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

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 (up to LPDDR4-2933 vs DDR4-2400) 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 Hyper-Threading 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's still called Intel UHD Graphics 620 and clocked from 300 - 1100 MHz in the i5. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a VP9 and H.265 de- and encoder.

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 (compared to 90W for the 6-core i7), 11 W more than comparable Whiskey Lake parts.

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 (up to LPDDR4-2933) 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 2 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 adapter 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 / quad-channel LPDDR4 2933 memory controller.

The chip is still produced in the 14nm++ process just 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).

ModelIntel Core i5-10210UIntel Core i3-10110U
SeriesIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-UComet Lake-U
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-U
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 - 4.9 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 i3-10110U2.1 - 4.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U compare2.4 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U compare1.9 GHz2 / 22 MB
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 - 4.9 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 i3-10110U2.1 - 4.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U compare2.4 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U compare1.9 GHz2 / 22 MB
Clock1600 - 4200 MHz2100 - 4100 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 4
TDP15 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
SocketFCBGA1528FCBGA1528
FeaturesDual-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 - 1100 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
max. Temp.100 °C
ManufacturerIntel Comet Lake i3-10110U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10210U
36 pt (42%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i3-10110U
32.6 pt (38%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 1794     avg: 3321     median: 3794 (6%)     max: 4376 Points
min: 1910     avg: 2142     median: 2142 (4%)     max: 2374 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 797     avg: 974     median: 1062 (53%)     max: 1063 Points
min: 1031     avg: 1033     median: 1032.5 (51%)     max: 1034 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 322     avg: 406.8     median: 415 (53%)     max: 428 Points
min: 400     avg: 402     median: 401 (52%)     max: 405 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 722     avg: 1279     median: 1242 (5%)     max: 1820 Points
min: 743     avg: 808     median: 753 (3%)     max: 928 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 320     avg: 609     median: 616 (6%)     max: 790 Points
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min: 314     avg: 351.8     median: 321 (3%)     max: 405 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 134     avg: 165.6     median: 166 (57%)     max: 174 Points
min: 129     avg: 159     median: 162 (55%)     max: 172 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.69     avg: 7.3     median: 7.5 (14%)     max: 8.66 Points
3.6 Points (7%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.71     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (54%)     max: 1.91 Points
1.9 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6410     avg: 6478     median: 6412 (57%)     max: 6613 Points
min: 6311     avg: 6349     median: 6349 (57%)     max: 6387 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 15037     avg: 17758     median: 16072 (22%)     max: 22164 Points
min: 11023     avg: 11205     median: 11204.5 (15%)     max: 11386 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
14261 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8184 Points (50%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
217.8 s (3%)
min: 523     avg: 533     median: 533 (6%)     max: 543 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.8 s (1%)
min: 13.92     avg: 15.8     median: 15.8 (3%)     max: 17.62 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 Points (24%)
min: 1695     avg: 2156     median: 2156 (12%)     max: 2617 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 10920     avg: 16808     median: 16742 (12%)     max: 21679 MIPS
min: 9858     avg: 10292     median: 10291.5 (7%)     max: 10725 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3504     avg: 4205     median: 4261 (61%)     max: 4467 MIPS
min: 4038     avg: 4154     median: 4153.5 (60%)     max: 4269 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 33.41     avg: 42.2     median: 43.9 (20%)     max: 49.35 fps
min: 20.55     avg: 20.6     median: 20.6 (9%)     max: 20.7 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 149.1     avg: 167.7     median: 169.5 (46%)     max: 184.5 fps
min: 106.5     avg: 110.1     median: 110.1 (30%)     max: 113.6 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 2.36     avg: 4.3     median: 4.3 (9%)     max: 6.28 fps