Intel Pentium Silver N5030

Intel Pentium Silver N5030

About processor

The Intel Pentium Silver N5030 processor is a budget-friendly CPU designed for use in laptops. With a code name of Gemini Lake Refresh, this processor is built using 14nm technology and features 4 cores and 4 threads, making it suitable for handling everyday computing tasks. The base frequency of 1.1 GHz provides decent performance for light multitasking, web browsing, and media consumption. The 4MB of L3 cache helps in reducing latency and improving overall responsiveness. The low thermal design power (TDP) of 6W ensures efficient power consumption, resulting in longer battery life for laptops equipped with this processor. Additionally, the integrated graphics model allows for smooth playback of videos and basic gaming capabilities. In terms of benchmarks, the Geekbench 6 scores are 411 for single-core performance and 868 for multi-core performance, which is respectable for a budget processor. Overall, the Intel Pentium Silver N5030 is a solid choice for budget laptops, offering decent performance for everyday tasks without breaking the bank. While it may not be suitable for demanding tasks such as gaming or video editing, it is a reliable option for casual users and students.


Label Name
Launch Date
November 2019
Model Name
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Code Name
Gemini Lake Refresh

CPU Specifications

Total Cores
Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).
Total Threads
Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.
Performance-core Base Frequency
1.1 GHz
L3 Cache
4MB shared
CPU Socket
The socket is the component that provides the mechanical and electrical connections between the processor and motherboard.
Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.
14 nm
6 W
Max. Operating Temperature
Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die.
105 °C
Instruction Set
The instruction set is a hard program stored inside the CPU that guides and optimizes CPU operations. With these instruction sets, the CPU can run more efficiently. There are many manufacturers that design CPUs, which results in different instruction sets, such as the 8086 instruction set for the Intel camp and the RISC instruction set for the ARM camp. x86, ARM v8, and MIPS are all codes for instruction sets. Instruction sets can be extended; for example, x86 added 64-bit support to create x86-64. Manufacturers developing CPUs that are compatible with a certain instruction set need authorization from the instruction set patent holder. A typical example is Intel authorizing AMD, enabling the latter to develop CPUs compatible with the x86 instruction set.

Memory Specifications

Memory Type
Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.
Max Memory Size
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
Memory Channels
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
Max Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by the processor (in GB/s).
38.4 GB/s

GPU Specifications

Integrated Graphics Model
An integrated GPU refers to the graphics core that is integrated into the CPU processor. Leveraging the processor's powerful computational capabilities and intelligent power efficiency management, it delivers outstanding graphics performance and a smooth application experience at a lower power consumption.


Cinebench R23
Single Core Score
Cinebench R23
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 6
Single Core Score
Geekbench 6
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 5
Single Core Score
Geekbench 5
Multi Core Score
Passmark CPU
Single Core Score
Passmark CPU
Multi Core Score

Compared to Other CPU

Cinebench R23 Single Core
458 -13.9%
Cinebench R23 Multi Core
1501 +14.7%
Geekbench 6 Single Core
409 -0.5%
Geekbench 6 Multi Core
867 -0.1%
Geekbench 5 Single Core
503 +0.4%
502 +0.2%
500 -0.2%
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
1390 +0.3%
1387 +0.1%
1385 -0.1%
1384 -0.1%
Passmark CPU Single Core
1268 +0.2%
1267 +0.1%
1264 -0.2%
1264 -0.2%
Passmark CPU Multi Core
2643 +0.5%
2639 +0.3%
2629 -0.1%