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
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.