Intel Pentium Silver N5030 vs Core i3 1005G1

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.1 GHz Intel Pentium Silver N5030 with 4-cores against the 1.2 GHz Core i3 1005G1 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 1005G1 and N5030
Advantages of Intel Pentium Silver N5030
  • Consumes up to 60% less energy than the Core i3 1005G1 – 6 vs 15 Watt
  • Has 2 more physical cores
Advantages of Intel Core i3 1005G1
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 2x faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1028 vs 505 points
  • Newer PCI Express version – 3.0
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 14 nanometers


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 Core i3 1005G1


Vendor Intel Intel
Released November 4, 2019 August 1, 2019
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Gemini Lake Refresh Ice Lake
Model number N5030 i3-1005G1
Socket BGA-1090 BGA-1526
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 605 UHD Graphics G1


Cores 4 2
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 1.1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency - 3.4 GHz
Multiplier - 12x
Bus Bandwidth - 4 GT/s
L1 Cache - 96K (per core)
L2 Cache - 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier - No


Fabrication process 14 nm 10 nm
TDP 6 W 15 W
Max. temperature 105°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 605 Intel UHD Graphics G1
GPU Base Clock - 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 750 MHz 900 MHz
Shading Units - 256
TMUs - 32
ROPs - 4
TGP - 15 W
Max. Resolution - 5120x3200 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400, LPDDR4-2400 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733
Memory Size 8 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Pentium Silver N5030 official page Intel Core i3 1005G1 official page
PCI Express Version 2.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 6 -
Extended instructions SSE4.2 SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2, AVX-512

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i3 1005G1 or Pentium Silver N5030?