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.

Gaming

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.

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

Published 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. 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!

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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  2. Question

    Linz

    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

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  3. Question

    Leah

    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?

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    • 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: https://laptoping.com/specs/?query_type_processor=or&filter_processor=intel-core-i5-1135g7
      About i5-1135G7: https://laptoping.com/cpus/product/intel-core-i5-1135g7/

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  4. answer me

    hamoum

    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:
    https://www.ouedkniss.com/hp-pavilion-15-i5-10th-16g-1t-ssd-fhd-alger-bab-ezzouar-algerie-informatique-d25210080

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    • 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

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  5. Question

    hamoum

    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 https://www.ouedkniss.com/hp-pavilion -15-i5-10th-16g-1t-ssd-fhd-alger-bab-ezzouar-algerie-informatique-d25210080

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    • 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.

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

    Vijay

    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.

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    • 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.

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  7. 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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  8. 5 out of 5 GREAT Performance at reasonable price

    i5*10thGEN*Gamer-1035G1

    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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    • anounymous

      bruuuuuh dude just get a 700+ g series dell laptop

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  9. 1 out of 5 Now used in Acer desktops for cheapness

    John

    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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  10. 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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    • 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.

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