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: The benchmark scores of the listed processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the Intel Core i5-1035G1 and compared CPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, the benchmark results are good indicators of the processors' performance.


Here are the most important specs 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


Memory Support

DDR4 (3200 MHz max. speed)
LPDDR4 (3733 MHz max. speed)

Integrated Graphics

Intel UHD G1

Power Consumption


Production Technology


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 operating systems simultaneously using virtual platforms

Year of Release


Published on November 11, 2019

User Reviews and Q&A

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the Intel Core i5-1035G1. Thank you for your contribution.

Current rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
  1. Question


    I want to play gta 5 on my i5 10th gen with 8gb ram and 512 GB SSD can it run gta 5 and if yes the how much fps will i get

    • Anant Prasad

      Yes you can play GTA 5 easily on normal settings, you can have full resolution, and you will get around 20-25fps

  2. Question


    I have Hp 14-ce 3501 na, with i5-1035g1 processor.
    Unfortunately, it has the problem of booting up now. I want to replace the processor or the board. What options do I have if i want to upgrade?

    • Anant Prasad

      hp doesn’t solder its ram to the motherboard, so you can extend the ram to 16gb

  3. Question


    hi. can i use this configuration for programming in python and using console mode. I’m a student. Thank you for your reply.

    • Dan

      No problem for these tasks that generally aren’t heavy. Just nake sure you get at least 8 GB RAM.

    • muhammad sohaib

      i have used this laptop and when i play pubj on these graphic so game not propley play ,but i am using the Hard drive if i am use the SSD then impacts on game or not .thanku

    • Dan

      Muhammad, the integrated graphics of this processor is a basic one, so it can play nicely only the lightest games. Upgrading the HDD to SSD will mostly help in game loading speed, but not during gaming. What could help to an extent is to upgrade RAM. If you have 4GB, upgrading to 8GB would help and also upgrading single channel to dual channel RAM (if the motherboard supports that). But, even then the configuration won’t be a solid one in terms of gaming, but rather just entry-level.

  4. Question


    I have a laptop with Intel Core i5 1035G1 and 4GB RAM, can I upgrade it to 16GB or 32GB 3200Mhz RAM?

    • Dan

      It depends on RAM slots on the notebooks motherboard. If RAM is not soldered and the notebook has a physical RAM slot, then you can replace / add a 16 or 32 GB RAM module. There’s also a possibility that you have 2 RAM slots, so you can have 2×8 or 2×16 GB. The processor itself supports up to 64GB.

  5. Question


    Hi, I want to ask if this CPU will run software like photoshop, Inkscape, blender, smoothly and without problems, also is it good for working with multiple browsers at once because I work with WordPress so I need to open up to 3 browsers at once, and if there any problem with screen recording (lags, chattering..).

    • Dan

      Hi, I run Inkscape and Photoshop on a similar i5 CPU and 16GB RAM without issues and with decent fluidity, but Blender is a noticeably heavier program. Blender can also make graphics-intensive operations much quicker if there’s a dedicated video card in your laptop. For that purpose, a gaming laptop with a faster H-series i5 or i7 and an Nvidia GTX / RTX card is a much better option.

  6. Question


    Hello, I have this CPU and a MX130 graphics card. Whenever I do normal things like browse, watch movies and videos, the CPU stays at a stable 3-3.6 ghz but when I play games like CSGO Valorant TF2 League of legends, the CPU just drops to 0.98-0.99 ghz. Any advice?

    • Dan

      Maybe cooling of your laptop is not great, so it throttles the CPU clock speed / performance in order to prevent overheating. Have you seen your CPU and GPU temperatures while gaming? What you can do is try to use a laptop cooling pad if you have one and see if it helps. Also, you can check in Windows battery settings what power plan do you use. If it’s in battery saver mode, you can try balanced or high-performance mode. Also, if you use the notebook on battery power while gaming, try plugging it in the power grid.

    • Guillaume

      i have the same issue

  7. Question


    i have hp laptop model 15cs3006tx with cpu i51035g1 and ram is 8 gb 2667mhz
    i am thinking of upgrading ram to 16 gb , can i use 3200 mhz ram or not???

    • Dan

      Yes, you can, as long as it is DDR4 SODIMM laptop memory.

    • Guillaume

      i would sugest looking on the intel and the HP site.

  8. Question


    I have a laptop using the core i5-1035G1 CPU with NVIDIA Geforce MX330. Most of the time I use this laptop for regular tasks like browsing and coding, and it works fine.
    But I can’t use this laptop for gaming. When I play games (I tried many games with very low settings), the CPU clock speed decreasing fastly (to < 1 GHz). A few seconds after I close the game, the clock speed increase back to over 3 GHz. Is it normal for this CPU?
    Some YouTube review video says my laptop can run some game smoothly in low graphic settings. So I'm really confused when my laptop can't run any game.
    I'm sure the NVIDIA GPU works fine here, and the problem is on the CPU.

