Intel Core i7-10710U is a power-efficient mobile processor in the Comet Lake generation of processors that was launched in the third quarter of 2020. The processor is designed using Intel’s 14nm++ process node with six cores and 12 threads (because of hyper-threading support) along with 12MB of Intel smart L3 cache, making it quite fit for heavy multitasking. The cores run at a base frequency of 1.1GHz which can turbo boost to a maximum clock speed of 4.7GHz. These frequencies are 0.2GHz and 0.7GHz lower when compared to Core i7-10610U turbo and base frequency respectively.
The TDP is set at 25W when the cores are operating at a frequency of 1.6GHz with a default TDP set at 15W. This TDP can, however, be configured as low as 12.5W when the cores are operating at a clock frequency of 800MHz. Some of the advantages 10710U has over 10610U are it has 2 more CPU cores (4 threads) and a 4MB larger L3 cache. This would translate to a significant performance difference between these two CPUs despite packing six cores in such a tight TDP power range with lower core frequencies. According to PassMark benchmark results, Core i7-10710U scores 38.84% higher than Core i7-10610U in multithreaded tasks and 25.43% higher when both CPUs are overclocked.
This processor also supports an integrated UHD Graphics 620 with 24 execution units which is clocked at a base frequency of 300MHz and 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 i7-10710U 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.
This CPU is popular for its high single-thread performance and even more impressive in multithreaded tasks for its 15W TDP setting. However, it has a slow integrated GPU which would require one or the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to pair this with fast graphics to enable the CPU to process heavy workloads and games that require high graphics settings. Although, UHD Graphics 620 can still handle light gaming or heavy games at lower graphics settings.