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Intel Core i5-10210U vs Intel Core i5-10310U vs Intel Core i7-10510U

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 i5-10310U

► remove from comparison Intel i5-10310U

The Intel Core i5-10310U 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 1.7 and 4.4 GHz (unverified). 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. The CPU supports the professional management features under the vPro umbrella.

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 i7-10510U

► remove from comparison Intel i7-10510U

The Intel Core i7-10510U 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 i7-8665U), the only difference is support for higher memory speeds (DDR4-2666, LPDDR4-2933) and two additional cores in the top model (not in this i7-10510U). The processor cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.9 GHz (all 4 cores 4.3 GHz max). Thanks to HyperThreading 8 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 i7-10510U is very good for its class. It should outperform the top Whiskey Lake i7 slightly (i7-8665U) and also Ice Lake processors if the cooling and TDP settings are not limiting.

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 - 1150 MHz in the i7. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a VP9 and H.265 de- and encoder and an integrated dual channel DDR4-2666 / LPDDR4-2933 memory controller.

The chip is still produced on 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.

ModelIntel Core i5-10210UIntel Core i5-10310UIntel Core i7-10510U
SeriesIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-UComet Lake-UComet Lake-U
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-U
Intel Core i7-10810U1.1 - 4.9 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10710U1.1 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10610U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10310U1.7 - 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 6405U2.4 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U1.9 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-10810U1.1 - 4.9 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10710U1.1 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10610U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i5-10310U1.7 - 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 6405U2.4 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U1.9 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Core i7-10810U1.1 - 4.9 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10710U1.1 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10610U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-10510U1.8 - 4.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10310U1.7 - 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 6405U2.4 GHz2 / 42 MB
Intel Celeron 5205U1.9 GHz2 / 22 MB
Clock1600 - 4200 MHz1700 - 4400 MHz1800 - 4900 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB6 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 84 / 8
TDP15 Watt15 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
SocketFCBGA1528FCBGA1528FCBGA1528
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-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 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
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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 - i5-10310U
36.4 pt (43%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-10510U
38.5 pt (45%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 1794     avg: 3321     median: 3794 (6%)     max: 4376 Points
3094 Points (5%)
min: 3626     avg: 3866     median: 3734 (6%)     max: 4239 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 797     avg: 974     median: 1062 (53%)     max: 1063 Points
1051 Points (52%)
min: 1066     avg: 1142     median: 1152 (57%)     max: 1207 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 322     avg: 406.8     median: 415 (53%)     max: 428 Points
min: 411     avg: 428.2     median: 438 (56%)     max: 438 Points
min: 362     avg: 436.7     median: 441 (57%)     max: 497 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 722     avg: 1279     median: 1242 (5%)     max: 1820 Points
min: 1192     avg: 1365     median: 1327 (6%)     max: 1588 Points
min: 1015     avg: 1412     median: 1422 (6%)     max: 1897 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 320     avg: 609     median: 616 (6%)     max: 790 Points
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min: 499     avg: 601     median: 546 (6%)     max: 767 Points
04080120160200240280320360400440480520560600640680720760Tooltip
min: 482     avg: 666     median: 678 (7%)     max: 856 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: 164     avg: 169.4     median: 170 (58%)     max: 173.8 Points
min: 113     avg: 178.4     median: 182 (62%)     max: 202 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
6.7 Points (12%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.71     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (6%)     max: 1.91 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6410     avg: 6478     median: 6412 (57%)     max: 6613 Points
min: 5740     avg: 6919     median: 7268 (65%)     max: 7748 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 15037     avg: 17758     median: 16072 (22%)     max: 22164 Points
min: 6763     avg: 19637     median: 25882 (35%)     max: 26265 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
9009 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
5856 Points (36%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
217.8 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.8 s (1%)
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%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 10920     avg: 16808     median: 16742 (12%)     max: 21679 MIPS
min: 15976     avg: 17406     median: 16475 (12%)     max: 19935 MIPS
min: 12196     avg: 17704     median: 17318 (12%)     max: 21298 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3504     avg: 4205     median: 4261 (61%)     max: 4467 MIPS
min: 3615     avg: 4121     median: 4274 (61%)     max: 4398 MIPS
min: 3747     avg: 4591     median: 4678 (67%)     max: 4981 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 33.41     avg: 42.2     median: 43.9 (20%)     max: 49.35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 149.1     avg: 167.7     median: 169.5 (46%)     max: 184.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 2.36     avg: 4.3     median: 4.3 (9%)     max: 6.28 fps