Core i5-10210U vs Core i5-6300U specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Core i5-10210U beats the Core i5-6300U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-6300U in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i5-10210U has significantly more cores with 4 cores compared to the Core i5-6300U that has 2 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-6300U. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-6300U has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-10210U. Despite this, the Core i5-10210U has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i5-10210U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.