Intel Core i7-10710U delivers powerful single-core performances in UserBenchmark and Geekbench 5; flies past AMD Ryzen 7 3700U and 3750H rivals
Intel’s Comet Lake i7-10710U hasn’t been out long, but it’s already stirring up trouble for AMD. The CPU has been going through rigorous testing on UserBenchmark and Geekbench 5, as pointed out by Tum Apisak, and the results show that Intel now has a new single-core performance beast in its lineup. It’s important to remember that the CML-U chip only has a TDP of 15 W when comparing it with some of the more power-hungry new Ryzen processors.
Although the overall result of the i7-10710U in the MSI Prestige 15 in UserBenchmark is nothing spectacular, the single-core performance is impressive. The average bench of 68.7% seems quite low, but the mark has been lowered by subpar performances in multi-core tests. The single-core result stands at 128 points, which puts the Comet Lake processor on the level of the extremely expensive i9-9960X. It’s an outstanding score for a power-efficient CPU. There are a few examples of Ryzen processors eclipsing this score, but they can utilize more power thanks to their higher TDPs: Ryzen 5 3600 – 130 points, 65 W; Ryzen 5 3600X – 135 points, 95 W.
A similar picture has been painted in Geekbench 5. The MSI Prestige 15’s Intel Core i7-10710U throws up scores of 1,139 (single-core test) and 4,067 (multi-core test), respectively. The multi-core score isn’t particular noteworthy and it can be surpassed by not only the aforementioned Zen 2 processors but also by older Intel hexa-core SKUs such as the i7-8750H (4,812 points) and i7-9750H (4,966 points). But focusing on the Geekbench 5 single-core score shows once again how strong the Comet Lake CPU is in this discipline. The i7-10710U cruises past the i7-8750H (1,021) and the i7-9750H (1,075) and completely demolishes the older AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (TDP: 15 W) and Ryzen 7 3750H (TDP: 35 W) chips, which manage scores of 729 and 830 points, respectively.
But how does the i7-10710U fare against the more powerful hexa-core Matisse processors from the red team? Pretty well actually. The Geekbench 5 single-core score of 1,139 holds up reasonably against the 1,236 of the Ryzen 5 3600X and especially versus the 1,201 points amassed by the Ryzen 5 3600. However, for the sake of full transparency, those latter two AMD desktop processors are way beyond the Comet Lake chip in regard to multi-core scores, drumming up huge results of 6,876 (3600) and 7,146 (3600X) against the i7-10710U's 4,067 points.