Intel Pentium Silver N5030: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Pentium Silver N5030
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Year of release 2019
Performance 2.63

Summary

Intel started Intel Pentium Silver N5030 sales 4 November 2019. This is Gemini Lake Refresh 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 3100 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1090 processor with a TDP of 6 Watt. It supports DDR4, DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

2.63%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Pentium Silver N5030 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1721
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Gemini Lake
Architecture codenameGemini Lake Refresh (2019)
Release date4 November 2019 (2 years ago)

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)
Threads4
Base clock speed1.1 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.1 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L2 cache4 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache4 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature105 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Pentium Silver N5030 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 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCBGA1090
Thermal design power (TDP)6 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium Silver N5030. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2
AES-NI+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift-
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Smart Response-
GPIO+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-

Security technologies

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

EDB+
Secure Key+
MPX+
Identity Protection+
SGXYes with Intel® ME
OS Guard+
Anti-Theft-

Virtualization technologies

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

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium Silver N5030's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4, DDR4of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
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 Silver N5030.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 605
Max video memory8 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Graphics max frequency750 MHz
Execution Units18

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium Silver N5030's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3
eDP+
DisplayPort+
HDMI+
MIPI-DSI+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pentium Silver N5030's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096x2160@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP4096x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096x2160@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium Silver N5030's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12
OpenGL4.4

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes6of 128 (EPYC 7551P)
USB revision2.0/3.0
Total number of SATA ports2
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports2
Number of USB ports8
Integrated LAN-
UART+

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium Silver N5030. 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 Silver N5030 2.63
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1

Passmark

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: 68%

Pentium Silver N5030 2650

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Pentium Silver N5030 2498

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Pentium Silver N5030 7724

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Pentium Silver N5030 3895

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Pentium Silver N5030 3

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Pentium Silver N5030 226

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Pentium Silver N5030 81

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Pentium Silver N5030 1

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Pentium Silver N5030 1163

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Pentium Silver N5030 18

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Pentium Silver N5030 84

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium Silver N5030 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


AMD 3015e 100.38
Intel Pentium Silver N5030 100

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium Silver N5030 from AMD is 3015e, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD 3015e 3015e
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Pentium Silver N5030:

AMD A8-7410 103.42
AMD A6-7310 101.52
AMD 3015e 100.38
Intel Pentium Silver N5030 100

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