Intel’s never-ending lineup of 14nm CPUs will be extended by the Comet Lake and the Rocket Lake chips later this year. The latter will be exclusive to mobile devices while the former will be available across all major platforms. Twitter user, momomo_us has shared the first benchmarks of a Comet Lake-U processor (i5-10210U) with 4 cores and 8 threads, and to be fair it doesn’t look all that impressive. On Geekbench, the chip scores 3,944 points in the single-core and 12,743 in the multi-core test. On the graphics side of things, it seems to feature the Gen9.5 or perhaps the Gen10 Intel UHD graphics engine and is more or less on par with the UHD 620 used by the 8th and 9th Gen processors.
Intel Comet Lake-U (4C/8T) Geekbench Single and Multi-Core Tests
This mobile Comet Lake part has four cores and eight threads, coupled with 6MB of L3 cache. It is considerably lower clocked with a base clock of just 2.2GHz, indicating that this will be a low power mobile chip. It scores 3,944 in the single-core test which given the low clocks is fairly decent. This is much lower than the Kaby Lake-U processors which score between 4.4-4.5K in this test, but that might change in the future.
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Looking at the multi-core test, here it yields 12,743 points almost identical to the Core i7-8550U. The latter is clocked at a base clock of 1.8GHz and a boost of 4GHz, and like this Comet Lake-U product also has four cores and eight threads. The TDP of the Kaby Lake R processor is a mere 15W, and considering that it’s based on the same 14nm process, with a similar design, I expect this leaked sample to have the same power draw. However, this is an i5, and considering Intel’s tradition, the corresponding i7 chip will be slightly faster thanks to a higher clock.
Comet Lake-U Graphics Score
The graphics results show relatively higher performance to the Kaby Lake platform, and my guess is that the GPU on the Core i5-10210U is probably based the Gen10 UHD graphic architecture. It is slightly faster than the UHD 620, beating it in most of the tests by an appreciable margin. All the benchmarks are based on the OpenGL API. Well, that’s that. Nothing out of the ordinary. Just another 14nm Intel chip with an incremental performance gain.