Intel Core i3-7100U vs Intel Pentium Silver J5005

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i3-7100U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Pentium Silver J5005

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core i3-7100U and the Intel Pentium Silver J5005 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Core i3-7100U 2 core processor released in Q4/2016 with the Intel Pentium Silver J5005 which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2017.
Intel Core i3 (202) Family Intel Pentium (150)
Intel Core i 7000U (18) CPU group Intel Pentium J5000/N5000 (4)
7 Generation 9
Kaby Lake U Architecture Gemini Lake
Mobile Segment Mobile
Intel Core i3-6100U Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-7100U is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.40 GHz. The processor can compute 4 threads at the same time. The Intel Pentium Silver J5005 clocks with 1.50 GHz (2.80 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

Intel Core i3-7100U Characteristic Intel Pentium Silver J5005
2 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.40 GHz Frequency 1.50 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.80 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 Core i3-7100U Characteristic Intel Pentium Silver J5005
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 605
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.25 GHz
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.80 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Compute units 18
192 Shader 144
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12 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 620 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 605
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 32 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Core i3-7100U, while the Intel Pentium Silver J5005 supports a maximum of 8 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core i3-7100U Characteristic Intel Pentium Silver J5005
LPDDR3-1866, DDR4-2133 Memory , DDR4-2400
32 GB Max. Memory 8 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 2.0
12 PCIe lanes 6
11.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 3.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i3-7100U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP of the Intel Pentium Silver J5005 is 10 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core i3-7100U Characteristic Intel Pentium Silver J5005
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 10 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
7.5 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-7100U has 3.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 14 nm. The cache of Intel Pentium Silver J5005 is at 4.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i3-7100U Characteristic Intel Pentium Silver J5005
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2
BGA 1356 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
Q4/2016 Release date Q4/2017
281 $ Release price 95 $
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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 Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
585 (100%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
482 (82%)

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 Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1436 (87%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1655 (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 Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
841 (100%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
395 (47%)

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 Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1699 (100%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1183 (70%)

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 Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
209 (100%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
197 (94%)

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 Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
448 (67%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
669 (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 Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
Intel HD Graphics 620 @ 1.00 GHz
384 (100%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
Intel UHD Graphics 605 @ 0.80 GHz
230 (60%)

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 Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2720 (88%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
3080 (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 Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
103 (100%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
82 (80%)

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 Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
262 (87%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
302 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
13 (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 Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
671 (100%)
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Pentium Silver J5005
Unknown ASRock J5005-ITX
Intel NUC NUC7PJYH
Gigabyte Brix GB-BLPD-5005

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