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Intel Core i5 9300HF vs i5 10210U

We compared two 4-core laptop CPUs: the 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 9300HF against the 1.6 GHz i5 10210U. 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 10210U and 9300HF
Advantages of Intel Core i5 9300HF
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10210U
  • Consumes up to 67% less energy than the Core i5 9300HF – 15 vs 45 Watt
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.2 GHz vs 4.1 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (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 9300HF and i5 10210U


Vendor Intel Intel
Released April 1, 2019 August 21, 2019
Launch price 250 USD -
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Coffee Lake Comet Lake
Model number i5-9300HF i5-10210U
Socket BGA-1440 BGA-1528
Integrated GPU No UHD Graphics 620


Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
Base Frequency 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.1 GHz 4.2 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier 0x 16x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 4 GT/s
L1 Cache 128K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 6MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 45 W 15 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics - Intel UHD Graphics 620
GPU Base Clock - 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock - 1000 MHz
Shading Units - 192
TMUs - 24
ROPs - 3
Execution Units - 24
TGP - 15 W
Max. Resolution - 4096x2304 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133 DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133
Memory Size 128 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 41.8 GB/s 41.66 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 9300HF official page Intel Core i5 10210U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2

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Total votes: 24


So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 10210U or i5 9300HF?