Intel Pentium Silver N6000 vs Core i3 1005G1

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.1 GHz Intel Pentium Silver N6000 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 N6000
Advantages of Intel Pentium Silver N6000
  • Consumes up to 60% less energy than the Core i3 1005G1 – 6 vs 15 Watt
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Newer - released 1-year and 6-months later
Advantages of Intel Core i3 1005G1
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 42% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1028 vs 726 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 N6000 and Core i3 1005G1


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 11, 2021 August 1, 2019
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Jasper Lake Ice Lake
Model number N6000 i3-1005G1
Socket BGA-1338 BGA-1526
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 32 EUs UHD Graphics G1


Cores 4 2
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 1.1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency - 3.4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz -
Multiplier 11x 12x
Bus Bandwidth - 4 GT/s
L1 Cache - 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 384K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


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


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 32 EUs Intel UHD Graphics G1
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 850 MHz 900 MHz
Shading Units 256 256
TMUs 16 32
ROPs 8 4
Execution Units 32 -
TGP 10 W 15 W
Max. Resolution - 5120x3200 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2666, LPDDR4x-2933 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733
Memory Size 16 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Pentium Silver N6000 official page Intel Core i3 1005G1 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 8 -
Extended instructions - 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 N6000?