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Intel Pentium Silver N5000

Intel 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 Pentium
CodenameGemini Lake
Clock Rate1100 - 2700 MHz
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. 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
Starting Price$161 U.S.
Announcement Date12/11/2017
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium N5000

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 231     avg: 247.7     median: 237.5 (8%)     max: 284 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 73     avg: 77.5     median: 77.5 (36%)     max: 80 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2284     avg: 2292     median: 2287 (25%)     max: 2305 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 6610     avg: 7218.3     median: 6850 (14%)     max: 8195 Points
WinRAR - Result
1245 KB/s (15%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3247     avg: 3320     median: 3320 (9%)     max: 3393 Points
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1319.5 Seconds (6%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2330     avg: 2702.2     median: 2712.5 (15%)     max: 2969 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 24195     avg: 24445     median: 24445 (16%)     max: 24695 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 24199     avg: 24239     median: 24239 (31%)     max: 24279 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 29032     avg: 31549     median: 30173 (38%)     max: 36818 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2278     avg: 2461.5     median: 2347.5 (6%)     max: 2873 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3370     avg: 3722.7     median: 3535 (13%)     max: 4263 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5353     avg: 5558     median: 5546 (18%)     max: 5775 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1707     avg: 1752.3     median: 1746 (37%)     max: 1804 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 9118     avg: 12008.7     median: 10048 (5%)     max: 16860 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5211     avg: 5444     median: 5467 (20%)     max: 5654 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 2009     avg: 2033     median: 2039 (35%)     max: 2051 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1975     avg: 2009.3     median: 2017.5 (32%)     max: 2027 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5467     avg: 5782     median: 5780.5 (16%)     max: 6100 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2796.6     avg: 2833.9     median: 2833.9 (5%)     max: 2871.2 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 13075     avg: 13097     median: 13097 (27%)     max: 13119 Points
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