Intel Celeron 1017U vs Intel Pentium Silver N5000

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Intel Celeron 1017U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Pentium Silver N5000

CPU comparison

Intel Celeron 1017U or Intel Pentium Silver N5000 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Celeron 1017U has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.60 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Celeron 1017U was released in Q3/2013.

The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 was released in Q4/2017.
Intel Celeron (165) Family Intel Pentium (150)
Intel Celeron 1000 (9) CPU group Intel Pentium J5000/N5000 (4)
3 Generation 9
Ivy Bridge U Architecture Gemini Lake
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Pentium Silver N6000

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Celeron 1017U is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.60 GHz. The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 1.10 GHz (2.70 GHz).

Intel Celeron 1017U Characteristic Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2 Cores 4
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.60 GHz Frequency 1.10 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.70 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.70 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Celeron 1017U Characteristic Intel Pentium Silver N5000
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 605
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.75 GHz
7 GPU Generation 9.5
22 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
6 Compute units 18
48 Shader 144
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
11.0 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 605
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Celeron 1017U supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 can connect up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Celeron 1017U Characteristic Intel Pentium Silver N5000
DDR3-1600 Memory , DDR4-2400
32 GB Max. Memory 8 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
2.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 2.0
16 PCIe lanes 6
8.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 3.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Celeron 1017U has a TDP of 17 W, that of the Intel Pentium Silver N5000 is 6 W.

Intel Celeron 1017U Characteristic Intel Pentium Silver N5000
17 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 6 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 4.8 W
105 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The Intel Celeron 1017U has a 2.00 MB cache, while the Intel Pentium Silver N5000 cache has a total of 4.00 MB.

Intel Celeron 1017U Characteristic Intel Pentium Silver N5000
22 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2
BGA 1023 Socket BGA 1090
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2013 Release date Q4/2017
-- Release price --
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
317 (73%)
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
434 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
607 (47%)
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1304 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
284 (78%)
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
364 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
505 (52%)
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
965 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.00 GHz
96 (44%)
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
Intel UHD Graphics 605 @ 0.75 GHz
216 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
890 (34%)
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2589 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
171 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
482 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 1.10 GHz
740 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
78 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
248 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Pentium Silver N5000
Unknown ASUS VivoBook 14 N5000
Acer Swift 1 N5000
MEDION Notebook N5000
Lenovo IdeaPad N5000

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