10th Gen i3 vs 11th Gen i3 | Which is better for Laptop? Benchmarks!

The introduction of the 10th gen and 11th gen Intel Core CPUs has brought the Ci3 processors back into the limelight. Here is a comparison between the 10th and 11th gen Intel Core i3 mobile processors (Laptop CPUs).

10th Gen i3 vs 11th Gen i3
Parameters10th Gen Ci311th Gen Ci3
Number of processorsSixSix ( 2 Models with IPU)
SeriesU, Y, G1, and G4G4
CoresDual-coreTwo dual-core (1110G4 and 1115G4) and two quad-core (1120G4 and 1125G4)
ThreadsHyperthreadingHyperthreading
Base Clock Frequency1.0 GHz to 2.10 GHzNot Available
Boost Clock Frequency3.20 GHz to 4.10 GHz3.50 GHz to 4.10 GHz
Cache4MB Smart Intel CacheDual-core – 6MB Cache Quad-core – 8MB Cache
LithographyThe G-Series – 10 nm Other series – 14 nm10 nm SuperFin
TDP5W to 15W15W to 28W
Memory TypesDDR3L, LPDDR3 DDR4, LPDDR4DDR4, LPDDR4x
Maximum Memory Speed SupportedDDR3L – 1600 MHz LPDDR3 – 2133 MHz DDR4 – 3200 MHz LPDDR4 – 3733 MHzDDR4 – 3200 MHz LPDDR4x – 4267 MHz  
Maximum Memory Size16GB to 64GB32GB to 64GB
Processor graphicsG4 – Intel Iris Plus graphics Others – Intel UHD GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen CPUs
DirectX Support12.012.1
Displays supportedThreeFour
PCI Express Revision3.0Gen 4
ThunderboltNoThunderbolt 4
Intel Optane SupportY-Series – No Others – YesYes
Intel Deep Learning BoostG-Series – Yes Others – NoYes
Intel Adaptix TechnologyG-Series – Yes Others – NoYes

CPU Series

The 11th gen i3 CPUs are available in G4 Series, whereas the 10th gen i3 processors are available in U, Y, G1, and G4 series.

The availability of the U and Y Series CPUs entails that the 10th gen i3 processors consume less power. It is evident from the lower TDP supported in the range of 5W to 15W. It translates into better battery life

11th Gen Core for Mobile

Cores and Threads

All the 10th gen Ci3 CPUs are dual-core, whereas two quad-core i3 CPUs (1120G4 and 1125G4) are available in the 11th generation. Therefore, the 11th gen CPUs display higher computational abilities. In addition, all the CPUs in the 10th and 11th generations support hyperthreading.

Clock Frequencies

The 10th gen i3 CPUs, namely 10110Y, 1005G1, 1000G1,1000G4, and 10100Y, have low base clock frequencies that result in the CPUs performing efficiently for low power-intensive activities. At the same time, the 10110U and 10110Y display good turbo clock speeds up to 4.10 GHz and 4.00 GHz, respectively. Hence, these processors are also good at speedy performances.

Cache Memory

The 11th gen i3 CPUs have a better cache memory than the 10th gen counterparts. Thus, these processors are faster at accessing data from the central memory unit.

Lithography

All the 11th gen Ci3 CPUs are built on 10 nm SuperFin lithography. The lower the lithography, the faster and efficient the CPU is. Besides, it allows manufacturers to produce thinner laptops with 11th gen CPUs.

11th gen Ci3 CPUs are built on 10 nm SuperFin

RAM

The 11th gen i3 CPU supports higher and better RAM than the 10th gen processors. Hence, they are better at multitasking.

Integrated Graphics

As far as processor graphics are concerned, all the 11th gen i3 CPUs come equipped with Intel Integrated UHD graphics for 11th gen CPUs ( Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs). The 10th gen Ci3 1000G4 Series processor supports Intel Iris Plus graphics, whereas the other processors come with integrated graphics.

Other Technologies

The 11th generation i3 CPUs support higher versions of PCI Express and DirectX. Hence, they are better than the 10th generation processors. Moreover, as the 11th gen Ci3 CPUs support up to four displays compared to three by the 10th gen processors, they deliver a better gaming performance.

Besides, the 11th generation CPUs support Thunderbolt 4, whereas the earlier generations do not. Other features that all the 11th gen CPUs support include Intel Optane memory, Intel DL Boost, and Intel Adaptix technology.

