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 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
n/d
 
1
Socket
FCBGA1090
 
BGA1356
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.
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
Hyper-Threading
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
 
+

Virtualization technologies

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR4

CPU benchmark performance comparison

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 8.79
Core i3-8130U 18.30 +108.2%

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 5476 +139.4%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Pentium Silver N5000 6850
Core i3-8130U 12142 +77.3%

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 140 +79.5%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Pentium Silver N5000 238
Core i3-8130U 338 +42%

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 1746
Core i3-8130U 3107 +77.9%

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Pentium Silver N5000 5546
Core i3-8130U 6935 +25%

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

Pentium Silver N5000 2039
Core i3-8130U 3796 +86.2%

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

Pentium Silver N5000 5467
Core i3-8130U 7123 +30.3%

Passmark

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

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Pentium Silver N5000
minimum Core i3-530
Core i3-8130U
recommended Core i5-650
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Pentium Silver N5000
minimum Core i3-4340
Core i3-8130U
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Pentium Silver N5000
minimum Phenom X3 8650
Core i3-8130U
recommended Core i5-650
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Pentium Silver N5000
minimum Core 2 Quad Q6600
Core i3-8130U
recommended Core i5-3470
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Pentium Silver N5000
minimum Core i3-560
Core i3-8130U
recommended Core i5-2500K
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Pentium Silver N5000
minimum Pentium D 915
Core i3-8130U
recommended Core 2 Duo E6600
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Pentium Silver N5000
minimum Pentium D 915
Core i3-8130U
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Pentium Silver N5000
minimum Celeron 450
Core i3-8130U
recommended Pentium 4 630
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Pentium Silver N5000
minimum Celeron 2.20
Core i3-8130U
recommended Celeron D 352
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Pentium Silver N5000 and Core i3-8130U performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Pentium Silver N5000
minimum Pentium D 915
Core i3-8130U
recommended Pentium D 915

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

108.2% 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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