Intel Pentium Silver N5030 processor review

Pentium Silver N5030 processor released by Intel; release date: 4 Nov 2019. The processor is designed for mobile-computers and based on Gemini Lake Refresh microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 4, threads - 4. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.10 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 105°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm.

Supported memory types: DDR4/LPDDR4 upto 2400 MT/s. Maximum memory size: 8 GB.

Supported socket types: FCBGA1090. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 6 Watt.

The processor has integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics 605 with the following parameters: maximum frequency - 750 MHz, maximum video memory size - 8 GB.


GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
9047 Frames
781 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
9047.000 Fps
781.000 Fps
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
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CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
Name Value
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 781 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 781.000 Fps
PassMark - Single thread mark 1243
PassMark - CPU mark 2276

Integrated graphics – Intel UHD Graphics 605

Technical info

Boost clock speed 800 MHz
Core clock speed 200 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Pipelines 18
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 5 Watt
Transistor count 189 million

Games performance

Counter-Strike: GO (2012)

Low, 1024x76846.40
Medium, 1366x76826.95
High, 1366x76816.75

Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019)

Low, 1280x7208.70

League of Legends (2019)

Low, 1280x72049.80
Medium, 1920x108039.00
High, 1920x108026.60
Ultra, 1920x108024.90
QHD, 2560x144023.60
4K, 3840x216015.00

F1 2019 (2019)

Low, 1280x7207.60

Anno 1800 (2019)

Low, 1280x7205.80

The Division 2 (2019)

Low, 1280x7201.00

Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019)

Low, 1280x72014.65

Far Cry New Dawn (2019)

Low, 1280x7201.00

Apex Legends (2019)

Low, 1280x7207.20

World of Tanks enCore (2018)

Low, 1366x76853.00
Medium, 1920x10808.90

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Low, 1280x7204.00

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Low, 1280x7204.00

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Low, 1280x7204.00

F1 2018 (2018)

Low, 1280x72012.00

Monster Hunter World (2018)

Low, 1280x7204.60

The Crew 2 (2018)

Low, 1280x7208.80

Far Cry 5 (2018)

Low, 1280x7203.00

X-Plane 11.11 (2018)

Low, 1280x7207.75
Medium, 1920x10806.00
High, 1920x10805.50

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)

Low, 1280x7205.50

Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018)

Low, 1280x7203.90

ELEX (2017)

Low, 1280x7205.20

Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017)

Low, 1280x7207.00

F1 2017 (2017)

Low, 1280x72013.00

Team Fortress 2 (2017)

Low, 1280x72039.70
Medium, 1366x76835.50
High, 1920x108017.70

Dirt 4 (2017)

Low, 1280x72018.80

Rocket League (2017)

Low, 1280x72026.80
Medium, 1920x10809.95

Prey (2017)

Low, 1280x7205.50

Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)

Low, 1280x7203.20

For Honor (2017)

Low, 1280x7209.00

Resident Evil 7 (2017)

Low, 1280x7207.90

Civilization VI (2016)

Low, 1024x76812.70
Medium, 1366x7685.50

Overwatch (2016)

Low, 1280x72011.40
Medium, 1366x7688.30

The Division (2016)

Low, 1280x7204.30

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)

Low, 1024x7686.90

Rainbow Six Siege (2015)

Low, 1024x76812.30

World of Warships (2015)

Low, 1366x76823.70
Medium, 1366x76814.30

Dota 2 Reborn (2015)

Low, 1280x72033.70
Medium, 1366x76814.30
High, 1920x10807.25

Dirt Rally (2015)

Low, 1024x76842.00
Medium, 1366x76812.50

GTA V (2015)

Low, 1024x7689.50

Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014)

Low, 1024x7687.80
Medium, 1366x7686.20

Alien: Isolation (2014)

Low, 1024x76817.50
Medium, 1366x76813.10

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014)

Low, 1280x72014.40
Medium, 1344x7569.30

Sims 4 (2014)

Low, 1024x76896.90
Medium, 1366x76821.80
High, 1920x108010.50

BioShock Infinite (2013)

Low, 1280x72024.36
Medium, 1366x76813.53
High, 1366x76811.60
Ultra, 1920x10803.75

Tomb Raider (2013)

Low, 1024x76831.60
Medium, 1366x76818.50
High, 1366x76812.50

Diablo III (2012)

Low, 1024x76828.80
Medium, 1366x76821.10
High, 1366x76818.60
Ultra, 1920x108012.50

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)

Low, 1280x72019.90
Medium, 1366x76812.30
High, 1366x7687.50

Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011)

Low, 1024x76827.40
High, 1366x76821.20
Ultra, 1920x10806.70

StarCraft 2 (2010)

Low, 1024x76878.70
Medium, 1360x76817.40
High, 1360x76810.00
Ultra, 1920x10803.90

Specifications (specs)


Architecture codename Gemini Lake Refresh
Launch date 4 Nov 2019
Place in performance rating 1240
Processor Number N5030
Series Intel Pentium Silver Processor Series
Status Launched
Vertical segment Mobile


64 bit support
Base frequency 1.10 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 105°C
Maximum frequency 3.10 GHz
Number of cores 4
Number of threads 4


Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory size 8 GB
Supported memory types DDR4/LPDDR4 upto 2400 MT/s


Device ID 0x3184
Execution Units 18
Graphics base frequency 200 MHz
Graphics max frequency 750 MHz
Max video memory 8 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 605

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.4


Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 25mm x 24mm
Scenario Design Power (SDP) 4.8 W
Sockets supported FCBGA1090
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 6 Watt


Integrated LAN
Integrated Wireless Intel Wireless-AC MAC
Max number of PCIe lanes 6
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports 2
Number of USB ports 8
PCI Express revision 2.0
PCIe configurations 1x4 + 1x2 or 4x1 or 2x1+1x2 + 1x2
Total number of SATA ports 2
USB revision 2.0/3.0

Security & Reliability

Anti-Theft technology
Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO)
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Smart Response technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Speed Shift technology
Thermal Monitoring


Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)