Intel Pentium Silver N5000 vs Core i3-8130U

Intel Pentium Silver N5000
Intel Core i3-8130U

General info

Comparing Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
5.33
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Pentium
 
Core i3
Achitecture codename
Gemini Lake
 
Kaby Lake Refresh
Release date
11 December 2017
 
15 February 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$161
 
n/d
Price now
n/d
 
$281

Technical specs

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U 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 and Core i3-8130U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
2.7 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
L1 cache
n/d
 
256 KB
L2 cache
4 MB
 
1 MB
L3 cache
n/d
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
n/d
 
123 mm2
Maximum core temperature
105 deg C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U 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
 
1
Socket
FCBGA1090
 
FCBGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
6 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
-
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
-
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
-
 
+
GPIO
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 
n/d

Security technologies

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
MPX
+
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
+
 
+
Anti-Theft
-
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U.
Supported memory types
upto-2400
 
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size
8 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
37.5 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U.
Graphics max frequency
750 MHz
 
1 GHz
Max video memory
8 GB
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
n/d
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Execution Units
18
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
3
eDP
+
 
+
DisplayPort
+
 
+
HDMI
+
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+
MIPI-DSI
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
+
 
12
OpenGL
+
 
4.4

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
6
 
12
USB revision
2.0 / 3.0
 
n/d
Total number of SATA ports
2
 
n/d
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
2
 
n/d
Number of USB ports
8
 
n/d
Integrated LAN
-
 
n/d
UART
+
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium Silver N5000 8.38
Core i3-8130U 17.46 +108.4%

3DMark06 CPU

Pentium Silver N5000 3320
Core i3-8130U 4720 +42.2%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Pentium Silver N5000 2287
Core i3-8130U 5448 +138.2%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Pentium Silver N5000 6742
Core i3-8130U 12157 +80.3%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Pentium Silver N5000 1
Core i3-8130U 2 +73.4%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Pentium Silver N5000 3
Core i3-8130U 4 +35.7%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Pentium Silver N5000 78
Core i3-8130U 139 +78.2%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Pentium Silver N5000 237
Core i3-8130U 338 +42.6%

wPrime 32

Pentium Silver N5000 17
Core i3-8130U 14 +17.7%

WinRAR 4.0

Pentium Silver N5000 1245
Core i3-8130U 2168 +74.1%

x264 encoding pass 1

Pentium Silver N5000 76
Core i3-8130U 117 +53.9%

x264 encoding pass 2

Pentium Silver N5000 15
Core i3-8130U 22 +46.7%

TrueCrypt AES

Pentium Silver N5000 2
Core i3-8130U 2 +5.3%

Geekbench 2

Pentium Silver N5000 4819
Core i3-8130U 7131 +48%

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Pentium Silver N5000 1771
Core i3-8130U 3288 +85.7%

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Pentium Silver N5000 5546
Core i3-8130U 7169 +29.3%

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

Pentium Silver N5000 2045
Core i3-8130U 4155 +103.2%

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

Pentium Silver N5000 5488
Core i3-8130U 8132 +48.2%

Passmark

Pentium Silver N5000 2442
Core i3-8130U 5085 +108.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium Silver N5000

Less power hungry (6 vs 15 watts)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

Advantages of Intel Core i3-8130U

108.4% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (15 February 2018 vs 11 December 2017)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4.2
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

So, Pentium Silver N5000 or Core i3-8130U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i3-8130U.
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