Intel Expands 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile Processor Family, Offering Double Digit Performance Gains

family ci3i7i5 10thgen rgb 3000 retail
Intel Corporation in August 2019 introduced eight 10th Gen Intel Core processors for modern laptop computing. The new mobile PC processors (formerly code-named “Comet Lake”) are tailor-made to deliver increased productivity and performance scaling for demanding, multithreaded workloads while still enabling thin-and-light laptop and 2 in 1 designs. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
» Click for full image

What’s New: Today, Intel introduced eight additional 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors for modern laptop computing. The new mobile PC processors (formerly code-named “Comet Lake”) are tailor-made to deliver increased productivity and performance scaling for demanding, multithreaded workloads while still enabling thin-and-light laptop and 2 in 1 designs with uncompromising battery life1. These processors are performance powerhouses that bring double digit performance gains compared with the previous generation2. The lineup also includes Intel’s first 6-core processor in the U-series, faster CPU frequencies, faster memory interfaces and the industry redefining connectivity with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and broader scaling of Thunderbolt™ 3. More than 90 additional designs based on the 10th Gen Intel Core processor family will hit the shelves for the holiday season.

“Our 10th Gen Intel Core mobile processors provide customers with the industry-leading range of products that deliver the best balance of performance, features, power and design for their specific needs. From multitasking to everyday content creation, the newest additions to the family scale performance for even higher levels of productivity — in addition to offering best-in-class platform connectivity via Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3 that people expect with 10th Gen.”
–Chris Walker, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Mobility Client Platforms in the Client Computing Group

Why It Matters: Taking advantage of Intel’s world-class portfolio of technologies and intellectual property, the 10th Gen Intel Core processor family delivers a range of workload-optimized platforms to address diverse computing needs and experiences. The new 10th Gen Intel Core processors leverage the improvements in intra-node optimizations on Intel’s highly optimized 14nm process technology that enable up to 16% overall performance gains2 and over 41% better productivity and multitasking on Microsoft Office 365* compared with the previous generation3 — all without compromising battery life1. Additionally, they integrate the best wireless connectivity with Intel WiFi6 (Gig+)4 and support Thunderbolt 3, the fastest and most versatile port available5.

Earlier this month, Intel launched the first products in 10th Gen Intel Core processor family, which were developed on the 10nm process technology and focus on bringing high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) to the PC at scale, a big leap forward in graphics performance and best-in-class connectivity. The new processors introduced today share the same leading platform connectivity, while expanding the family with processors for scaling performance and frequencies for modern productivity workloads. The result is a complete family of processors that complement each other, giving people choices for what usages matter most to them and re-imagining the possibilities of a modern laptop experience.

What They Feature:

The new 10th Gen Intel Core processors range from Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i7 and feature:

  • Up to 6 cores and 12 threads
  • Up to 4.9 GHz max turbo frequency
  • Up to 12MB Intel Smart Cache
  • Configurable up to 25W for maximum performance (U-series)
  • Configurable down to 4.5W for 4-core fanless designs (Y-series)
  • Up to 1.15 GHz graphics frequency
  • LPDDR4x, LPDDR3, DDR4 memory speed increase to 2666 MT/s

People can also expect the same great connectivity across the entire 10th Gen Intel Core processor family. Integrated Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) brings enhanced WPA3 security for additional peace of mind and is nearly 3 times faster6 to enable quick file downloads and more responsive performance throughout the home. Systems with these processors also support Thunderbolt 3 controllers enabling up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports, each capable of delivering power, download speeds of 40 Gb/s and connecting to the thousands of docks, displays and peripherals in the market, all via a single cable.

Finally, the new processors scale the number of designs optimized with Intel® Adaptix™ Technology, supporting modern standby for faster wake and enabling multiple voice assistant services built into the PCs. Within Intel Adaptix Technology, Intel® Dynamic Tuning Technology enables OEM partners to tune 10th Gen Intel Core processor-based systems to achieve even more performance — ranging from 8% to 12% on a typical system7. On select designs, Intel Dynamic Tuning Technology now offers the first ever AI-based pre-trained algorithms to predict workloads and allow higher turbo burst when responsiveness is needed and extended time in turbo for sustained workloads.

How to Get Them: Laptops and 2 in 1s powered by the new 10th Gen Intel Core processors will be available from PC manufacturers for the holiday season. Select systems from PC manufacturers based on 10th Gen Intel Core processors are on track for verification through Intel’s innovation program code-named “Project Athena.” Look for the “Engineered for Mobile Performance” signage online and in retail stores this fall for the best of 10th Gen Intel Core processor-based systems from PC manufacturers.

