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

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

► remove from comparison AMD R5 4500U

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).

Intel Core i5-10210UAMD Ryzen 5 4500U
Intel Comet LakeAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
Comet Lake-URenoir (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir (Zen 2)
Intel Core i7-10810U compare1.1 - 4.9 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10710U compare1.1 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10610U compare1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U compare1.8 - 4.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10310U compare1.7 - 4.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i5-10210U1.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10110U compare2.1 - 4.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U compare2.4 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U compare1.9 GHz2 / 22 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H compare3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS compare3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 167.9 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U compare1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U compare2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U compare2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
1600 - 4200 MHz2300 - 4000 MHz
256 KB384 KB
1 MB3 MB
6 MB8 MB
4 / 86 / 6
15 15
14 7
FCBGA1528FP6
Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
105 °C
AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10210U
40.3 pt (41%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4500U
45.5 pt (46%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Multi Core)
5920 Points (22%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Single Core)
1152 Points (70%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 322     avg: 409     median: 416 (65%)     max: 428 Points
min: 424     avg: 446     median: 447.5 (70%)     max: 453 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 771     avg: 1282     median: 1230 (12%)     max: 1820 Points
min: 1843     avg: 2236     median: 2219 (21%)     max: 2530 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 478     avg: 611     median: 612.5 (14%)     max: 790 Points
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min: 715     avg: 896     median: 892 (20%)     max: 1007 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 154     avg: 167     median: 166 (61%)     max: 174 Points
min: 156     avg: 173     median: 174 (64%)     max: 177 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.69     avg: 7.3     median: 7.5 (15%)     max: 8.66 Points
min: 10.22     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (22%)     max: 11.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.71     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (60%)     max: 1.91 Points
min: 2.02     avg: 2     median: 2 (65%)     max: 2.04 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6410     avg: 6478     median: 6412 (57%)     max: 6613
min: 5319     avg: 5337     median: 5337 (48%)     max: 5355
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
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
38477 Points (37%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9139 Points (69%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
218 s (3%)
min: 170.4     avg: 172     median: 171.9 (2%)     max: 173.4 s
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
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
398 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
11.3 s (6%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4213 (27%)
min: 3420     avg: 3493     median: 3493 (22%)     max: 3566
min: 22466     avg: 24384     median: 24101 (19%)     max: 25891 MIPS
min: 4235     avg: 4290     median: 4288 (28%)     max: 4338 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 33.41     avg: 42.2     median: 43.9 (20%)     max: 49.35 fps
59.3 fps (27%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 149.11     avg: 168     median: 169.5 (50%)     max: 184.5 fps
210 fps (62%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 2.66     avg: 4.3     median: 4.3 (13%)     max: 6.28 fps
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min: 5.86     avg: 6.8     median: 6.9 (22%)     max: 7.33 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (20%)     max: 0.491 GB/s
min: 0.511     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (22%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.79     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (22%)     max: 0.802 GB/s
min: 0.865     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (24%)     max: 0.922 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 4.6     avg: 4.7     median: 4.7 (17%)     max: 4.7 GB/s
4.9 GB/s (18%)
min: 533     avg: 603     median: 584 (4%)     max: 747.7 Seconds
min: 0.614     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.654 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6167     avg: 6403     median: 6363 (35%)     max: 6680 Points
min: 8933     avg: 8934     median: 8933.5 (49%)     max: 8934 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
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%)
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
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4846     avg: 6634     median: 6720 (28%)     max: 8529 Points
min: 7061     avg: 8121     median: 8095 (33%)     max: 8704 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 40123     avg: 48009     median: 49630 (32%)     max: 54173 Points
min: 61260     avg: 63475     median: 63892 (41%)     max: 65272 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 39788     avg: 48062     median: 48753 (52%)     max: 55087 Points
min: 57910     avg: 62775     median: 63587.5 (68%)     max: 66013 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 47281     avg: 55812     median: 58433.5 (60%)     max: 60555 Points
min: 68588     avg: 69178     median: 69062 (71%)     max: 69884 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4964     avg: 6174     median: 5973.5 (15%)     max: 8574 Points
min: 6900     avg: 7494     median: 7616 (19%)     max: 7925 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 381     avg: 8651     median: 8567 (22%)     max: 11875 Points
min: 9800     avg: 11318     median: 11477 (29%)     max: 12259 Points
min: 3316     avg: 3759     median: 3734 (26%)     max: 4187 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
6630 Points (53%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
5771 Points (52%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
20968 Points (41%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
16596 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
14964 Points (39%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11855     avg: 12114     median: 12114 (21%)     max: 12373
18690 (33%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3429     avg: 3457     median: 3457 (71%)     max: 3485
3960 (81%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
15805 (25%)
19029 (30%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4278 (87%)
4162 (85%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4892 (76%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
15199 (37%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3680     avg: 4615     median: 4696.5 (64%)     max: 5077
min: 4486     avg: 4624     median: 4624 (63%)     max: 4762
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12471     avg: 14619     median: 14139 (22%)     max: 16818
min: 17798     avg: 18561     median: 18561 (29%)     max: 19324
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1000     avg: 1065     median: 1067.5 (63%)     max: 1107
1074 (64%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2831     avg: 3493     median: 3467.5 (21%)     max: 4144
4282 (26%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1014     avg: 1079     median: 1087.5 (60%)     max: 1133
min: 1082     avg: 1109     median: 1097 (61%)     max: 1220
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2079     avg: 3570     median: 3760 (22%)     max: 4256
min: 4352     avg: 4774     median: 4632 (27%)     max: 6234
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 886     avg: 1023     median: 967 (2%)     max: 1266.7 ms
min: 819     avg: 851     median: 853 (1%)     max: 871 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
99 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
90.9 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 30096     avg: 35147     median: 33932 (54%)     max: 44584 Points
min: 33759     avg: 43608     median: 48506 (77%)     max: 48558 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 5.55     avg: 23.5     median: 27.4 (7%)     max: 34.9 Watt
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min: 28.8     avg: 42     median: 43 (12%)     max: 53 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 17.7     avg: 28.6     median: 28.5 (8%)     max: 37.5 Watt
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min: 26.8     avg: 37.8     median: 30.7 (8%)     max: 53 Watt
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Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-10210U → 100% n=44

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4500U → 119% n=44

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