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Intel Core i7-10710U

Intel i7-10710U

The Intel Core i7-10710U is a power efficient hexa-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. The processor cores are clocked between 1.1 and 4.7 GHz (all 6 cores 3.9 GHz max). Thanks to HyperThreading 12 threads can be used. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

Thanks to the two additional cores and the high clock rates, the processor performance of the i7-10710U is very good for its class. It should outperform the top Whiskey Lake and also Ice Lake 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 - 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.

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 12.5 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 90 W (PL4) for the i7 and therefore 8 W more than the quad-core CML-U CPUs and a whopping 19 W more than Whiskey Lake. Therefore, some slim laptops with 15W CML-U CPUs wont offer the i7 as they cant provide enough power and cooling to get full performance out of the 6 cores.

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 « 1.1 - 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 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 cores2 MB L3
Clock Rate1100 - 4700 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache12 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/01/2019


Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
37.5 pt (42%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 513     avg: 957     median: 1059 (11%)     max: 1113 Points
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 4.2     avg: 5.9     median: 5.8 (12%)     max: 7.95 fps
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 35.6     avg: 47.6     median: 47.2 (8%)     max: 60 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 35.1     avg: 41.1     median: 41.1 (9%)     max: 47.1 Watt
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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