    • Tyler

      The i5 1035G1 has a max clock of regular 3.6Ghz (when turbo clocking in burst frequencies) and can’t be overclocked due to how it’s designed. Considering that the MX330 Graphics card is intergrated and shares the memory (around 6GB for this processor) they’re situated close to each other. Most laptops at this spec only have mid-level cooling systems. When you code and browse that won’t take that much out of the Graphics unit so the Graphics card will stay relatively cool however gaming puts demand on the Graphics Card which will cause the card to heat up. In turn this will cause the CPU to slowly lower its clock speed as the CPU itself will be heating up trying to handle the Graphical processes and run tasks. The CPU will generally slow down to its base clock speed or just above the base clock to ensure the computer doesn’t overheat. Finally considering overclocking wouldn’t be possible since its multiplier is locked. You could however look at your powerplan settings in Control Panel and change it to a higher level plan and also consider in the battery options in the task bar altering the setting so its on best performance.

    • John Hoes

      Try using throttlestop

  9. Question


    hi im a Draughtman student, plan to buy Lenovo idea3 with I5-10351G and Nvida 2gb, is this suit for designing works please assist in matter whether to buy it or not ????

    • Dan

      Hi, what Nvidia 2GB card is in question. For instance, MX350, GTX 1050? Generally design works need a good graphics processor, such as the popular gaming-class graphics cards from the Nvidia GTX and RTX series. MX series are good too, but noticeably weaker. Please keep in mind that select design programs may require special specs, such as at least 4GB of video memory or at least 8GB RAM. So, you should check system requirements of programs you will use. As for the I5-10351G, it’s excellent, although it isn’t as powerful as the H-series Intel Core or AMD Ryzen processors you can find in design-oriented mobile workstations and gaming laptops.

    • kmrila

      Thank you Dan

    • Help Me

      Bro plzz help me {Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz 1.19 GHz} is slower i want to play pubg mobile on emulator in gameloop but it lags a log and hang my pc

    • d p

      Change your energy settings – set cpu performance etc. to max on mains and use game mode if you can – then CPU will be running at full whack when plugged into mains.

    • Guillaume

      try to use trothlestop it helped me ALOT!

    • Ismail

      do u have some video to watch? How to use throttlestop?



    IM Draughtman student, plan to buy Lenovo idea3 with I5-10351G and Nvida 2gb, is this suit for designing works please assist in matter whether to buy it or not ????

  11. Question

    John Roque D. Delos Santos

    Hello. I have a Surface Laptop Go with Core i5-1035G1 and a Surface Pro 5 (2017) with Core i5-7300U.

    I noticed that the 10th gen Core i5 (1.00GHz to 1.19GHz) has a lower clockspeed than my 7th gen Core i5 (2.60GHz to 2.71GHz). Why is the latest Core i5 has a lower clockspeed than my 7th gen Core i5?

    I am also wondering how my Surface Laptop Go has an 8GB RAM installed but only 7.60 usable? Please answer me. Thank you!

    • Jean

      I can answer for the second part. Some of your Hardware installed to run your computer need to use your RAM . Some space is required for memory allocation.

    • Matt

      The i5 is running on 15 watts. Its designed to be more power efficient so the battery last longer. This is pretty common since you really don’t need a high clock for most day to day applications like web browsing or Office. Once those load its not much else. Having the clock run higher would consume more power when it’s just not needs. When it is that’s when boost kicks to to get you through those times you are loading an application for example.

      For the RAM it’s either been set aside for something already running on startup and while idle the OS doesn’t require much at boot either.

    • Nilam Niraula

      that is base clock speed of i5 1035G1 . its turbo hits upto 3.6 Ghz.

    • John Roque D. Delos Santos

      But how come it says 1.00GHz to 1.19GHz only?

    • d p

      Yeah – turn off the energy saving and adjust power mode to get the CPU running constantly upto the upper turbo speed – note more cores used to process the clock speed will dip to nearer the base clock – but the cores will share the workload. Best if you only alter the on main setting to max and give it a rest on battery lol

  12. Question


    Hello I recently purchased 10th Gen I5- 10351G 8Gig Ram, UHD-1tb HDD and I am a full time video editor using Adobe Premier. I currently havnt started using my baby for some edits, I just want to find out if my CPU will handle well with different types of footage especially 4k?

    I also looking into upgrading my RAM into maybe a 16Gig or 32Gig… Do you think it’s a good idea ? And will CPU handle a 32Gig Ram

    • Hika

      I got a laptop with Core i5-1035g1, 12Gigs RAM, and Discrete Radeon 620 2Gigs VRAM. i can render 4 minute 4k30fps video in 30 minutes using the UHD G1 and 20 minutes using Radeon 620

    • Krzysiek

      @Hika so the processor does a very good job of rendering video ?

