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Intel Core i5 10210U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

We compared two 4-core laptop CPUs: the 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 10210U against the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3500U and 10210U
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10210U
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer - released 7-months later
  • Around 5.9 GB/s (16%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 17% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 965 vs 826 points
  • 14% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.2 GHz vs 3.7 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
  • More modern manufacturing process – 12 versus 14 nanometers


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 10210U and AMD Ryzen 5 3500U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released August 21, 2019 January 6, 2019
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Comet Lake Zen+
Model number i5-10210U -
Socket BGA-1528 FP5
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620 Radeon Vega 8


Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
Base Frequency 1.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 16x 21x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 128K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 4.9 billions
Fabrication process 14 nm 12 nm
TDP 15 W 15 W
Max. temperature 100°C 105°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 41.66 GB/s 35.76 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 10210U official page AMD Ryzen 5 3500U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 12
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 -

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U or Intel Core i5 10210U?