Intel Pentium J4205: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Pentium J4205
Intel Pentium J4205
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Year of release 2016
Performance 1.96


Intel started Intel Pentium J4205 sales 30 August 2016 at a recommended price of $161. This is a Goldmont architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1296 processor with a TDP of 10 Watt. It supports DDR3L/LPDDR3 up to 1866 MT/s; LPDDR4 up to 2400 MT/s memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Pentium J4205 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1832
Value for money2.16
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Pentium
Architecture codenameGoldmont (2016−2017)
Release date30 August 2016
(6 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$161of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$136 (0.8x MSRP)of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed1.5 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed2.6 GHzof 7.3 (Ryzen 9 7900)
L2 cache2 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum core temperature105 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-


Information on Pentium J4205 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
Thermal design power (TDP)10 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium J4205. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Smart Response-
Smart Connect-
HD Audio+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Boot+
Secure Key+
Identity Protection+
OS Guard-

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium J4205's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3L/LPDDR3 up to 1866 MT/s; LPDDR4 up to 2400 MT/sof 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size8 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Pentium J4205.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 505
Max video memory8 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency800 MHz
Execution Units18
InTru 3D-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium J4205's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium J4205's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.



Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (EPYC 9654)
PCI Express lanes6of 128 (EPYC 7401)
USB revision2.0/3.0
Total number of SATA ports2
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports2
Number of USB ports8
Integrated LAN-

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium J4205. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Pentium J4205 1.96
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Pentium J4205 306

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Pentium J4205 1008

Is Pentium J4205 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium J4205 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Pentium J4205 AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium J4205 from AMD is Athlon X4 750, which is faster by 1% and higher by 12 positions in our rating.

AMD Athlon X4 750 Athlon X4 750

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Similar processors

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Intel Celeron G3950 Celeron G3950
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Best GPU for Pentium J4205

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