Intel Core i5-10210U vs Intel Core i3-10110U vs Intel Core i7-10710U

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 i3-10110U

► remove Intel i3-10110U

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 i7-10710U

► remove Intel i7-10710U

The Intel Core i7-10710U is a power efficient hexa-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. The processor cores are clocked between 1.1 and 4.7 GHz (all 6 cores 3.9 GHz max). Thanks to HyperThreading 12 threads can be used. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

Thanks to the two additional cores and the high clock rates, the processor performance of the i7-10710U is very good for its class. It should outperform the top Whiskey Lake and also Ice Lake 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 - 1150 MHz in the i7. 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 12.5 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 90 W (PL4) for the i7 and therefore 8 W more than the quad-core CML-U CPUs and a whopping 19 W more than Whiskey Lake. Therefore, some slim laptops with 15W CML-U CPUs wont offer the i7 as they cant provide enough power and cooling to get full performance out of the 6 cores.

Intel Core i5-10210UIntel Core i3-10110UIntel Core i7-10710U
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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
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
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
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iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1150 MHz)
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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
400 Points (67%)
min: 460     avg: 467     median: 460 (78%)     max: 480 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1105     avg: 1303     median: 1239.5 (12%)     max: 1820 Points
753 Points (8%)
min: 1181     avg: 2123     median: 2356.5 (24%)     max: 2598 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 478     avg: 612     median: 616 (14%)     max: 790 Points
min: 321     avg: 376     median: 403 (9%)     max: 405 Points
min: 513     avg: 999     median: 1067 (24%)     max: 1113 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 154     avg: 167     median: 166 (72%)     max: 174 Points
min: 160     avg: 168     median: 172 (75%)     max: 172 Points
min: 138     avg: 175     median: 176 (77%)     max: 194 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: 5.69     avg: 7.3     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 8.66 Points
min: 10.89     avg: 11.7     median: 11.8 (27%)     max: 12.28 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: 1.71     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (74%)     max: 1.91 Points
min: 2.07     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (85%)     max: 2.19 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6410     avg: 6478     median: 6412 (66%)     max: 6613
6311 (65%)
min: 6599     avg: 6972     median: 6972 (72%)     max: 7345
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 15037     avg: 17758     median: 16072 (27%)     max: 22164
11023 (19%)
min: 31463     avg: 31644     median: 31643.5 (53%)     max: 31824
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
218 s (3%)
523 s (6%)
min: 171.101     avg: 174     median: 174.2 (2%)     max: 177.37 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.8 s (1%)
13.9 s (3%)
min: 5.103     avg: 5.2     median: 5.2 (1%)     max: 5.375 s
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%)
2617 (27%)
min: 4496     avg: 4657     median: 4656.5 (48%)     max: 4817
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 14555     avg: 17123     median: 16885 (17%)     max: 21679 MIPS
9858 MIPS (10%)
min: 16713     avg: 24592     median: 27115 (27%)     max: 29948 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3504     avg: 4226     median: 4261 (28%)     max: 4467 MIPS
4269 MIPS (28%)
min: 4425     avg: 4587     median: 4608 (30%)     max: 4727 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 33.41     avg: 42.2     median: 43.9 (26%)     max: 49.35 fps
20.7 fps (12%)
min: 58.9     avg: 60.8     median: 60.6 (36%)     max: 63 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 149.11     avg: 168     median: 169.5 (59%)     max: 184.5 fps
114 fps (39%)
min: 195.96     avg: 202     median: 204 (70%)     max: 206 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.35     avg: 4.4     median: 4.3 (16%)     max: 6.28 fps
2.7 fps (10%)
min: 4.2     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (22%)     max: 7.95 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (1%)     max: 0.491 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.57     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.731 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.79     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.802 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (1%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 4.6     avg: 4.7     median: 4.7 (0%)     max: 4.7 GB/s
