Intel Core i5-10210U vs AMD Ryzen 5 4500U vs AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS

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.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

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The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4500U integrates six cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 2.3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4 GHz (Turbo) without SMT / Hyperthreading support (6 threads). The chip is manufactured in the modern 7 nm process at TSMC and partly thanks to it AMD advertises a 2x improved performance per Watt for the Renoir chips. Compared to the similar Ryzen 5 4600U, the 4500U offers no SMT, but otherwise shoudl perform quite similar. 

With two less cores, the Ryzen 5 4500U is clearly slower than the Ryzen 7 4700U and 4800U in multi threaded workloads. However, it should still beat the fastest 15 Watt Ice Lake Intel Core i7-1065G7 (4 cores, 3.9 GHz). Thanks to the 4 GHz Boost clock, the single core performance should be similar. Therefore, the Ryzen 5 4600U is a very fast 15 Watt CPU and clearly faster than the old Ryzen 7 3700U.

In addition to the six CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 6 integrated graphics card with 6 CUs and up to 1500 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 8 MB level 3 cache can be found on the chip. See our hub page on the Renoir Processors for more information.

The TDP of the APU is specified at 15 Watt (default) and can be configured from 10 to 25 Watt by the laptop vendor. That means the chip is intended for thin and light laptops (but with fans).

AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS

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The AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS is a mobile SoC for big laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4600HS integrates six of the eight cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT / Hyperthreading (12 threads). The chip is manufactured in the modern 7 nm process at TSMC and partly thanks to it AMD advertises a 2x improved performance per Watt for the Renoir chips. Compared to the similar named Ryzen 5 4600H, the 4600HS is the power efficient version with a TDP of 35 Watt (10 Watt less).

Due to the two deactivated cores and the slower Turbo clock speed, the Ryzen 5 4600HS should be significantly slower than the Ryzen 7 4800HS. The old top model Ryzen 7 3750H is still clearly slower due to the four Zen+ cores. Compared to the competition, the Intel Core i7-8850H (6-core Coffee Lake 2.6 - 4.3 GHz) should offer a similar performance.

In addition to the six CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 6 integrated graphics card with 6 CUs and up to 1500 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 8 MB level 3 cache can be found on the chip. See our hub page on the Renoir Processors for more information.

The TDP of the APU is specified at 35 Watt (default). Although the TDP is 10 Watt lower than the Ryzen 5 4600H, the chip is still intended for big and relatively heavy laptops. 

Intel Core i5-10210UAMD Ryzen 5 4500UAMD Ryzen 5 4600HS
Intel Comet LakeAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
Comet Lake-URenoir (Zen 2)Renoir (Zen 2)
: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir (Zen 2)
Intel Core i7-10810U1100 - 4900 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10710U1100 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10610U1800 - 4900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U1800 - 4800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10310U1700 - 4400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i5-10210U1600 - 4200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10110U2100 - 4100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U2400 MHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U1900 MHz2 / 22 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3300 - 4400 MHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3000 - 4300 MHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2900 - 4200 MHz8 / 167.9 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2900 - 4200 MHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3000 - 4000 MHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3000 - 4000 MHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1800 - 4200 MHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2000 - 4100 MHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2100 - 4000 MHz6 / 128 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2300 - 4000 MHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 46 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3300 - 4400 MHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3000 - 4300 MHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2900 - 4200 MHz8 / 167.9 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2900 - 4200 MHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3000 - 4000 MHz6 / 1211 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3000 - 4000 MHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1800 - 4200 MHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2000 - 4100 MHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2100 - 4000 MHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2300 - 4000 MHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 46 MB
1600 - 4200 MHz2300 - 4000 MHz3000 - 4000 MHz
256 KB384 KB384 KB
1 MB3 MB3 MB
6 MB8 MB8 MB
4 / 86 / 66 / 12
15 15 35
14 7 7
FCBGA1528FP6FP6
Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000) ( - 1500 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000) ( - 1500 MHz)
105 °C105 °C
AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4600HS