Thus, we can state that the 11th generation Ci3 CPUs are any day better than their 10th gen counterparts. However, the 10th generation Ci3 CPUs cost less.

10th gen i3 vs 11th gen i3 – Individual Comparison

Here is a complete list of the 10th gen i3 and 11th gen i3 CPUs with their essential characteristics.

10th Gen i3 Processors

10th Gen i3 Processors For Laptop
ProcessorCores/Threads and L3 Cache MemoryGraphicsClock FrequencyMemory Support
10110U2/4 4MBIntel UHD Graphics 620Base 2.10 GHz Turbo 4.10 GHzDDR4 2666 LPDDR3 2133 LPDDR4 2933 64GB
10110Y2/4 4MB Intel® UHD Graphics 615 Base 1.00 GHz Turbo 4.00 GHzLPDDR3 2133 16GB
1005G12/4 4MBIntel UHD Graphics G1Base 1.20 GHz Turbo 3.40 GHzDDR4 3200 LPDDR4 3733 64GB
1000G12/4 4MBIntel UHD Graphics G1Base 1.10 GHz Turbo 3.20 GHzLPDDR4 3733 32GB
1000G42/4 4MBIntel® Iris® Plus GraphicsBase 1.10 GHz Turbo 3.20 GHzLPDDR4 3733 32GB
10100Y2/4 4MBIntel® UHD Graphics 615Base 1.30 GHz Turbo 3.90 GHzLPDDR3 1866 DDR3L 1600 16GB

11th Gen i3 Processors

11th Gen i3 Processors for Laptops
ProcessorCores/Threads and L3 Cache MemoryGraphicsClock FrequencyMemory Support
1110G42/4 6MBUHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUsTurbo 3.90GHzLPDDR4x 4267 32GB
1115G42/4 6MBIntel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUsTurbo 4.10GHzDDR4 3200 LPDDR4x 3733 64GB
1125G44/8 8MBIntel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUsTurbo 3.70GHzDDR4 3200 LPDDR4x 3733 64GB
1120G44/8 8MBIntel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUsTurbo 3.50GHzLPDDR4x 4267 32GB

Alternate Variants of the Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 Processor and i3-1125G4 Models are available with IPU.

The most popular 10th gen and 11th gen CPUs on laptops are the 10110U and the 1115G4. Let us see how these processors compete against each other.

10th gen Ci3 10110U vs 11th gen Ci3 1115G4

10th gen Ci3 10110U vs 11th gen Ci3 1115G4 Benchmarks
ParametersCi3 10110U vs. Ci3 1115G4
TDPThe i3 10110U consumes less power and hence displays better battery life.
CPU SpeedThe Ci3 1115G4 is 42.86% faster than the i3 10110U.
RAM SpeedThe Ci3 1115G4 has a higher RAM speed of 3733 MHz against the i3 10110U RAM speed of 2666 MHz.
Cache SpeedThe Ci3 1115G4 displays higher L1, L2, and L3 cache speed to result in a faster CPU and speed performance.
LithographyAs the Ci3 1115G4 features a 10 nm transistor size compared to the 14 nm present on the Ci3 10110U, it displays better performance due to its ability to fit in more transistors in the same area.
GraphicsThe 1115G4 features Intel Xe G4 graphics with 0.84 teraflops, whereas the 10110U comes with Intel UHD Graphics 620 and iGPU FLOPS at 0.38 teraflops.
Pass Mark ResultThe i3 1115G4 has a higher Pass Mark score of 6401 against 4134 to display better CPU performance using multiple threads.
Geekbench Single CoreThe 1115G4 is a better CPU with a score of 1303 compared to 999 by the 10110U
Geekbench Multi-coreThe 11th gen CPU has a 29% advantage with a score of 2401 against 1868 by the 10th gen processor

Other than the lower TDP of 15W against the 11th gen CPU’s 28W, the Ci3 10110U lags the Ci3 1115G4 in all respects. The Core i3 1115G4 is a highly popular CPU compared to the Core i3 10110.

Similarly, we shall also compare other CPU models.