More Context: 10th Gen Intel Core Press Kit | 10th Gen Intel Core Product Brief | 10th Gen Intel Core Press Deck

The Details:

Processor Number IA Cores/ Threads Graphics (EUs) Cache Nominal TDP/
Config UP TDP
Base Freq (GHz) Max Single
Core Turbo (GHz)
Max All Core Turbo (GHz) Graphics
Max Freq (GHz)
Memory

Support

Intel® Core™ i7-10710U 6/12 24 12MB 15W/25W 1.1 4.7 3.9 1.15 LPDDR4x 2933

LPDDR3 2133

DDR4 2666

U-Series
Intel® Core™ i7-10510U 4/8 24 8MB 15W/25W 1.8 4.9 4.3 1.15 LPDDR4x 2933

LPDDR3 2133

DDR4 2666

Intel® Core™ i5-10210U 4/8 24 6MB 15W/25W 1.6 4.2 3.9 1.10 LPDDR4x 2933

LPDDR3 2133

DDR4 2666

Intel® Core™ i3-10110U 2/4 23 4MB 15W/25W 2.1 4.1 3.7 1.00 LPDDR4x 2933

LPDDR3 2133

DDR4 2666

Processor Number IA Cores/ Threads Graphics

(EUs)

Cache Config Down TDP/

Nominal TDP/
Config UP TDP

Base Freq (GHz) Max Single
Core Turbo
(GHz)
Max All Core Turbo
(GHz)
Graphics Max Freq
(GHz)
Memory

Support

Y-Series Intel® Core™ i7-10510Y 4/8 24 8MB 4.5W/7W/9W 1.2 4.5 3.2 1.15 LPDDR3 2133
Intel® Core™ i5-10310Y 4/8 24 6MB 5.5W/7W/9W 1.1 4.1 2.8 1.05 LPDDR3 2133
Intel® Core™ i5-10210Y 4/8 24 6MB 4.5W/7W/9W 1.0 4.0 2.7 1.05 LPDDR3 2133
Intel® Core™ i3-10110Y 2/4 24 4MB 5.5W/7W/9W 1.0 4.0 3.7 1.00 LPDDR3 2133

The Small Print:

Intel, Core, Optane, Thunderbolt and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configuration and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit www.intel.com/benchmarks.

Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.com.

Results have been estimated or simulated using internal Intel analysis or architecture simulation or modeling, and provided to you for informational purposes. Any differences in your system hardware, software or configuration may affect your actual performance.

1Battery Life estimated based on measurements of average power on an Intel reference platform for a local video playback of a 1080p 24fps h.264 7Mbps 12min 14 sec content using the Windows Movie & TV App.  Intel Preproduction Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 -10710U (CML-U 6+2) PL1=15W, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.7GHz, Memory: 2x16GB DDR4-2667 2Rx8, Storage: Intel® 760p M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with AHCI Microsoft driver, Display Resolution: 3840×2160 eDP Panel 12.5”, OS: Windows* 10 19H1-18362.ent.rx64-Appx59. Power policy set to AC/Balanced mode for all benchmarks except SYSmark 2014 SE which is measured in AC/BAPCo mode for Performance. Power policy set to DC/Balanced mode for power with UX Slider set to Better Performance. All benchmarks run in Admin mode & Tamper Protection Disabled / Defender Disabled, Graphics driver: PROD-HC-RELEASES-GFX-DRIVER-CI-MASTER-2334-REVENUE-PR-1006952-WHQL. vs Intel® Core™ i7-8565U PL1=15W, 4C8T, Memory: 2x16GB DDR4-2667 2Rx8, Storage: Intel® 760p M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with AHCI Microsoft driver, Display Resolution: 3840×2160 eDP Panel 12.5”, OS: Windows* 10 19H1-18362.ent.rx64-Appx59. Power policy set to AC/Balanced mode for all benchmarks except SYSmark 2014 SE which is measured in AC/BAPCo mode for Performance. Power policy set to DC/Balanced mode for power. All benchmarks run in Admin mode & Tamper Protection Disabled / Defender Disabled, Graphics driver: 2019-1006577-WHQL.

