Intel Core i3-10110U vs Intel Core i5-10210U

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 Core i5-10210U

► remove Intel i5-10210U

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.

Intel Core i3-10110UIntel Core i5-10210U
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 i5-10210U1600 - 4200 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i3-10110U2100 - 4100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U (compare)2400 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 i5-10210U1600 - 4200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10110U2100 - 4100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U (compare)2400 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U (compare)1900 MHz2 / 22 MB
2100 - 4100 MHz1600 - 4200 MHz
256 KB256 KB
1 MB1 MB
4 MB6 MB
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15 15
14 14
100 °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 UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 399     avg: 417     median: 421 (82%)     max: 428 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1105     avg: 1374     median: 1254 (14%)     max: 1820 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 403     avg: 404     median: 404 (9%)     max: 405 Points
min: 488     avg: 623     median: 644 (15%)     max: 783 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
172 Points (79%)
min: 161     avg: 168     median: 168 (77%)     max: 174 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 7.55     avg: 8.1     median: 8.1 (21%)     max: 8.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.88     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (77%)     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 2.0x - 1024m *
218 seconds (3%)
wPrime 2.0x - 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 (49%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 16590     avg: 19488     median: 19840.5 (21%)     max: 21679 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 4099     avg: 4157     median: 4137.5 (27%)     max: 4253 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 33.41     avg: 41.4     median: 41.4 (26%)     max: 49.35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 149.11     avg: 167     median: 166.8 (59%)     max: 184.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 4.37     avg: 5.3     median: 5.2 (19%)     max: 6.28 fps
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (26%)     max: 0.491 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.79     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (0%)     max: 0.802 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 4.6     avg: 4.7     median: 4.7 (24%)     max: 4.7 GB/s
Blender 2.79 *
min: 584.9     avg: 686     median: 663.6 (5%)     max: 832 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
min: 0.708     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (16%)     max: 0.735 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6167     avg: 6403     median: 6363 (43%)     max: 6680 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8.913     avg: 9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.008 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 20.352     avg: 20.6     median: 20.6 (1%)     max: 20.859 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 508.577     avg: 517     median: 516.5 (2%)     max: 524.428 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5184     avg: 6836     median: 6739.5 (33%)     max: 8529 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40123     avg: 46276     median: 46027 (30%)     max: 52925 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 39788     avg: 45962     median: 45459 (54%)     max: 52103 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 47281     avg: 53570     median: 53616 (62%)     max: 59768 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4964     avg: 6098     median: 6024 (15%)     max: 8574 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 5110     avg: 8468     median: 8233 (28%)     max: 11644 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 (72%)     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 (42%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3680     avg: 4507     median: 4604.5 (73%)     max: 4871 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12471     avg: 13807     median: 13535.5 (23%)     max: 16172 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1000     avg: 1058     median: 1067.5 (79%)     max: 1107 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2831     avg: 3287     median: 3288 (20%)     max: 4101 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1077.8     avg: 1150     median: 1134 (2%)     max: 1266.7 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 30096     avg: 32745     median: 32105 (61%)     max: 36191 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
5.6 Watt (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-10110U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10210U → 101%

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