Intel Pentium Silver N5000 vs Intel Celeron N4000

Intel Pentium Silver N5000

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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.

Intel Celeron N4000

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The Intel Celeron N4000 is a dual-core SoC primarily for inexpensive notebooks and was announced late 2017. It runs at 1.1-2.6 GHz (Single Core Burst, Multi Core Burst maxes out at 2.5 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 two 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 Celeron N4000 is thanks to the slightly revised CPU architecture and the 200 MHz higher boost clock slightly better than the old Celeron N3350 (2 cores 1.1 - 2.4 GHz, 2 MB L2, Apollo Lake). 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, browsing with light multitasking the processor performance should be fine.

GPU Performance

The UHD Graphics 600 (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 12 EUs and a clock of up to 650 MHz, the performance should be roughly on par with the older HD Graphics 500 (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.

Intel Pentium Silver N5000Intel Celeron N4000
Intel Gemini LakeIntel Gemini Lake
Gemini LakeGemini Lake
: Gemini Lake Gemini Lake
Intel Celeron J4105 compare1.5 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium Silver N5030 compare2 - 3.1 GHz4 / 4
» Intel Pentium Silver N50001.1 - 2.7 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron J4005 compare2 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N4120 compare1.1 - 2.6 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N4100 compare1.1 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N4020 compare1.1 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N40001.1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron J4105 compare1.5 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium Silver N5030 compare2 - 3.1 GHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium Silver N50001.1 - 2.7 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron J4005 compare2 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N4120 compare1.1 - 2.6 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N4100 compare1.1 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N4020 compare1.1 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
» Intel Celeron N40001.1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2
1100 - 2700 MHz1100 - 2600 MHz
4 MB4 MB
4 / 42 / 2
6 6
14 14
105 °C
FCBGA1090FCBGA1090
Intel UHD Graphics 605 (18 EUs, 200 - 750 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400Intel UHD Graphics 600 (12 EUs, 200 - 650 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 605 (200 - 750 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 600 (200 - 650 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$161 U.S.$107 U.S.
Intel Gemini Lake Pentium N5000Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4000

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
22.4 pt (26%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Multi Core)
1232 Points (5%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Single Core)
438 Points (27%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 167     avg: 170     median: 170 (27%)     max: 173 Points
160 Points (25%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 424     avg: 469     median: 484 (5%)     max: 500 Points
273 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 210     avg: 240     median: 236.5 (5%)     max: 284 Points
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min: 121     avg: 133     median: 138 (3%)     max: 139 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 73     avg: 77.5     median: 78 (29%)     max: 80 Points
min: 65     avg: 70.3     median: 70.9 (26%)     max: 75 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2.8 Points (6%)
1.7 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
0.9 Points (30%)
0.9 Points (28%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2260     avg: 2292     median: 2295 (20%)     max: 2310
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 5730     avg: 6794     median: 6688 (11%)     max: 8195
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
645 s (8%)
1007 s (12%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
16.8 s (3%)
31.9 s (6%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1245 (8%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
7320 MIPS (6%)
4114 MIPS (3%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
2431 MIPS (16%)
2298 MIPS (15%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
15.4 fps (7%)
9.5 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
76.3 fps (23%)
47.3 fps (14%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
1.3 fps (4%)
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0.8 fps (2%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
0.9 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
2707 Seconds (19%)
4736 Seconds (33%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
1.5 sec (33%)
1.7 sec (36%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3247     avg: 3320     median: 3320 (18%)     max: 3393 Points
2259 Points (12%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
24.2 s (5%)
25.3 s (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
56.3 s (2%)
57.5 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1319 s (6%)
1295 s (6%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
5882 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2330     avg: 2619     median: 2619 (11%)     max: 2969 Points
min: 1638     avg: 1713     median: 1712.5 (7%)     max: 1787 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 24195     avg: 25128     median: 24695 (16%)     max: 26493 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 24199     avg: 24660     median: 24279 (26%)     max: 25501 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 26948     avg: 32002     median: 30593 (32%)     max: 38156 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
1974 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
1389 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
3759 Points (30%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
2847 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
4823 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
6247 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
4819 Points (13%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5045     avg: 5523     median: 5547.5 (10%)     max: 5868
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 1707     avg: 1781     median: 1777.5 (36%)     max: 1876
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
5789 (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1850 (38%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 2009     avg: 2046     median: 2045 (32%)     max: 2084
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5211     avg: 5460     median: 5488 (13%)     max: 5654
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1975     avg: 2027     median: 2027 (28%)     max: 2054
1862 (25%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5467     avg: 5841     median: 5790 (9%)     max: 6202
3219 (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
434 (26%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
791 (5%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
421 (24%)
min: 431     avg: 434     median: 433.5 (25%)     max: 436
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
1582 (9%)
min: 797     avg: 802     median: 801.5 (5%)     max: 806
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2251     avg: 2714     median: 2796.6 (5%)     max: 2871.2 ms
min: 2306.2     avg: 2382     median: 2381.6 (4%)     max: 2457 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
195 ms (2%)
447 ms (5%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 13075     avg: 13480     median: 13121 (22%)     max: 14601 Points
15679 Points (26%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
6152 Points (32%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
22786 Points (78%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
7604 Points (50%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
10205 Points (51%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium Silver N5000 → 100% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron N4000 → 77% n=34

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)