2.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 4.6     avg: 6     median: 6.4 (1%)     max: 7.1 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 584.9     avg: 827     median: 824.5 (6%)     max: 1004 Seconds
1385 Seconds (10%)
min: 468.3     avg: 648     median: 585 (4%)     max: 892 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.658     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (15%)     max: 0.901 sec
0.7 sec (16%)
0.6 sec (14%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6167     avg: 6403     median: 6363 (43%)     max: 6680 Points
min: 6167     avg: 6403.3     median: 6363 (43%)     max: 6680 Points
10451 Points (70%)
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
9.4 s (2%)
min: 8     avg: 8.4     median: 8.2 (2%)     max: 9.071 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
22.1 s (1%)
min: 17.692     avg: 18.7     median: 18 (1%)     max: 20.345 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
548 s (2%)
min: 466.042     avg: 499     median: 507 (2%)     max: 523.014 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5184     avg: 6800     median: 6789 (31%)     max: 8529 Points
4157 Points (19%)
min: 10012     avg: 11161     median: 10868.5 (49%)     max: 13081 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 40123     avg: 48829     median: 50030 (32%)     max: 54173 Points
40101 Points (26%)
min: 57889     avg: 58101     median: 58101 (37%)     max: 58313 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 39788     avg: 48662     median: 49953 (60%)     max: 55087 Points
39392 Points (47%)
min: 58108     avg: 58126     median: 58126 (69%)     max: 58144 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 47281     avg: 56463     median: 59159.5 (68%)     max: 60555 Points
52050 Points (60%)
min: 59999     avg: 60053     median: 60052.5 (69%)     max: 60106 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4964     avg: 6277     median: 6021.5 (15%)     max: 8574 Points
3489 Points (9%)
min: 6463     avg: 9291     median: 10041 (25%)     max: 10583 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 381     avg: 8697     median: 8649 (27%)     max: 11875 Points
5285 Points (17%)
min: 13195     avg: 14736     median: 14847 (46%)     max: 15892 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2278     avg: 2761     median: 2789 (19%)     max: 3432 Points
1745 Points (12%)
min: 4427     avg: 5172     median: 4832 (34%)     max: 6256 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11855     avg: 12114     median: 12114 (21%)     max: 12373
7335 (13%)
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
3470 (71%)
min: 3429     avg: 3457     median: 3457 (71%)     max: 3485
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
15805 (25%)
7635 (12%)
22477 (35%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4278 (87%)
3765 (77%)
4309 (88%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
4892 (76%)
4397 (68%)
5366 (83%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
15199 (37%)
7865 (19%)
22182 (54%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3680     avg: 4615     median: 4696.5 (70%)     max: 5077
4455 (66%)
min: 3959     avg: 4615     median: 4615 (69%)     max: 5271
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12471     avg: 14619     median: 14139 (25%)     max: 16818
8289 (14%)
min: 11871     avg: 17420     median: 17420 (30%)     max: 22969
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1000     avg: 1065     median: 1067.5 (71%)     max: 1107
1002 (66%)
min: 1024     avg: 1043     median: 1043 (69%)     max: 1062
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2831     avg: 3493     median: 3467.5 (21%)     max: 4144
2034 (12%)
min: 3039     avg: 4258     median: 4258 (26%)     max: 5477
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1014     avg: 1081     median: 1090 (67%)     max: 1133
1017 (63%)
1229 (76%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2800     avg: 3644     median: 3831 (31%)     max: 4256
2017 (16%)
5839 (47%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 886     avg: 1029     median: 966 (2%)     max: 1266.7 ms
1220 ms (2%)
min: 1041     avg: 1055     median: 1054.9 (2%)     max: 1068.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 30096     avg: 34473     median: 33897 (57%)     max: 43409 Points
29833 Points (50%)
min: 35243     avg: 37344     median: 37343.5 (63%)     max: 39444 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 5.55     avg: 22.8     median: 27.9 (7%)     max: 34.9 Watt
min: 5.55     avg: 22.8     median: 27.9 (7%)     max: 34.9 Watt
min: 47.2     avg: 53.6     median: 53.6 (14%)     max: 60.05 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 28.5     avg: 33     median: 33 (9%)     max: 37.5 Watt
min: 28.5     avg: 33     median: 33 (9%)     max: 37.5 Watt
47.1 Watt (12%)

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-10110U → 79% n=48

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-10710U → 126% n=48

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