Intel Core i5-10210U vs Intel Core i7-3610QM

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Intel Core i5-10210U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-3610QM
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i7-3610QM

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core i5-10210U and the Intel Core i7-3610QM and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Core i5-10210U 4 core processor released in Q3/2019 with the Intel Core i7-3610QM which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q2/2012.
Intel Core i5 (328) Family Intel Core i7 (293)
Intel Core i 10000U (5) CPU group Intel Core i 3000M (29)
10 Generation 3
Comet Lake U Architecture Ivy Bridge H
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-10210U is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.60 GHz (4.20 GHz). The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i7-3610QM clocks with 2.30 GHz (3.30 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Intel Core i5-10210U Characteristic Intel Core i7-3610QM
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.60 GHz Frequency 2.30 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.30 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.00 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i5-10210U Characteristic Intel Core i7-3610QM
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Intel UHD Graphics (Comet Lake) GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 7
14 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Compute units 16
192 Shader 128
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 11.0

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel UHD Graphics (Comet Lake) GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 64 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Core i5-10210U, while the Intel Core i7-3610QM supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core i5-10210U Characteristic Intel Core i7-3610QM
, LPDDR3-2133, DDR4-2666 Memory DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
64 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
45.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
6.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i5-10210U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i7-3610QM is 45 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core i5-10210U Characteristic Intel Core i7-3610QM
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 45 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
25 W TDP up --
10 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-10210U has 6.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 14 nm. The cache of Intel Core i7-3610QM is at 6.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 22 nm.

Intel Core i5-10210U Characteristic Intel Core i7-3610QM
14 nm Technology 22 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
BGA 1526 Socket PGA 988
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2019 Release date Q2/2012
300 $ Release price 378 $
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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.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1067 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
715 (67%)

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.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4065 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2865 (70%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1172 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
598 (51%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3540 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2087 (59%)

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.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
Intel UHD Graphics (Comet Lake) @ 1.10 GHz
441 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.10 GHz
282 (64%)

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.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
6312 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
5114 (81%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
1894 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1525 (81%)

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.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1049 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4013 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
426 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1797 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
35 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
408 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
168 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
766 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-3610QM
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i7-3610QM
Intel NUC10i5FNH
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-50F2
Lenovo ThinkBook 14-IML
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IML
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