Intel Pentium Silver N5030 vs Celeron N4120

We compared two 4-core laptop CPUs: the 1.1 GHz Intel Pentium Silver N5030 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.


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 N4120 and N5030
Advantages of Intel Pentium Silver N5030
  • 14% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 505 vs 444 points


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 N5030 and Celeron N4120


Vendor Intel Intel
Released November 4, 2019 November 4, 2019
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Gemini Lake Refresh Gemini Lake Refresh
Model number N5030 N4120
Socket BGA-1090 BGA-1090
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 605 UHD Graphics 600


Cores 4 4
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 1.1 GHz 1.1 GHz
L1 Cache - 32K (per core)
L2 Cache - 4MB (shared)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) -
Unlocked Multiplier - No


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


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 605 Intel UHD Graphics 600
GPU Base Clock - 200 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 750 MHz 700 MHz
Shading Units - 96
TMUs - 12
ROPs - 2
Execution Units - 12
TGP - 5 W
Max. Resolution - 3840x2160 - 30 Hz

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 N5030 official page Intel Celeron N4120 official page
PCI Express Version 2.0 2.0
PCI Express Lanes 6 6
Extended instructions SSE4.2 SSE4.2

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Total votes: 23


So which CPU will you choose: Intel Celeron N4120 or Pentium Silver N5030?
Guest 19 July 2022 12:19
Both processors pretty much give the same performance. Plus, Celeron is cheaper.
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