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

Intel Core i7-10510U

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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 vs 2400) 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 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 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 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.

Intel Core i7-10510UIntel Core i5-10210U
Intel Comet LakeIntel Comet Lake
Comet 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 i7-10510U1.8 - 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
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 i7-10510U1.8 - 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
1800 - 4800 MHz1600 - 4200 MHz
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8 MB6 MB
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FCBGA1528FCBGA1528
Dual-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 - 1150 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-10510U
43.1 pt (43%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-10210U
40.3 pt (41%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Multi Core)
4239 Points (16%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Single Core)
1207 Points (73%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 362     avg: 436     median: 440 (69%)     max: 497 Points
min: 322     avg: 409     median: 416 (65%)     max: 428 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1015     avg: 1410     median: 1414 (13%)     max: 1897 Points
min: 771     avg: 1282     median: 1230 (12%)     max: 1820 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 482     avg: 666     median: 678 (15%)     max: 856 Points
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min: 478     avg: 611     median: 612.5 (14%)     max: 790 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 113     avg: 178     median: 182 (67%)     max: 202 Points
min: 154     avg: 167     median: 166 (61%)     max: 174 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
6.7 Points (13%)
min: 5.69     avg: 7.3     median: 7.5 (15%)     max: 8.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2 Points (62%)
min: 1.71     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (60%)     max: 1.91 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5740     avg: 6919     median: 7268 (65%)     max: 7748
min: 6410     avg: 6478     median: 6412 (57%)     max: 6613
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 6763     avg: 19637     median: 25882 (44%)     max: 26265
min: 15037     avg: 17758     median: 16072 (27%)     max: 22164
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
9009 Points (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
5856 Points (44%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
218 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 (27%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 12196     avg: 17635     median: 17312 (14%)     max: 21298 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3747     avg: 4580     median: 4618 (30%)     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: 149.11     avg: 168     median: 169.5 (50%)     max: 184.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.41     avg: 4.6     median: 4.6 (14%)     max: 5.5 fps
01020Tooltip
min: 2.66     avg: 4.3     median: 4.3 (13%)     max: 6.28 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (20%)     max: 0.491 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.79     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (22%)     max: 0.802 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 4.6     avg: 4.7     median: 4.7 (17%)     max: 4.7 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 649     avg: 804     median: 806.9 (6%)     max: 1051 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.637     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.81 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5989     avg: 8472     median: 6125 (34%)     max: 13303 Points
min: 6167     avg: 6403     median: 6363 (35%)     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
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
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
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
29737 Points (34%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5226     avg: 8058     median: 7920 (33%)     max: 11006 Points
min: 4846     avg: 6634     median: 6720 (28%)     max: 8529 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 18887     avg: 48541     median: 49160 (32%)     max: 65089 Points
min: 40123     avg: 48009     median: 49630 (32%)     max: 54173 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 30290     avg: 48519     median: 49461.5 (53%)     max: 62086 Points
min: 39788     avg: 48062     median: 48753 (52%)     max: 55087 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 41700     avg: 57245     median: 59522 (62%)     max: 67021 Points