2As measured by SYSmark2018 Overall Score. Intel Preproduction Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 -10710U (CML-U 6+2) PL1=25W, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.7GHz, Memory: 2x16GB DDR4-2667 2Rx8, Storage: Intel® 760p M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with AHCI Microsoft driver, Display Resolution: 3840×2160 eDP Panel 12.5”, OS: Windows* 10 19H1-18362.ent.rx64-Appx59. Power policy set to AC/Balanced mode for all benchmarks except SYSmark 2014 SE which is measured in AC/BAPCo mode for Performance. Power policy set to DC/Balanced mode for power. All benchmarks run in Admin mode & Tamper Protection Disabled / Defender Disabled, Graphics driver: PROD-HC-RELEASES-GFX-DRIVER-CI-MASTER-2334-REVENUE-PR-1006952-WHQl. vs Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-8565U (WHL-U4+2) PL1=15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.6GHz, Memory: 2x16GB DDR4-2400 2Rx8, Storage: Intel® 760p m.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with AHCI Microsoft driver, Display Resolution: 3840×2160 eDP Panel 12.5”, OS: Windows* 10 19H1-18362.ent.rx64-Appx59. Power policy set to AC/Balanced mode for all benchmarks except SYSmark 2014 SE which is measured in AC/BAPCo mode for Performance. Power policy set to DC/Balanced mode for power with UX Slider set to Better Performance. All benchmarks run in Admin mode & Tamper Protection Disabled / Defender Disabled, Graphics driver: 2019-1006577-WHQL.

3As measured by the time it takes Microsoft Office to perform 3 tasks in a multitasking scenario (export PowerPoint file to video, export word doc to pdf and excel calculation). Intel Preproduction Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 -10710U (CML-U 6+2) PL1=25W, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.7GHz, Memory: 2x16GB DDR4-2667 2Rx8, Storage: Intel® 760p M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with AHCI Microsoft driver, Display Resolution: 3840×2160 eDP Panel 12.5”, OS: Windows* 10 19H1-18362.ent.rx64-Appx59. Power policy set to AC/Balanced mode for all benchmarks except SYSmark 2014 SE which is measured in AC/BAPCo mode for Performance. Power policy set to DC/Balanced mode for power. All benchmarks run in Admin mode & Tamper Protection Disabled / Defender Disabled, Graphics driver: PROD-HC-RELEASES-GFX-DRIVER-CI-MASTER-2334-REVENUE-PR-1006952-WHQl. vs Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-8565U (WHL-U4+2) PL1=15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.6GHz, Memory: 2x16GB DDR4-2400 2Rx8, Storage: Intel® 760p m.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with AHCI Microsoft driver, Display Resolution: 3840×2160 eDP Panel 12.5”, OS: Windows* 10 19H1-18362.ent.rx64-Appx59. Power policy set to AC/Balanced mode for all benchmarks except SYSmark 2014 SE which is measured in AC/BAPCo mode for Performance. Power policy set to DC/Balanced mode for power with UX Slider set to Better Performance. All benchmarks run in Admin mode & Tamper Protection Disabled / Defender Disabled, Graphics driver: 2019-1006577-WHQL.

4Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) products support optional 160 MHz channels, enabling the fastest possible theoretical maximum speeds (2402 Mbps) for typical 2×2 802.11 AX PC Wi-Fi products.   Premium Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) products enable 2-4X faster maximum theoretical speeds compared standard 2×2 (1201 Mbps) or 1×1 (600 Mbps) 802.11 AX PC Wi-Fi products, which only support the mandatory requirement of 80 MHz channels.

5As compared to other PC I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire*. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Must use a Thunderbolt™-enabled device.

6802.11ax 2×2 160MHz enables 2402Mbps maximum theoretical data rates, ~3X (2.8X) faster than standard 802.11ac 2×2 80MHz (867Mbps) as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers.

7As measured by the time it takes to export a project containing 4K 360 video using PowerDirector 365. The exported video is a 4K, HEVC, 30p, .MP4 @ 37Mbps using the CPU only. Comparisons baselined off of a fixed 15W cooling vs. 18W with DTT and 25W with DTT measurements based on an Intel Preproduction Processor Intel® Core™ i7 -10710U. Performance will vary based on OEM chassis design choices, chassis temperature thresholds, cooling solutions, form factors, and ambient air temperatures. Intel Preproduction Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 -10710U (CML-U 6+2) PL1=18W/25W, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.7GHz, Memory: 2x16GB DDR4-2667 2Rx8, Storage: Intel® 760p M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with AHCI Microsoft driver, Display Resolution: 3840×2160 eDP Panel 12.5”, OS: Windows* 10 19H1-18362.ent.rx64-Appx59., Graphics driver: PROD-HC-RELEASES-GFX-DRIVER-CI-MASTER-2334-REVENUE-PR-1006952-WHQL.

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), a leader in the semiconductor industry, is shaping the data-centric future with computing and communications technology that is the foundation of the world’s innovations. The company’s engineering expertise is helping address the world’s greatest challenges as well as helping secure, power and connect billions of devices and the infrastructure of the smart, connected world – from the cloud to the network to the edge and everything in between. Find more information about Intel at newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.

© Intel Corporation. Intel, the Intel logo, and other Intel marks are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.