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
43.6 pt (48%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 351     avg: 412     median: 417 (70%)     max: 428 Points
min: 424     avg: 447     median: 448.5 (76%)     max: 453 Points
min: 351     avg: 412.4     median: 417 (70%)     max: 428 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1105     avg: 1303     median: 1239.5 (12%)     max: 1820 Points
min: 1843     avg: 2212     median: 2208 (22%)     max: 2530 Points
min: 1105     avg: 1303.2     median: 1239.5 (12%)     max: 1820 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 478     avg: 612     median: 616 (14%)     max: 790 Points
min: 715     avg: 890     median: 889 (20%)     max: 1007 Points
min: 478     avg: 611.9     median: 616 (14%)     max: 790 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 154     avg: 167     median: 166 (72%)     max: 174 Points
min: 156     avg: 173     median: 174 (76%)     max: 177 Points
min: 154     avg: 166.7     median: 166 (72%)     max: 174 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.69     avg: 7.3     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 8.66 Points
min: 10.22     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (25%)     max: 11.6 Points
min: 5.69     avg: 7.3     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 8.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.71     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (74%)     max: 1.91 Points
min: 2.02     avg: 2     median: 2 (79%)     max: 2.04 Points
min: 1.71     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (74%)     max: 1.91 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6410     avg: 6478     median: 6412 (66%)     max: 6613
min: 5319     avg: 5337     median: 5337 (55%)     max: 5355
min: 6410     avg: 6478.3     median: 6412 (66%)     max: 6613
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 15037     avg: 17758     median: 16072 (27%)     max: 22164
min: 22934     avg: 24156     median: 24155.5 (41%)     max: 25377
min: 15037     avg: 17757.7     median: 16072 (27%)     max: 22164
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
218 s (3%)
min: 170.4     avg: 172     median: 171.9 (2%)     max: 173.4 s
217.8 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.8 s (1%)
min: 5.7     avg: 7.8     median: 8.3 (2%)     max: 9.48 s
6.8 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
398 s (2%)
398 s (2%)
398 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
11.3 s (6%)
11.3 s (6%)
11.3 s (6%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4213 (43%)
min: 3420     avg: 3493     median: 3493 (36%)     max: 3566
4213 (43%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 14555     avg: 17123     median: 16885 (17%)     max: 21679 MIPS
min: 23237     avg: 24267     median: 24079.5 (24%)     max: 25891 MIPS
min: 14555     avg: 17123.3     median: 16885 (17%)     max: 21679 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3504     avg: 4226     median: 4261 (28%)     max: 4467 MIPS
min: 4278     avg: 4302     median: 4300 (28%)     max: 4338 MIPS
min: 3504     avg: 4225.6     median: 4261 (28%)     max: 4467 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 33.41     avg: 42.2     median: 43.9 (26%)     max: 49.35 fps
59.3 fps (35%)
min: 33.41     avg: 42.2     median: 43.9 (26%)     max: 49.35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 149.11     avg: 168     median: 169.5 (59%)     max: 184.5 fps
210 fps (73%)
min: 149.11     avg: 167.7     median: 169.5 (59%)     max: 184.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.35     avg: 4.4     median: 4.3 (16%)     max: 6.28 fps
min: 5.86     avg: 6.8     median: 6.9 (25%)     max: 7.16 fps
min: 3.35     avg: 4.4     median: 4.3 (16%)     max: 6.28 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (1%)     max: 0.491 GB/s
min: 0.511     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (1%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (1%)     max: 0.491 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.79     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.802 GB/s
min: 0.865     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (1%)     max: 0.922 GB/s
min: 0.79     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.802 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 4.6     avg: 4.7     median: 4.7 (0%)     max: 4.7 GB/s
4.9 GB/s (1%)
min: 4.6     avg: 4.7     median: 4.7 (0%)     max: 4.7 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 584.9     avg: 827     median: 824.5 (6%)     max: 1004 Seconds
min: 533     avg: 605     median: 588.7 (4%)     max: 747.7 Seconds
min: 584.9     avg: 826.8     median: 824.5 (6%)     max: 1004 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.658     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.901 sec
min: 0.614     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.654 sec
min: 0.658     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.901 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6167     avg: 6403     median: 6363 (43%)     max: 6680 Points
min: 8933     avg: 8934     median: 8933.5 (60%)     max: 8934 Points
min: 6167     avg: 6403.3     median: 6363 (43%)     max: 6680 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8.913     avg: 9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.008 s
min: 10     avg: 10.3     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.5 s
