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Intel Pentium Silver N5030

Intel Pentium N5030

The Intel Pentium Silver N5030 is a quad-core SoC primarily for inexpensive notebooks and was announced late 2019. It runs at 1.1-3.1 GHz (Single Core Burst) and is based on the Gemini Lake platform. The 5030 is the refresh of the older Pentium 5000 and offers a 400 MHz higher Boost clock. 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 ist still called Goldmont Plus. Compared to the older Goldmont cores in Apollo Lake, they feature 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 N5030 is thanks to the 400 MHz higher boost clock clearly faster than the old Silver N5000. 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
Intel Celeron J4105 compare1500 - 2500 MHz4 / 4
» Intel Pentium Silver N50302000 - 3100 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 compare1100 - 2700 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron J4005 compare2000 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N4120 compare1100 - 2600 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N4100 compare1100 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N4020 compare1100 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N4000 compare1100 - 2600 MHz2 / 2
Clock Rate2000 - 3100 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
Announcement Date11/04/2019

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
2498 points (26%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
10.5 Watt (3%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
9.6 Watt (3%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Gemini Lake Pentium N5030 processor

Acer Chromebook 314 C933L-P8WA,LTE (Intel UHD Graphics 605, 14")
» Acer Chromebook 314 C933L-P8WA,LTE - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad 1-14IGL05 (Intel UHD Graphics 605, 14")
» Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14IGL05 Laptop Review: Too cheap to be perfect - Review

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Other CPUs of the series Gemini Lake

» Intel Celeron J4105
   4x 1.5 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium Silver N5030
   4x 2 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Celeron J4125
   4x 2 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Pentium Silver N5000
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Celeron J4005
   2x 2 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Celeron N4120
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» Intel Celeron J4115
   4x 1.8 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» Intel Celeron N4100
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» Intel Celeron N4020
   2x 1.1 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Celeron N4000
   2x 1.1 GHz - 2.6 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Pentium 3550M
   2x 2.3 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-660LM
   2x 2.27 GHz - 3.07 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
   2x 2.8 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Quad Q9100
   4x 2.26 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-3317U
   2x 1.7 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» Intel Pentium Silver N5030
   4x 2 GHz - 3.1 GHz
- AMD A8-8600P
   4x 1.6 GHz - 3 GHz
- AMD Pro A8-8600B
   4x 1.6 GHz - 3 GHz
- AMD A8-7200P
   4x 2.4 GHz - 3.3 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Duo P9600
   2x 2.66 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
   2x 2.66 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-11- 4)