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: The benchmark scores of the listed processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U and compared CPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, the benchmark results are good indicators of the processors' performance.

Specifications of the Intel Pentium Gold 5405U

Here are the most important specs 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


Memory Support

DDR3 (1866 MHz max. speed)
DDR4 (2133 MHz max. speed)

Integrated Graphics

Intel UHD 610

Power Consumption


Production Technology


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 operating systems simultaneously using virtual platforms

Typical Use

Affordable laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

Year of Release


Published on June 17, 2019

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

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the processor. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Question


    which editing software is best for this pc/laptop?

  2. Question


    Can this run the sims 4?

    • harder

      no its terrible HARDER

    • Jayden Wilhite

      Actually, It’s okay if you turn down the graphic quality.

  3. Question


    can i play shadow tactics blade of shogun with this

    • Dan

      Hi, it can run the game but it won’t run smoothly. You can expect performance similar to this (the HD 610 graphics performs similar to UHD 610 of the Pentium Gold 5405U):

  4. Question


    Can this run GTA V

    • Dan

      It can be barely playable (if you think around 20 fps is playable at all) on the lowest possible in-game graphics settings and resolution. And that’s in case you have more than 8GB RAM and dual-channel RAM (2x8GB instead of 1x16GB for example). The processor’s Intel UHD 610 graphics is among the weakest on the laptop market.

  5. Question


    Hi, can this CPU run any video editing software and if so, what software is suggested?

    • Dan

      Hi, the Pentium Gold 5405U isn’t an optimal processor for heavy tasks like video editing. It can run all popular video editing software, but performance won’t be as good as on the common Intel Core i5 / i7 or AMD Ryzen 5 / 7, which are better suited for video editing. Especially, if you do 4K UHD videos, which are too heavy for the Pentium. That said, I have used the lightweight Windows Movie Maker on processors similar to the Pentium without problems, for videos in Full HD resolution. But, video exports take noticeably more time than on the current Core i5 / i7, Ryzen 5 / 7.

  6. Question


    Can this cpu run latest adobe photoshop?

    • Dan

      Yes it can, but it isn’t the best performing processor for photoshop. The Pentium Gold 5405U is a decent CPU, but for optimal performance in image editing software I would recommend any of the 10th or 11 Gen Intel Core i5 / i7 series or AMD Ryzen 5 4000 and 5000 series processors.

  7. Question


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

    • Zeth Mccoy

      No, Dishonored is way to much for this cpu

    • Lalhriatpuia Khupchawng

      Dishonored 1 would run fine but not 2

  8. Question


    Can this cpu work enigneering software?

    • 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.