Intel Core i5-1035G4 10th Gen Laptop CPU

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.

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 i5-1035G4 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 i5-1035G4:

Processor Name

Intel Core i5-1035G4

CPU Family

10th Generation Intel Core "Ice Lake"

Number of Cores

Quad-core / 2 computing threads per core

CPU Clock Speed

1.1 GHz – 3.7 GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

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

Integrated Graphics

Intel Iris Plus G4

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 February 3, 2020

User Reviews and Q&A

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  1. Question

    Trina Montalbo

    I have a specific dilemma on choosing between two laptops. Laptop 1 has Intel Core i5-1035G4 with 16GB RAM, while laptop 2 has Intel Core i5-1135G7 with only 8GB RAM. Which of the two would be better to purchase considering that I use on a daily basis the following programs: MS Office, Zoom, coding softwares, Chrome browser with multiple tabs usually, and games like COD/Sims.

    Thank you.

    • Hassan

      In ANY case processor can not match RAM. So, if the laptop’s performance improves by 2% in moving from i5 to i7, it improves 20% in upgrading from 8gb ram to 12gb ram.

    • Trina Montalbo

      So does that mean you prefer laptop 1 (i5-1035G4) with 16GB RAM than laptop 2 (i5-1135G7) with only 8GB RAM? That is, given the tasks I mentioned?

    • Dan

      For your tasks other than gaming, the processor choices you have don’t matter much and perform very similar. RAM matters a lot in your case if your usage is more than 8GB. 16GB is highly recommended in that case and will help with performance a lot. As for 3D gaming, the i5-1135G7 has noticeably better Iris Xe graphics, although still in the entry-level category. What also matters a lot in gaming is whether you have single or dual channel RAM (for instance, 2 x 4GB is better than 1 x 8GB and even 1 x 16GB).


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