core i7-10610U

Intel i7-10610U

The Intel Core i7-10610U 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 i7-8665U), the only difference is support for higher memory speeds (DDR4-2666 vs 2400) and two additional cores in the top model (not in this i7-10610U). The processor cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.9 GHz (unverified). Thanks to Hyper-Threading 8 threads can be used. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

Compared to the similar Core i7-10510U, the 10610U supports vPro.

The integrated graphics adapter however is still the same as in the previous generations. It should be still called Intel UHD Graphics 620 and clock from 300 - 1150 MHz in the i7. 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 10610U in our database is in the same league as the Core i5-1035G1 and also the Core i5-8257U, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term power limit of 25 W, the HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 is among the fastest laptops built around the 10610U that we know of. It can be about 30% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Power consumption

This Core i7 has a default TDP of 15 W (also known as the long-term power limit). Laptop manufacturers are free to change that value to anything between 10 W and 25 W, with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly. Perhaps more importantly, short-term power consumption of 10th gen Comet Lake U processors can be as high as 80 W or even 90 W, making passively cooled designs rather unlikely to appear.

Core i7-10610U is manufactured on an 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 « 1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-10510U compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-10310U compare1.7 - 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 Rate1800 - 4900 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache8 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, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3
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
30.2 pt (42%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 3852     avg: 4049     median: 4048.5 (4%)     max: 4245 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1151     avg: 1207     median: 1207 (51%)     max: 1263 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 349     avg: 438     median: 446 (50%)     max: 482 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1271     avg: 1466     median: 1477 (4%)     max: 1663 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 548     avg: 620     median: 604.5 (4%)     max: 738 Points
04080120160200240280320360400440480520560600640680720Tooltip
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 133     avg: 175.8     median: 178 (54%)     max: 200 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 15369     avg: 18407     median: 18717.5 (11%)     max: 20332 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3653     avg: 4460     median: 4666.5 (56%)     max: 4853 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 4.54     avg: 4.9     median: 4.6 (8%)     max: 5.66 fps
01234567891011Tooltip
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 641     avg: 754     median: 791 (6%)     max: 816 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.637     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.855 sec
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7306     avg: 8865     median: 8616.5 (23%)     max: 10773 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 46042     avg: 53030     median: 53030 (43%)     max: 60018 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 49886     avg: 54889     median: 54888.5 (45%)     max: 59891 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5974     avg: 7273     median: 7267.5 (18%)     max: 9051 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 8558     avg: 10716     median: 10982 (20%)     max: 13033 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2902     avg: 3339     median: 3123 (13%)     max: 4075 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1155     avg: 1228     median: 1243.5 (52%)     max: 1261 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3731     avg: 4134     median: 4123.5 (7%)     max: 4622 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 807     avg: 833     median: 819.5 (1%)     max: 899 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
51613 Points (46%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 190     avg: 207.5     median: 211 (44%)     max: 213 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 37.5     avg: 50.9     median: 50.9 (9%)     max: 64.3 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 47.8     avg: 57.3     median: 57.3 (10%)     max: 66.7 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 10.1     avg: 10.8     median: 10.8 (8%)     max: 11.5 Points per Watt
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Add one or more devices and compare

In the following list you can select (and also search for) devices that should be added to the comparison. You can select more than one device.

restrict list: