Intel Pentium Silver N6000: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Pentium Silver N6000
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Year of release 2021
Performance 3.62

Summary

Intel started Intel Pentium Silver N6000 sales 11 January 2021. This is Jasper Lake architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 10 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3300 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1338 processor with a TDP of 6 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

3.62%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Pentium Silver N6000 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1361
Market segmentLaptop
Architecture codenameJasper Lake
Release date11 January 2021 (less than a year 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 speed3.3 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L2 cache1.5 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache4 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography10 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 N6000 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)
SocketFCBGA1338
Thermal design power (TDP)6 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium Silver N6000. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2
AES-NI+
vPro-
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.

TXT-
Identity Protection+
SGX-
OS Guard+

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 N6000's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size16 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 N6000.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics
Quick Sync Video+
Graphics max frequency850 MHz
Execution Units32

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium Silver N6000's integrated GPU.

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

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Pentium Silver N6000's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

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

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium Silver N6000's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12
OpenGL4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCI Express lanes8of 128 (EPYC 7551P)
USB revision2.0/3.2
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports2
Number of USB ports14
Integrated LAN-
UART+

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium Silver N6000. 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 N6000 3.62
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • Passmark

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.

Pentium Silver N6000 4057

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.

Pentium Silver N6000 3985

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Pentium Silver N6000 2.8

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.  

Pentium Silver N6000 18

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.  

Pentium Silver N6000 93

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.

Pentium Silver N6000 1330

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

Pentium Silver N6000 301

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.

Pentium Silver N6000 113

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.

Pentium Silver N6000 3

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.

Pentium Silver N6000 1.36

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.

Pentium Silver N6000 9343

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.

Pentium Silver N6000 3176

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium Silver N6000 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium Silver N6000 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium Silver N6000 from AMD is FX-9830P, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD FX-9830P FX 9830P
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Pentium Silver N6000:

AMD FX-7500 101.1
Intel Pentium Silver N6000 100

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