Intel Core i5-10210U is a power-efficient processor with a Comet Lake-U architecture. It was launched in the third quarter of 2019 alongside Core i3-10110U, which is a mid-range dual-core processor for mainstream laptops. The processor is designed using Intel’s old 14nm process node of 8th Gen CPUs (Whiskey Lake) with four cores and eight threads (because of hyper-threading support) along with 6 MB of Intel smart L3 cache. The cores run at a base frequency of 1.6 GHz which can turbo boost to a maximum clock speed of 4.20 GHz. The default TDP is set at 15W which can be configured up to 25W when all the cores are operating at a frequency of 2.1 GHz. This TDP can also be configured as low as 10W when the cores are operating at a clock frequency of 800MHz.
The Core i5-10210U is, however, faster than Core i3-10110U with 1.52x faster CPU speed, 100MHz faster graphics speed, 0.1GHz higher turbo speed, including a 2MB larger L3 cache. With Intel Core i5-10210U, you’ll generally expect to see significant improvements in battery life through power optimization achieved by the addition of two extra cores to offset the slight reduction in base clock speeds. Therefore, Core i5-10210U has a slightly higher performance in multithreaded workloads compared to Core i3-10110U.
The Core i5-10210U also supports an integrated UHD Graphics 620 with 24 execution units which is still similar to the integrated graphics card in the previous generations for CPUs. The graphics is clocked at a base frequency of 300 MHz which can turbo boost to up to 1.1 GHz. The processing graphics have access to a maximum of 32 GB of physical memory and can support a maximum 4K resolution at 60Hz, and a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 at 60Hz display setting for DP and eDP — and 4096 x 2304 at 24Hz for HDMI. Therefore, your device can smoothly handle high-resolution display when streaming games, videos or editing photos and videos.
Other notable features of the Intel Core i5-10210U are its support for both the dual DDR4-2666 memory modules as well as LPDDR3-2133, LPDDR4-2933 memory modules along with features PCIe 3.0 with a maximum number of 16 lanes (which comes with different PCIe configurations/lanes). The maximum memory bandwidth for this CPU is 45.8 GB/s with a maximum memory capacity of 64GB. The overall performance of this processor makes it a good candidate for a wide range of computing activities such as gaming, streaming, rendering, and productivity tasks.