Intel Core i5-1035G1 10th Gen Upper-Mid-Range Laptop CPU

The 10th Generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 is an upper-mid-range laptop processor released in late 2019. It’s very similar to the i5-1035G4 and i5-1035G7, as their names already suggest. They are all quad-core processors with 6MB of cache. Besides slight differences in core clock speeds, they have different graphics processors as the main difference. They have different number of graphics processing cores – 32, 48, and 64 on the G1, G4, and G7 models, respectively.

In comparison to its close precursors – the 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U and i5-8250U, the Core i5-1035G1 brings a couple of noticeable improvements. The newer chip is based on a 10-nanometer production technology. It enables generally cooler operation and lower power consumption than the previous 14-nanometer. Also, the Intel Core i5-1035G1 features new and improved Intel UHD integrated graphics with 32 cores instead of the older Intel UHD 620 series with 24. And, the new chip provides support for faster system memory (RAM), that enables a minor performance boost. Furthermore, the new Core i5-1035G1 features Intel Deep Learning Boost technology for faster artificial intelligence-based computing.

Another processor worth mentioning in this context is the 10 Gen Intel Core i5-10210U. It supports faster RAM as the main difference in comparison to the 8th Gen i5-8265U and i5-8250U, besides higher clock speeds. So, it can be described as a slight update over the 8th Gen parts. Technology-wise, it’s closer to the 8th Gen chips than to the 10th Gen i5-1035G1/G4/G7.

Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU Benchmark

Intel Core i5-1035G1 Benchmark

Benchmarks of the Core i5-1035G1 show a decent performance bump over the older i5-8265U and i5-8250U. Interestingly, the 15-Watt i5-1035G1 is slightly faster than the comparable i5-9300H from the current 9th Gen Core H high-performance lineup with much greater 45-Watt power consumption. Another interesting thing is that the i5-1035G1 is ranked a bit higher in the User Benchmark scores than its i5-1035G4 and G7 siblings. That’s probably because many of the tested laptops with the G4 and G7 variants are ultra-portables, while the G1 is mostly used in bigger laptops that allow better cooling and therefore higher-performance operation.

All of the mentioned chips, including the older 8th Gen ones, can easily handle “normal” day-to-day computing tasks such as web browsing, text and spreadsheet document editing, video playback, and similar. There’s no significant difference performance-wise when it comes to these easy tasks. The benchmark differences between the processors are more noticeable during heavier duties like video editing.


The Intel UHD (G1) graphics of the Core i5-1035G1 brings better game rendering performance than the previous UHD 620, since it has 36 graphics processing units instead of previous 24. Anyway, both the UHD G1 and UHD 620 are basic graphics solutions. They are suitable only for light games and possibly for playing some heavier games on the lowest graphics detail settings. For more info on the Intel UHD G1 and videos of gameplays on it, you can visit this Intel UHD G1 page.

Note: Performance and benchmark scores of the Intel Core i5-1035G1 may vary depending on the notebook's other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, benchmark results are good indicators of its performance in comparison to other chips.

Specifications of the Intel Core i5-1035G1

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Core i5-1035G1:

Processor Name Intel Core i5-1035G1
CPU Family 10th Generation Intel Core "Ice Lake"
Number of Cores Quad-core / 2 computing threads per core
CPU Clock Speed 1 GHz - 3.6 GHz
Cache Size 6MB
Memory Support DDR4 (3200 MHz max. speed)

LPDDR4 (3733 MHz max. speed)
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD G1
Power Consumption 15W
Production Technology 10-nanometer
Typical Use Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
Notable Technologies Intel Deep Learning Boost (Intel DL Boost)

Intel HyperThreading (enables two computing threads per physical processor core)

Intel QuickSync Video (speeds up conversion of video files)

Intel TurboBoost (dynamically boosts performance of cores, depending on power and thermal headroom)

Virtualization (allows the processor to run multiple virtual platforms)
Year of Release 2019

Written by Dan on November 11, 2019

User Reviews and Q&A on the Intel Core i5-1035G1

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the processor. Thank you for your contribution.

Current rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
  1. 5 out of 5 LOL...LOL...On Those of you using that for gaming

    Simon Templar

    You guys are killing me. You sit there and complaint about the CPU being crap and how you wasted your money on it. Well, first of all, this is NOT a CPU for playing COD, GTA V, etc. This is a CPU for productivity, that being Office, Photoshop. You want to play games then get a laptop with a dedicated GPU. Stop the whining and get real.

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  2. 5 out of 5 GREAT Performance at reasonable price


    I used Lenovo’s Ideapad Slim 3i i5 10th gen core and ran Adobe photoshop 2020 and it was smoother than my Intel i5 8th gen. It also ran Medium-power Game like PUBG Emulator on highest setting and GTA V at low setting. PUBG ran at 55-60 FPS with bit lags in close fights and GTA V ran at 30-40FPS. Performance got down when it gets Hotter. Frames for GTA V drops down to 27-33 and for PUBG at 42-56. If cooling was better the performance would have remained stable. Also because of HyperThreading i think it gain more performace.

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    • Jack

      Can you help me because my laptop also has the i5 but gta V lags and stutters

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  3. 1 out of 5 Now used in Acer desktops for cheapness


    This is used in the ACER Aspire C24-963 23.inch desktop and is a very poor performer and as stated above “They are suitable only for light games” First time I come across built in graphics was on an Acer Z3620 AIO and was a waste of time. Acer AIO computers are so light and flimsy now compared to the earlier Z5600 type I wish I had never wasted my money.

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  4. 3 out of 5 I5-10351G

    Astral Blaze

    I5-10351G does not support VT-X as compared to I5-8250U. I ran a couple of games and the 8th gen was running at 30-50% while the 10th gen is at 100% CPU usage and the speed not even pass 2.4GHZ while I see my i5-8th gen running at top speed 3.4GHZ when necessary. Seems like I brought a trash tier CPU for more expensive price.

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