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Intel Pentium Gold 4417U

Intel Pentium Gold 4417U

The Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4417U is a power efficient dual-core SoC for entry level laptops based on the Kaby Lake Refresh generation (not Coffee Lake). It was announced in February 2019 and integrates two "big" cores (similar to the Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs) clocked at 2.3 GHz (fixed, no Turbo Boost). The integrated graphics card is named Intel HD Graphics 610 and offers 12 EUs clocked at 300 - 950 MHz. The integrated memory controller supports slower memory speeds than the faster i3 and i5 models (DDR4-2133 / LPDDR3-1866 / DDR3L-1600) and dual channel memory.

Architecture

Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.

Performance

With a fixed clock speed of 2.3 GHz, the dual core CPU is clearly slower than models with Turbo Boost and high clock speeds for single thread performance. The multi thread performance however is also limited due to the two cores. The faster Core i5-8250U offers four processor cores and  fast Turbo Boost speeds therefore offers a much better performance. Still, the Pentium 4417U offers enough performance for daily tasks and non demanding applications.

Power Consumption

The chip is most likely manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors (14nm+), the same as the 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors. Intel still specifies the TDP with 15 Watts, which is typical for ULV chips. According to Intel it can be configured to 12.5 Watt at 800 MHz (cTDP-down) with a clearly reduced performance.

SeriesIntel Kaby Lake Refresh
CodenameKaby Lake Refresh
Series: Kaby Lake Refresh Kaby Lake Refresh
Intel Core i7-8650U (compare)1900 - 4200 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-8550U (compare)1800 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-8350U (compare)1700 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i5-8250U (compare)1600 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-8130U (compare)2200 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Pentium Gold 4417U2300 MHz2 / 42 MB
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketBGA1356
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR3 Memory Controller, HyperThreading
GPUIntel HD Graphics 610 (300 - 950 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$161 U.S.
Announcement Date02/15/2019
Product Link (external)Intel Kaby Lake Refresh Pentium Gold 4417U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
203 Points (39%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
3570 Points (37%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
17.3 Seconds (4%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2831     avg: 3010.5     median: 3010 (15%)     max: 3190 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 28577     avg: 28749     median: 28749 (18%)     max: 28921 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 27361     avg: 27521.5     median: 27521 (33%)     max: 27682 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 29007     avg: 29032     median: 29032 (34%)     max: 29057 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2590     avg: 2590.5     median: 2590 (7%)     max: 2591 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3635     avg: 3644     median: 3644 (11%)     max: 3653 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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