  13. Question


    I just bought an Intel Core i5-1035G1. Honestly, compared to other laptops in the 600$ range, is this a decent and fast working laptop, as far as the processor?

    • Dan

      Yes, it is a decent and fast processor for everyday computing and usual home and office tasks. You don’t need any faster processor for that and the difference would be minimal. Whether your notebook’s $600 price tag is justified depends on other components of the laptop – screen (is it with IPS wide viewing angles), RAM size (8GB at least is acceptable in my opinion), storage (fast SSD storage (not HDD) with at least 256GB capacity is acceptable).

      You should keep in mind however that in the same price range you can find laptops with newer version of the processor – the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 with faster Intel Iris Xe graphics for smoother 3D gaming.

      Laptops with i5-1135G7:
      About i5-1135G7:

  14. answer me


    Please answer me. I want to buy a laptop Intel Core i5-1035G1 16 RAM 1TO ssd Intel UHD Graphics Family is it suitable for creating Adobe Premiere content and games like Fortnite smoothly without the overheating of the processor, and this is the computer:

    • PSP

      for adobe premiere content and games go with the i5-1135G7 ,,,it is good processor as compared to the i5-1035G1 ,,, the GPU is great and can expect better battery life
      -> you can play games in both the ones but in i5-1135G7 you can expect higher frame rates…….
      OR if you dont want intel CPU go with the ryzen 5000 series they are the beast in the performance and battery life can be expected much better then intel CPU’s
      hope this will help you

  15. Question


    Please answer me. I want to buy a laptop Intel Core i5-1035G1 16 RAM 1TO ssd Intel UHD Graphics Family is it suitable for creating content for Adobe Premiere and games like fortnite smoothly without overheating the processor, and this is the computer -15-i5-10th-16g-1t-ssd-fhd-alger-bab-ezzouar-algerie-informatique-d25210080

    • Dan

      Hi, since it doesn’t have a gaming-class dedicated video card such as the Nvidia GeForce GTX or RTX series, it won’t provide smooth gameplay, except maybe on low graphics settings and resolution. Also, if video editing at 1080p or 4K is your primary goal, a laptop with a high-performance-class processor like the Intel Core H or AMD Ryzen H series, is recommended. A good video card can be also helpful for some operations within Premiere. It looks like gaming laptops, which usually have H series CPUs and GTX / RTX video cards, are more suitable for your tasks.

  16. Intel Core i5-1035G1 10th Gen Slow Base Frequency


    I purchase dell laptop which has Intel Core i5-1035G1 10th Gen. This processor has base frequency of 1Ghz but i have to run Visual Studio 2019 which need base frequency of 1.8 Ghz.

    Will Visual Studio 2019 work.

    • Dan

      Yes, it will work. 1GHz base frequency is the processor’s lowest speed, but it can run on higher speeds – up to 3.6 GHz. I see that VS 2019 needs “1.8 GHz or faster processor” and the i5-1035G1 certainly supports that.

  17. 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.

    • fouadito

      Hi, I want to ask you if this CPU will run software like photoshop, Inkscape, blender, smoothly and without problems, also is it good for working with multiple browsers at once because I work with WordPress so I need to open up to 3 browsers at once, and if there any problem with screen recording (lags, chattering..) and thanks.

    • Gurdeep singh

      Hi,I have dell i5 3593 model /1035g1 8gb 2666 DDR4 ram and 256 ssd ,iwant to upgrade an another 16 gb DDR4 ram and total ram is 24 gb it is working well or not and also can I used 3200 MHz with 2666 . please reply.

    • Gurdeep singh

      Hi,I have dell i5 3593 model /1035g1 8gb 2666 DDR4 ram and 256 ssd ,iwant to upgrade an another 16 gb DDR4 ram and total ram is 24 gb it is working well or not and also can I used 3200 MHz with 2666 .

    • Dan

      Gurdeep, you can combine 3200 and 2666 MHz RAM, but when combined they will operate at the lower speed of 2666 MHz. On this specs page of the Dell Inspiron 3593, you can’t see 8 + 16 GB combo listed: But, the i5-1035G1 processor supports up to 64GB, so I assume you can have 24GB.

  18. 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.

    • Jack

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

    • anounymous

      bruuuuuh dude just get a 700+ g series dell laptop

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

    • Vaibhav

      I have lenovo yoga slim 7 with i5 processor and gpu is nvidia mx350 and I play gta v with high graphics and it gives avg fps about 55-60 fps integrated graphics is not so powerful it is battery saving gpu but MX 350 is crazy.

    • Guillaume



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