Intel Pentium Silver J5040 vs Gold G5400

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium Silver J5040 with 4-cores against the 3.7 GHz Gold G5400 with 2-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between G5400 and J5040
Advantages of Intel Pentium Silver J5040
  • Consumes up to 83% less energy than the Pentium Gold G5400 – 10 vs 58 Watt
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Newer - released 1-year and 7-months later
Advantages of Intel Pentium Gold G5400
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
  • 85% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 944 vs 509 points
  • Newer PCI Express version – 3.0


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Pentium Silver J5040 and Gold G5400


Vendor Intel Intel
Released November 4, 2019 April 3, 2018
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Gemini Lake Refresh Coffee Lake
Model number J5040 G5400
Socket BGA-1090 LGA-1151
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 605 UHD Graphics 610


Cores 4 2
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 2.0 GHz 3.7 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier - 37x
Bus Bandwidth - 8 GT/s
L1 Cache - 64K (per core)
L2 Cache - 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier - No


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 10 W 58 W
Max. temperature 105°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 605 Intel UHD Graphics 610
GPU Base Clock - 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 800 MHz 1050 MHz
Shading Units - 96
TMUs - 12
ROPs - 2
Execution Units - 12
TGP - 15 W
Max. Resolution - 4096x2304 - 30 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400, LPDDR4-2400 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 8 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 37.5 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Pentium Silver J5040 official page Intel Pentium Gold G5400 official page
PCI Express Version 2.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 6 16
Extended instructions SSE4.2 SSE4.1, SSE4.2

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Pentium Gold G5400 or Silver J5040?