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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 average N5000 in our database is in the same league as the AMD 3050e and the Pentium 4415U, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. This is a really poor result, as of Q3 2023.

The Yoga 330-11IGM is among the fastest laptops featuring the N5000 that we know of. It can be more than 30% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system built around the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

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

Intel Celeron J4105 compare1.5 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 « 1.1 - 2.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Celeron J4005 compare2 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Celeron J4115 compare1.8 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Celeron N4100 compare1.1 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Celeron N4000 compare1.1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock Rate1100 - 2700 MHz
Level 1 Cache224 KB
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA1090
FeaturesDDR4-2400/LPDDR4-2400 RAM, PCIe 2, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SMEP, SMAP, MPX, EIST, TM1, TM2, Turbo, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SGX
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 605 (200 - 750 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$161 U.S.
Announcement Date12/11/2017
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
17.7 pt (25%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 210     avg: 240.2     median: 236.5 (1%)     max: 284 Points
0153045607590105120135150165180195210225240255270285Tooltip
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 73     avg: 77.5     median: 78 (23%)     max: 80 Points
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
1.3 fps (2%)
00.20.30.50.60.80.91.11.21.41.51.71.822.12.32.42.62.72.9Tooltip
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2330     avg: 2619     median: 2619 (7%)     max: 2969 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 24195     avg: 25128     median: 24695 (20%)     max: 26493 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 24199     avg: 24660     median: 24279 (20%)     max: 25501 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
2847 Points (26%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 13075     avg: 13480     median: 13121 (12%)     max: 14601 Points
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