Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Benchmarks and Review

Fujitsu D3544 S Internal Overview Configured
Fujitsu D3544 S Internal Overview Configured

At STH, we test a lot of high-end processors. The Intel Pentium Silver J5005 is certainly not one of them. This small quad-core processor is a 10W TDP part that includes a GPU as well. Frequencies are modest by modern standards. All of that is easily forgotten given the context of this being a 10W TDP part. In that thermal envelope, it has a lot to offer. Our review is going to focus on how it compares to other embedded compute options.

Key stats for the Intel Pentium Silver J5005: 4 cores / 4 threads and 1.5GHz base clock and 2.8GHz turbo boost with 4MB cache. The CPU features a 10W TDP. This is a $161 list price part which is very reasonable for this level of performance in today’s market. The biggest limitation is that these only include 6 PCIe lanes, and two SATA III ports, severely limiting connectivity. Here is the ARK page with the feature set.

Here is what the lscpu output looks like for the chips:

Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Lscpu
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Lscpu

The Intel Pentium Silver J5005 is considered a “Goldmont+” core design while the Denverton Intel Atom C3000 chips use Goldmont. Both are produced on 14nm Intel process.

Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Test Configuration

Since this is a BGA part affixed to its motherboard, we are testing this in an industrial embedded platform from Fujitsu, the Fujitsu D3543-S3.

  • Motherboard: Fujitsu D3543-S3
  • CPU: Intel Pentium Silver J5005
  • RAM: 1x 4GB DDR4-2666V SODIMM running at 2400MHz
  • SSD: Innodisk 128GB M.2

Our platform is extremely compact, and the best part is that it is fanless even in a fairly wide temperature range.

Fujitsu D3544 S Internal Overview Configured
Fujitsu D3544 S Internal Overview Configured

With dual 1GbE NICs, room for an M.2 SSD and a Bluetooth/ Wi-Fi M.2 card and the Intel Pentium Silver J5005 onboard this is a compact platform that can be deployed almost anywhere.

Next, we are going to take a look at our Intel Pentium Silver J5005 benchmarks, we are then going to focus on power consumption then conclude with our final words on the processors.


  1. Patrick, why do you always write “Python Linux 4.4.2 Kernel Compile Benchmark”? What does python have to do with compiling the Linux kernel?

  2. Hi Marcelo B. This is the second version of our Linux Kernel Compile benchmark that was one of the first ones we launched via a Python setup script. It is just a label to differentiate this versus our older one.

  3. @ Author,

    The $161 is basically a placeholder for CPUs like these. The Asrock J5005 motherboard with the J5005 chip integrated costs $119 in Newegg, which is same as what the i3 8100 goes for at the same site.

    Consumer level tests show 30-40% gain over the Goldmont predecessor due to significant uarch changes. I’m surprised the gain is less compared to the C3558.

  4. Any idea where to get about 3 dozens of these?
    cant seem to find it online, the websites that list this restrict buyers to their customers and i can’t even register.


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