Intel Pentium Gold G6505T vs Intel Core i5-2540M

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Intel Pentium Gold G6505T CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-2540M
Intel Pentium Gold G6505T Intel Core i5-2540M

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Pentium Gold G6505T and the Intel Core i5-2540M and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Pentium Gold G6505T 2 core processor released in Q1/2021 with the Intel Core i5-2540M which has 2 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2011.
Intel Pentium (150) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Pentium G6000 (12) CPU group Intel Core i 2000M (46)
10 Generation 2
Comet Lake S Architecture Sandy Bridge H
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Pentium Gold G6505T is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.60 GHz. The processor can compute 4 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i5-2540M clocks with 2.60 GHz (3.30 GHz), has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

Intel Pentium Gold G6505T Characteristic Intel Core i5-2540M
2 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.60 GHz Frequency 2.60 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.30 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Pentium Gold G6505T Characteristic Intel Core i5-2540M
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

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 630 GPU Intel HD Graphics 3000
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.30 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 6
14 nm Technology 32 nm
3 Max. displays 2
24 Compute units 12
192 Shader 96
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 10.1

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 630 GPU Intel HD Graphics 3000
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 128 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Pentium Gold G6505T, while the Intel Core i5-2540M supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 21.3 GB/s enabled.

Intel Pentium Gold G6505T Characteristic Intel Core i5-2540M
DDR4-2666 Memory DDR3-1333
128 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
42.7 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
4.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 2.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Pentium Gold G6505T has a TDP of 35 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i5-2540M is 35 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Pentium Gold G6505T Characteristic Intel Core i5-2540M
35 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 35 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
25 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Pentium Gold G6505T has 4.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 14 nm. The cache of Intel Core i5-2540M is at 3.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 32 nm.

Intel Pentium Gold G6505T Characteristic Intel Core i5-2540M
14 nm Technology 32 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, AVX
LGA 1200 Socket BGA 1023
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2021 Release date Q1/2011
90 $ Release price 269 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Pentium Gold G6505T (100%)
Intel Core i5-2540M (70%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Pentium Gold G6505T (100%)
Intel Core i5-2540M (67%)

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 Pentium Gold G6505T Intel Pentium Gold G6505T
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
910 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2540M Intel Core i5-2540M
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
615 (68%)

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 Pentium Gold G6505T Intel Pentium Gold G6505T
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2002 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2540M Intel Core i5-2540M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1414 (71%)

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 Pentium Gold G6505T Intel Pentium Gold G6505T
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
788 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2540M Intel Core i5-2540M
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
559 (71%)

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 Pentium Gold G6505T Intel Pentium Gold G6505T
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1745 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2540M Intel Core i5-2540M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1216 (70%)

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 Pentium Gold G6505T Intel Pentium Gold G6505T
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.10 GHz
422 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2540M Intel Core i5-2540M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250 (59%)

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 Pentium Gold G6505T Intel Pentium Gold G6505T
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3860 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2540M Intel Core i5-2540M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2326 (60%)

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 Pentium Gold G6505T Intel Pentium Gold G6505T
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-2540M Intel Core i5-2540M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
723 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Pentium Gold G6505T Intel Core i5-2540M
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