Ci3 1005G1 vs Ci3 1115G4

Ci3 1005G1 vs Ci3 1115G4 Benchmarks
ParametersCi3 1005G1 vs. Ci3 1115G4
TDPThe Ci3 1005G1 has a lower TDP of 15W vs. 28W of the 11th gen CPU resulting in lower power consumption.
CPU SpeedThe 11th gen CPU is 2.5 times faster than the 10th gen processor. In addition, the 1115G4 has a higher Turbo Clock Speed performance by 0.7 GHz.
Cache MemoryThe Ci3 1115G4 has higher cache memory to display faster CPU performance.
GraphicsThe 1115G4 features UHD Graphics Xe G4 graphics as against the Intel UHD graphics G1 on the 1005G1
Pass Mark ResultThe 1115G4 has a 22.7% better Pass Mark score of 6401 versus 5217 of the 1005G1. In addition, the 1115G4 is again better by 19.75% when it comes to single-core comparison, with a score of 2741 against 2289.
Geekbench 5 Single CoreThe 1115G4 is a better CPU with a 31% higher score of 1303 versus 992.
Geekbench 5 Multi-coreAgain, the 1115G4 performs better than the 1005G1, with an overall score of 2401 against 1928.

Other than the lower TDP of 15W against 28W of the Ci3 1115G4, the 10th gen CPU, 1005G1, is inferiors in almost all respects.

Ci3 10110U vs Ci3 1125G4

Ci3 10110U vs Ci3 1125G4
ParametersCi3 10110U vs. Ci3 1125G4
Turbo Clock SpeedThe Ci3 10110U displays a better turbo clock speed of 4.1 GHz vs. 3.7 GHz to help boost the CPU better when performing under its limitations.
TDPAt 15W, the 10110U has a lower TDP compared to 28W by the 1125G4. Thus, it is better at power savings.
CPU SpeedThe 1125G4 displays 1.9 times faster CPU speed than the 10110U.
RAM SpeedThe 1125G4 supports a higher RAM speed by 1067 MHz as it can support up to 3733 MHz as against 2666 MHz by the 10110U.
Cores and ThreadsThe 1125G4 is a quad-core CPU with eight threads, whereas the 10110U is dual-core.
Cache MemoryThe 11th gen CPUs have higher cache memory to result in faster CPU performance.
Semiconductor SizeThe i3 10110U has a 14 nm processor against the 10 nm of the i3 1125G4
GraphicsThe 11th gen CPU comes with UHD Graphics Xe G4, a better version than the Intel UHD 620 graphics available on the 10110U
Pass Mark ResultThe 1125G4 displays a 2.5 times higher Pass Mark result than the 10110U (10327 vs. 4134) does.
Geekbench 5 Single CoreThe 1125G4 is better than the 10110U by 13%, with a score of 1126 against 999.
Geekbench 5 Multi-CoreThe i3 1125G4 is comfortable ahead of the 10110U by 107%, with 3870 versus 1868.

The Ci3 1125G4 is decidedly a better CPU than the Ci3 10110U in many respects.

Ci3 1005G1 vs Ci3 1125G4

ParametersCi3 1005G1 vs. Ci3 1125G4
TDPThe 11th gen CPU has a TDP of 28W as against 15W of the 1005G1. Hence, the Ci3 1005G1 is better at power consumption and saving.
CPU SpeedThe 1125G4 is 3.33 times faster than the 1005G1.
Turbo Clock SpeedThe 1125G4 is slightly better at 3.7 GHz vs. the 3.4 GHz displayed by the 1005G1.
Cores and ThreadsThe 1005G1 is a dual-core CPU with four threads, whereas the 1125G4 has four cores and eight threads, making it a better performer at multitasking.
Memory CacheThe 11th generation CPU has a higher memory cache resulting in a faster CPU performance.
GraphicsThe Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 graphics of the 1125G4 is better than the Intel UHD Graphics G1 of the 1005G1.
Pass Mark ResultThe 1125G4 has a Pass Mark Result of 10327 vs. 5217 of the 1005G1 resulting in a 1.98-time increase.
Geekbench 5 Single CoreThe 1125G4 is a better performer by 14%, with a score of 1126 against 992.
Geekbench 5 Multi-CoreThe i3 1125G4 is comfortably ahead with 3870 points as against 1928 by the 10th gen CPU to gain an advantage of 101%

Compared to the Ci3 1005G1, the Ci3 1125G4 is a better CPU in almost all parameters other than the TDP.

Final Thoughts

The above comparison shows that the 11th generation Ci3 CPUs are better than the 10th generation counterparts by a long way. First, the only area where the 10th gen i3 CPUs are better is the lower TDP resulting in lower power consumption. Secondly, the 10th gen Ci3 CPUs cost less than the 11th gen Ci3 processors.

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