Apple M1 vs Intel Core i5-10210U

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple M1 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-10210U
Apple M1 Intel Core i5-10210U
Apple M series Family Intel Core i5
Apple M1 CPU group Intel Core i 10000U
1 Generation 10
M1 Architecture Comet Lake U
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

8 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz A-Core Frequency 1.60 GHz (4.20 GHz)
2.06 GHz B-Core Frequency --
-- C-Core Frequency --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple M1 (8 Core) GPU Intel UHD Graphics (Comet Lake)
1.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
1 GPU Generation 9.5
5 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 3
128 Execution units 24
1024 Shader 192
8 GB Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4X-4266 Memory DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133, LPDDR4-2933
16 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 Memory channels 2
68.2 GB/s Bandwidth 45.8 GB/s
No ECC No
16.00 MB L2 Cache
L3 Cache 6.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

15 W TDP (PL1) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
20 W TDP up 25 W
10 W TDP down 10 W
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

5 nm Technology 14 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
N/A Socket BGA 1526
None Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q4/2020 Release date Q3/2019
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1503 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
1049 (70%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7759 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
4013 (52%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
426 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
1797 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
168 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
766 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1742 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
1067 (61%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7650 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
4146 (54%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4935 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
2655 (54%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Apple M1 Apple M1
Apple M1 (8 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
2610 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
Intel UHD Graphics (Comet Lake) @ 1.10 GHz
422 (16%)
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Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
117 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
35 (30%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
8775 (100%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
314 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple M1 Intel Core i5-10210U
Apple iMac 24 (2021)">Apple iMac 24 (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (L2020)">Apple MacBook Pro 13 (L2020)
Apple MacBook Air (2020)">Apple MacBook Air (2020)
Apple Mac mini (2020)">Apple Mac mini (2020)
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)">Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)">Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)
Apple iPad Air (2022)">Apple iPad Air (2022)
Intel NUC10i5FNH">Intel NUC10i5FNH
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-50F2">Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-50F2
Lenovo ThinkBook 14-IML">Lenovo ThinkBook 14-IML
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IML">Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IML

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