Intel Pentium Gold 6405U vs Intel Core i5-10210U

Intel Pentium Gold 6405U

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The Intel Pentium Gold 6405U is a power efficient entry-level dual-core SoC for notebooks based on the Comet Lake (CML-U) generation and was announced in October 2019. Compared to the similar Whiskey Lake Pentium 5405U processors, the difference is the higher clock speed (+100 MHz) and support for faster memory. The processor cores are clocked at 2.4 GHz (no Turbo). Thanks to HyperThreading 4 threads can be used. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

Due to the 100 MHz higher clock speed, the Pentium Gold 6405U should be slightly faster than the old Pentium 5405U and therefore in the entry level of mobile processors. The missing Turbo and only two cores are definitely a downside and therefore the CPU is best used for simple tasks like browsing and office programs. Compared to the faster Core i3, i5 and i7 Comet Lake models, the Pentium does not support SSE (2).

The integrated graphics card is still the same as in the previous generations. It is called only Intel UHD Graphics but is still the same Intel UHD Graphics 610 like in the Pentium 5405U. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a VP9 and H.265 de- and encoder and an integrated dual channel LPDDR3-2133/DDR4-2400 memory controller (compared to DDR4-2666 in the faster Core i3).

The chip is still produced in the 14nm++ process as Whiskey Lake. The TDP (PL1) is specified at 15 Watts but can be lowered to 12.5 Watt although the CPU then only runs at 800 MHz.

Intel Core i5-10210U

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The Intel Core i5-10210U 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 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max). 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.

Thanks to the high clock speeds, the processor performance of the i5-10210U is very good for its class. It should outperform the Whiskey Lake i5-8365U slightly and also Ice Lake i5 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 - 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.

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 10 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 82 W (PL4) for the i5 (90W even for the 6-core i7) and 11 W more than Whiskey Lake.

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Intel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
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Intel Core i7-10810U compare1100 - 4900 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10710U compare1100 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10610U compare1800 - 4900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U compare1800 - 4800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10310U compare1700 - 4400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-10210U1600 - 4200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10110U compare2100 - 4100 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Pentium Gold 6405U2400 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U compare1900 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-10810U compare1100 - 4900 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10710U compare1100 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10610U compare1800 - 4900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U compare1800 - 4800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10310U compare1700 - 4400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i5-10210U1600 - 4200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10110U compare2100 - 4100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U2400 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U compare1900 MHz2 / 22 MB
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Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 610 (300 - 900 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)
$161 U.S.
Intel Comet Lake Pentium Gold 6405U

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 395     avg: 416     median: 418 (77%)     max: 428 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1105     avg: 1315     median: 1254 (13%)     max: 1820 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 479     avg: 623     median: 640.5 (15%)     max: 790 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 154     avg: 167     median: 166 (74%)     max: 174 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.69     avg: 7.3     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 8.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.71     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (74%)     max: 1.91 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 6410     avg: 6478     median: 6412 (66%)     max: 6613 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 15037     avg: 17758     median: 16072 (27%)     max: 22164 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
218 seconds (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
6.8 seconds (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - 1024m *
398 seconds (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - 32m *
11.3 seconds (6%)
WinRAR - Result
4213 KB/s (43%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 14717     avg: 17681     median: 17045 (17%)     max: 21679 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 4099     avg: 4257     median: 4253 (28%)     max: 4455 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 33.41     avg: 42.2     median: 43.9 (26%)     max: 49.35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 149.11     avg: 168     median: 169.5 (59%)     max: 184.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 3.61     avg: 4.5     median: 4.4 (16%)     max: 6.28 fps
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (1%)     max: 0.491 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.79     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.802 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 4.6     avg: 4.7     median: 4.7 (0%)     max: 4.7 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 584.9     avg: 807     median: 823 (6%)     max: 1004 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
min: 0.696     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.735 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 6167     avg: 6403     median: 6363 (43%)     max: 6680 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 8.913     avg: 9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.008 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 20.352     avg: 20.6     median: 20.6 (1%)     max: 20.859 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 508.577     avg: 517     median: 516.5 (2%)     max: 524.428 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5184     avg: 6666     median: 6714.5 (30%)     max: 8529 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40123     avg: 47939     median: 49830 (32%)     max: 52925 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 39788     avg: 48025     median: 49953 (60%)     max: 55087 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 47281     avg: 55575     median: 59159.5 (68%)     max: 60555 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4964     avg: 6327     median: 6035 (15%)     max: 8574 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 381     avg: 8624     median: 8485 (27%)     max: 11875 Points
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 2278     avg: 2715     median: 2680 (19%)     max: 3432 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11855     avg: 12114     median: 12114 (21%)     max: 12373 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3429     avg: 3457     median: 3457 (71%)     max: 3485 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
15805 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4278 Points (87%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4892 Points (77%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
15199 Points (37%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3680     avg: 4593     median: 4659 (73%)     max: 5077 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12471     avg: 14386     median: 14072 (24%)     max: 16818 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1000     avg: 1065     median: 1068 (74%)     max: 1107 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2831     avg: 3485     median: 3369 (21%)     max: 4144 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1014     avg: 1074     median: 1089.5 (75%)     max: 1099 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2800     avg: 3559     median: 3632.5 (29%)     max: 4228 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 901     avg: 1075     median: 1104.7 (2%)     max: 1266.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 30096     avg: 33960     median: 33862 (65%)     max: 43409 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
min: 5.55     avg: 16.7     median: 16.7 (4%)     max: 27.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
28.5 Watt (8%)

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)