Intel Core i3-10110U vs Intel Pentium Gold 6405U

Intel Core i3-10110U

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The Intel Core i3-10110U is a power efficient dual-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 i3-8145U), the only difference is support for higher memory speeds (DDR4-2666 vs 2400) and two additional cores in the top model (not in this i3, which only has two cores). The processor cores are clocked between 2.1 to 4.1 GHz (all 4 cores 3.7 GHz max). 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.

Thanks to the high clock speeds, the processor performance of the i3-10110U should be slightly better than the old Core i3-8145U. With only two CPU cores, the processor is however still only positioned in the entry level and has limited power for multitasking.

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 - 1000 MHz in the i3. 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).

Intel Pentium Gold 6405U

► remove Intel Pentium Gold 6405U

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 i3-10110UIntel Pentium Gold 6405U
Intel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
Comet Lake-UComet Lake-U
: Comet Lake Comet Lake-U
Intel Core i7-10710U (compare)1100 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U (compare)1800 - 4800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10210U (compare)1600 - 4200 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i3-10110U2100 - 4100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U2400 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-10710U (compare)1100 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U (compare)1800 - 4800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10210U (compare)1600 - 4200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10110U2100 - 4100 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Pentium Gold 6405U2400 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 22 MB
2100 - 4100 MHz2400 MHz
256 KB256 KB
1 MB1 MB
4 MB2 MB
2 / 42 / 4
15 15
14 14
100 °C100 °C
FCBGA1528FCBGA1528
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 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 610 (300 - 900 MHz)
$161 U.S.
Intel Comet Lake Pentium Gold 6405U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 403     avg: 404     median: 404 (9%)     max: 405 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
172 Points (79%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-10110U → 100%

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