Intel Pentium Silver N5000: specs and benchmarks

Intel Pentium Silver N5000

Summary

Intel started Pentium Silver N5000 sales 11 December 2017 at a recommended price of $161. This is Gemini Lake architecture notebook 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 2.70 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCBGA1090 processor with a TDP of 6 Watt. It supports upto-2400 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 7.28 percent of a leader's which is Intel Xeon W-3175X.

General info

Of Pentium Silver N5000 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Pentium Silver
 
Achitecture codename
Gemini Lake
 
Release date
11 December 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$161
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)

Technical specs

Pentium Silver N5000's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium Silver N5000's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
2.7 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
4 MB
 
of 32 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum core temperature
105 deg C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Pentium Silver N5000 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCBGA1090
 
Power consumption (TDP)
6 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium Silver N5000. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Speed Shift
-
 
Turbo Boost
-
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Smart Response
-
 
GPIO
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 

Security technologies

Pentium Silver N5000 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
MPX
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
OS Guard
+
 
Anti-Theft
-
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium Silver N5000 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium Silver N5000.
Supported memory types
upto-2400
 
Maximum memory size
8 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
35.76 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Pentium Silver N5000.
Integrated graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 605 (200 - 750 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
750 MHz
 
Max video memory
8 GB
 
Execution Units
18
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium Silver N5000's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
MIPI-DSI
+
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pentium Silver N5000's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium Silver N5000's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
+
 
OpenGL
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Pentium Silver N5000's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
6
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)
USB revision
2.0 / 3.0
 
Total number of SATA ports
2
 
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
2
 
Number of USB ports
8
 
Integrated LAN
-
 
UART
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium Silver N5000. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

7.28

3DMark06 CPU

3320

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

2295

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

6688

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

0.94

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

2.8

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

78

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

237

WinRAR 4.0

1245

x264 encoding pass 1

76

x264 encoding pass 2

15

TrueCrypt AES

1.9

Geekbench 2

4819

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

1778

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

5548

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

2045

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

5488

Passmark

2442

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium Silver N5000 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium Silver N5000 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium Silver N5000 from AMD is Turion 64 X2 TL-56, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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