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Intel Pentium Silver N5000 vs Celeron N4120

We compared two 4-core laptop CPUs: the 1.1 GHz Intel Pentium Silver N5000 against the 1.1 GHz Celeron N4120. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

NanoReview Review

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 Consumption
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between N4120 and N5000
Advantages of Intel Celeron N4120
  • Newer - released 1 year and 11 months later


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Pentium Silver N5000 and Celeron N4120


Vendor Intel Intel
Released December 11, 2017 November 4, 2019
Launch price 161 USD 107 USD
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Gemini Lake Gemini Lake Refresh
Model number N5000 N4120
Socket BGA-1090 BGA-1090
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 605 Intel UHD Graphics 600


Cores 4 4
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 1.1 GHz 1.1 GHz
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 32K (per core)
L2 Cache 4MB (per core) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication Process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 6 W 6 W
Max. temperature 105°C 105°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400, LPDDR4-2400 DDR4-2400, LPDDR4-2400
Memory Size 8 GB 8 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Pentium Silver N5000 official page Intel Celeron N4120 official page
PCI Express Version 2.0 2.0
PCI Express Lanes 6 6
Instruction Set SSE4.2 SSE4.2

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Celeron N4120 or Pentium Silver N5000?