The 10th Generation Intel Core i5-1035G4 is an upper mid-range processor for late 2019 and 2020 mainstream laptop PCs. In Intel’s laptop processor lineup, the i5-1035G4 sits between the i5-1035G1 and i5-1035G7. They are basically the same processor but with different number of execution units of their integrated graphics processors. The Intel UHD G1, Iris Plus G4, and Iris Plus G7 IGPs have 32, 48, and 64 graphics execution units, respectively. It makes them different in terms of gaming performance, with more execution units meaning better performance. Nevertheless, all three processors and their graphics are suitable only for light games and eventually some heavier games on the low graphics detail settings and screen resolutions.
As for the main processing cores, these chips have four of them. As the main upgrades over their Core i5 precursors (8th Gen), the i5-1035G4 and G1 and G7 variants are based on a 10-nanometer production technology. It enables generally cooler operation and lower power consumption than the previous 14-nanometer. Furthermore, the new Core i5-1035G4 features Intel Deep Learning Boost technology for faster artificial intelligence computing tasks. Also, the new chip provides support for faster system memory (RAM), that enables a minor performance boost. Finally, the graphics processors are upgrade over the 24-execution-unit Intel UHD 620 graphics of the 8th Gen processor series.
Also worth mentioning is the 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U processor. Tech-wise, it is closer to the 8th Gen Intel Core i5 U series, than to the 10th Gen Core G series.
Intel Core i5-1035G4 CPU Benchmark
Benchmarks of the Core i5-1035G4 show it performs very similar to other 10th Gen Intel Core G and U series chips. And, it provides a decent performance bump over the 8th Gen i5-8265U and i5-8250U. That, however, doesn’t necessarily mean noticeably better performance in day-to-day computing tasks such as web browsing, text and spreadsheet document editing, video playback, and similar. All of the mentioned chips can easily handle these tasks. They also offer a good potential for some heavier stuff like video editing, although they are not workstation-class processors.