min: 8.913     avg: 9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.008 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 20.352     avg: 20.6     median: 20.6 (1%)     max: 20.859 s
24 s (1%)
min: 20.352     avg: 20.6     median: 20.6 (1%)     max: 20.859 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 508.577     avg: 517     median: 516.5 (2%)     max: 524.428 s
min: 619.7     avg: 622     median: 621.9 (3%)     max: 624 s
min: 508.577     avg: 516.5     median: 516.5 (2%)     max: 524.428 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4846     avg: 6718     median: 6763.5 (31%)     max: 8529 Points
min: 7773     avg: 8183     median: 8095 (37%)     max: 8625 Points
min: 4846     avg: 6718.4     median: 6763.5 (31%)     max: 8529 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 40123     avg: 48829     median: 50030 (32%)     max: 54173 Points
min: 63892     avg: 64582     median: 64582 (42%)     max: 65272 Points
min: 40123     avg: 48829.1     median: 50030 (32%)     max: 54173 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 39788     avg: 48662     median: 49953 (60%)     max: 55087 Points
min: 57910     avg: 62737     median: 64287 (77%)     max: 66013 Points
min: 39788     avg: 48661.6     median: 49953 (60%)     max: 55087 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 47281     avg: 56463     median: 59159.5 (68%)     max: 60555 Points
min: 68588     avg: 69236     median: 69236 (80%)     max: 69884 Points
min: 47281     avg: 56462.8     median: 59159.5 (68%)     max: 60555 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4964     avg: 6273     median: 6024 (15%)     max: 8574 Points
min: 7243     avg: 7593     median: 7636.5 (19%)     max: 7925 Points
min: 4964     avg: 6273.5     median: 6024 (15%)     max: 8574 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 381     avg: 8719     median: 8737.5 (27%)     max: 11875 Points
min: 9800     avg: 11373     median: 11477 (36%)     max: 12259 Points
min: 381     avg: 8719.3     median: 8737.5 (27%)     max: 11875 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 1983     avg: 2722     median: 2734.5 (19%)     max: 3432 Points
min: 3502     avg: 3814     median: 3804 (27%)     max: 4187 Points
min: 1983     avg: 2721.9     median: 2734.5 (19%)     max: 3432 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11855     avg: 12114     median: 12114 (21%)     max: 12373
18690 (33%)
min: 11855     avg: 12114     median: 12114 (21%)     max: 12373
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3429     avg: 3457     median: 3457 (71%)     max: 3485
3960 (81%)
min: 3429     avg: 3457     median: 3457 (71%)     max: 3485
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
15805 (25%)
19029 (30%)
15805 (25%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4278 (87%)
4162 (85%)
4278 (87%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
4892 (76%)
4892 (76%)
4892 (76%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
15199 (37%)
15199 (37%)
15199 (37%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3680     avg: 4615     median: 4696.5 (70%)     max: 5077
min: 4486     avg: 4624     median: 4624 (69%)     max: 4762
min: 3680     avg: 4615.3     median: 4696.5 (70%)     max: 5077
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12471     avg: 14619     median: 14139 (25%)     max: 16818
min: 17798     avg: 18561     median: 18561 (32%)     max: 19324
min: 12471     avg: 14618.8     median: 14139 (25%)     max: 16818
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1000     avg: 1065     median: 1067.5 (69%)     max: 1107
1074 (69%)
min: 1000     avg: 1065     median: 1067.5 (69%)     max: 1107
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2831     avg: 3493     median: 3467.5 (21%)     max: 4144
4282 (26%)
min: 2831     avg: 3493.4     median: 3467.5 (21%)     max: 4144
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1014     avg: 1081     median: 1090 (67%)     max: 1133
min: 1082     avg: 1096     median: 1097 (68%)     max: 1108
min: 1014     avg: 1080.5     median: 1090 (67%)     max: 1133
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2800     avg: 3644     median: 3831 (31%)     max: 4256
min: 4352     avg: 4597     median: 4543.5 (37%)     max: 5091
min: 2800     avg: 3644.5     median: 3831 (31%)     max: 4256
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 886     avg: 1029     median: 966 (2%)     max: 1266.7 ms
min: 844     avg: 851     median: 852 (1%)     max: 855 ms
min: 886     avg: 1029     median: 966 (2%)     max: 1266.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 30096     avg: 34473     median: 33897 (57%)     max: 43409 Points
min: 33759     avg: 43608     median: 48506 (82%)     max: 48558 Points
min: 30096     avg: 34473.4     median: 33897 (57%)     max: 43409 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 5.55     avg: 22.8     median: 27.9 (7%)     max: 34.9 Watt
min: 28.8     avg: 43.7     median: 46.5 (12%)     max: 53 Watt
min: 5.55     avg: 22.8     median: 27.9 (7%)     max: 34.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 28.5     avg: 33     median: 33 (9%)     max: 37.5 Watt
min: 28.6     avg: 40.6     median: 40.4 (11%)     max: 53 Watt
min: 28.5     avg: 33     median: 33 (9%)     max: 37.5 Watt

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10210U → 100% n=48

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4500U → 117% n=48

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS → 100% n=48

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