Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Entry-Level Laptop Processor

With its two cores, two computing treads per core, 2.3GHz clock speed, and 2 Megabytes of cache, the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U is an entry-level laptop processor. You can find it in affordable notebook PC models.

Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Benchmark

Intel Pentium 5405U Benchmark

Benchmarks show that the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U is faster than many of the other comparable entry-class laptop CPUs, such as some other Pentiums, Intel Celeron, or AMD A-series chips. The Pentium 5405U ranking indicates the chip can provide satisfactory performance for the daily computing tasks. It is a decent CPU for the day-to-day computing activities like web surf in multiple browser tabs, work on MS Office-type documents, and media playback. But to ensure a completely smooth operation during these activities, one should get a lower-mid-range or batter processor, such as the current 8th Gen Intel Core i3 and i5 U series, or AMD Ryzen. Furthermore, if your daily computing routine includes some heavier stuff like video editing, its worth investing in a laptop with a better processor than the Pentium series.

The negative side of the Pentium Gold 5405U when compared to a typical entry-level chip is its power consumption of 15 Watts. Other entry laptop processors typically consume around 5 Watts. For instance, the 4415Y from the Pentium Gold Y series consumes 6 Watts.

The 5405U features the Intel UHD 610 integrated graphics, as opposed to somewhat faster UHD 620 you can find in the current mainstream 8th Gen Intel Core series chips. However, both of these integrated graphics solutions provide very basic performance for gaming and other graphics-related tasks. To make gaming on the Pentium Gold 5405U with UHD 610 worse, most (if not all) laptops with the chipset feature only a single RAM slot. So, you can’t have dual-channel RAM which helps a lot with gaming performance.

Note: Performance and benchmark scores of the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U may vary depending on the notebook's other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, benchmark results are good indicators of its performance in comparison to other chips.

Specifications of the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U:

Processor Name Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
CPU Family Intel Pentium "Whiskey Lake"
Number of Cores Dual-core / 2 computing threads per core
CPU Clock Speed 2.3 GHz
Cache Size 2MB
Memory Support DDR3 (1866 MHz max. speed)

DDR4 (2133 MHz max. speed)
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD 610
Power Consumption 15W
Production Technology 14-nanometer
Notable Technologies Intel HyperThreading (enables two computing threads per physical processor core)

Intel QuickSync Video (speeds up conversion of video files)

Virtualization (allows the processor to run multiple virtual platforms)
Typical Use Affordable laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
Year of Release 2019

Written by Dan on June 17, 2019

User Reviews and Q&A on the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U

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  1. Question


    Can I play dishonored and splinter cell And AC with this(Not a heavy gamer)

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    Can this cpu work enigneering software?

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    • Dan

      Hi, what software in particular? Generally, this processor isn’t aimed at heavy computing. It’s able to run programs like Autocad, but not as smooth as the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, which I can recommend for engineering programs.

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