Intel Pentium Silver N5030

Pentium Silver

The Intel Pentium Silver N5030 is a laptop processor primarily designed for low-cost notebooks available in the last quarter of 2019. Although it is not as fast as the Core i7/Core i5/Core i3 processors, still it can perform daily computing tasks such as web browsing, basic word processing, and spreadsheet and watching HD movies.  This SoC has a base clock speed of  1.1GHz with a boost speed of 3.1 GHz. The Pentium Silver N5030 is the upgraded version of the older Pentium 5000 and offers an additional 400 MHz boost clock. 
It has an integrated graphics controller called UHD Graphics 605 which is based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which supports DirectX 12.  This iGPU is equipped with 18 EUs and a clock speed of up to 750 MHz. The performance is almost on par with the older HD Graphics 5300 and HD Graphics 505.
Similar to the older version, Intel specifies the thermal design power (TDP) of 6 watts. The chip can consequently be cooled passively but models with fans are possible as well.

The Intel Pentium Silver N5030 has a CPU Mark of 2665 (as of January 25, 2020). Compared to other processors, AMD Athlon Silver 3050e has a rating of 3015; AMD 3015e has a score of 2678; AMD 3020e scores 2652, while Intel Pentium 6405U has a score of 2356. 

Table showing the CPU Mark of Intel Pentium Silver N5030
Processor CPU Mark
Ryzen 9 4900HS 19862
Ryzen 7 4800H 19145
Ryzen 7 4800U 17287
Core i7-10875H 15974
Core i7-10750H  12649
Core i7-1065G7  8989
Ryzen 3 4300U 7962
Core i7-10510U 6981
Core i7-8665U 6617
Core i3-1005G1 5252
Core i3-1000NG4 4326
Core i7-7660U 4200
Ryzen 3 3200U 4095
Core i3-8145U 3791
Athlon Silver 3050e 3015
AMD 3015e 2678
Pentium Silver N5030 2665
AMD 3020e 2652
Pentium 6405U 2356
Celeron N4200 2135
Celeron N4020 1664
Pentium Silver N5030
Pentium Silver N5030 as compared to other processors


The benchmark scores of the recorded processors are averages calculated among various machines. The scores and real-world performance of the Intel Pentium Silver N5030 and compared processors may differ subject to the laptops' included components, settings, cooling system, and other factors. On the other hand, the benchmark scores are good markers of the processors' performance. Generally, the higher the scores, the better its performance level.

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