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Intel Pentium Silver N5000

Intel Pentium N5000

The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 is a quad-core SoC primarily for inexpensive notebooks and was announced late 2017. It runs at 1.1-2.7 GHz (Single Core Burst, Multi Core Burst max. 2.6 GHz) and is based on the Gemini Lake platform. Similar to the Apollo Lake predecessor, the chip is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFETs but offers slightly improved processor cores, double the amount of L2 cache, a smaller package, a new generation of monitor outputs (Gen 10) and a partly integrated WiFi chip. Besides four CPU cores, the chip also includes a DirectX 12 capable GPU as well as a DDR4/LPDDR4 memory controller (dual-channel, up to 2400 MHz). The SoC is not replaceable as it is directly soldered to the mainboard.

Architecture

The processor architecture was slightly reworked and is now called Goldmont Plus. It features an increased level 2 cache (to 4 MB). That means the per-clock-performance should be a bit better, but not near the Core CPUs like Kaby Lake Y.

Performance

The CPU performance of the Pentium Silver N5000 is thanks to the slightly revised CPU architecture and the 200 MHz higher boost clock slightly better than the old Pentium N4200 (1.1 - 2.5 GHz). Compared to the more expensive Core Y processors, especially the single thread performance is much lower in the Gemini Lake based SoCs. Still for basic tasks like office suits, webbrowsing with moderate multitasking the processor performance should be fine.

GPU Performance

The UHD Graphics 605 (Gemini Lake) is based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which supports DirectX 12 and is also used for the Kaby Lake / Skylake / Apollo Lake graphics adapters (like HD Graphics 520). Equipped with 18 EUs and a clock of up to 750 MHz, the performance should be roughly on par with the older HD Graphics 5300 and HD Graphics 505 (Apollo Lake).

The chip also includes an advanced video engine with hardware support for the playback of VP9 and H.265 material (8-bit color-depth).

Power Consumption

Similar to the predecessor, Intel specifies the TDP with 6 Watts (SDP 4.8 Watts – Scenario Design Power). The chip can therefore be cooled passively in theory, but SKUs with fans are possible as well.

SeriesIntel Gemini Lake
CodenameGemini Lake
Series: Gemini Lake Gemini Lake
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Clock Rate1100 - 2700 MHz
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCBGA1090
FeaturesIntel UHD Graphics 605 (18 EUs, 200 - 750 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 605 (200 - 750 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$161 U.S.
Announcement Date12/11/2017
Product Link (external)Intel Gemini Lake Pentium N5000

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
22.4 pt (26%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 167     avg: 170     median: 170 (27%)     max: 173 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 210     avg: 240     median: 236.5 (5%)     max: 284 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 73     avg: 77.5     median: 78 (29%)     max: 80 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2260     avg: 2292     median: 2295 (20%)     max: 2310 points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
7320 MIPS (6%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
2431 MIPS (16%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3247     avg: 3320     median: 3320 (18%)     max: 3393 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2330     avg: 2619     median: 2619 (11%)     max: 2969 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 24199     avg: 24660     median: 24279 (26%)     max: 25501 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2141     avg: 2355     median: 2307 (6%)     max: 2873 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 3193     avg: 3563     median: 3448 (9%)     max: 4263 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 2009     avg: 2046     median: 2045 (32%)     max: 2084 points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1975     avg: 2027     median: 2027 (28%)     max: 2054 points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5467     avg: 5841     median: 5790 (9%)     max: 6202 points
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