Intel Core i7-10610U Laptop Processor (Review & Specifications)

Intel Core i7-10610U is a power-efficient mobile processor in the Comet Lake generation of processors that was launched in the second quarter of 2020. The processor is designed using Intel’s 14nm (14nm++ process just like Whiskey Lake) process node with four cores and eight threads (because of hyper-threading support) along with 8MB of Intel smart L3 cache, making it quite fit for heavy multitasking. The cores run at a base frequency of 1.8GHz which can turbo boost to a maximum clock speed of 4.9GHz. The TDP is set at 25W when the cores are operating at a frequency of 2.3GHz. This TDP can, however, be configured as low as 10W when the cores are operating at a clock frequency of 800MHz.

This processor 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 300MHz which can turbo boost to up to 1.15GHz. The processing graphics have access to a maximum of 32GB of physical memory and can support a maximum 4K resolution of 4096 x 2304 at 60Hz display setting for DP and eDP — and 4096 x 2304 at 24Hz for HDMI.

Other notable features of the Intel Core i7-10610U are its support for both the dual DDR4-2666 memory modules as well as LPDDR3-2133, LPDDR4-2933 memory modules, along with 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. Just like Core i7-10510U, the core i7-10610U lacks vPro which basically allows one “to remotely manage, diagnose and update a PC without having to be there.” It is important to note that the 10610U slightly outperforms 10510U in both single and multithreaded tasks, and both should beat the top Whiskey Lake processor if cooling is not a limiting factor.

This CPU is best for people who want to do multitasking at a good pace with their laptops. It is aimed for users who accept an average performance level with light gaming, video editing. It has a slightly slower graphics card compared to the Core i7-10850H model but comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 that is quite good for general computing tasks. The maximum safe CPU temperature allowed for this processor die is 100oC under the full workload.

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