Intel Pentium Silver N5000 vs Core i3-8130U
Comparing Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
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
Power consumption (TDP)
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.
Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U.
Supported memory types
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%
Pentium Silver N5000 3320
Core i3-8130U 4720 +42.2%
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
Pentium Silver N5000 2286
Core i3-8130U 5476 +139.5%
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
Pentium Silver N5000 6796
Core i3-8130U 12142 +78.7%
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 140 +79.5%
Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
Pentium Silver N5000 238
Core i3-8130U 329 +38.2%
Pentium Silver N5000 17
Core i3-8130U 14 +17.7%
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%
Pentium Silver N5000 2
Core i3-8130U 2 +5.3%
Pentium Silver N5000 4819
Core i3-8130U 7131 +48%
Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core
Pentium Silver N5000 1765
Core i3-8130U 3107 +76%
Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
Pentium Silver N5000 5548
Core i3-8130U 6935 +25%
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%
Pentium Silver N5000 2442
Core i3-8130U 5085 +108.2%
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)
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.
Should you still have questions on choice between Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.