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:
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.
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.