Intel Pentium Gold 6405U Budget Laptop Processor

The Intel Pentium Gold 6405U is a budget-oriented dual-core laptop processor. It’s a cheaper alternative to the widely used mid-range Intel Core series. But the Pentium Gold 6405U doesn’t lag a lot behind the Intel Core series when it comes to the daily computing tasks of the average home and office user, like web browsing or text and spreadsheet document editing. It enables easy completion of these tasks. However, if you regularly do heavier duties like video creation or professional photo editing and you are a heavy multi-tasker, the more popular quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 or six-core AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 series are the way to go.

The Pentium Gold 6405U isn’t a good processor for 3D gaming, since it features the basic Intel UHD series integrated graphics. The same graphics processor with a bit higher clock speeds is used in select 10th Gen Intel Core U-series processors. They have a slight edge over the Pentium in this department, but generally perform similar – noticeably slower than integrated graphics of the Intel Core G-series CPUs and much slower than dedicated video cards like those from the Nvidia GeForce series.

Intel Pentium Gold 6405U Benchmark

Intel Pentium Gold 6405U Benchmark

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 6405U 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 6405U

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Pentium Gold 6405U:

Processor Name Intel Pentium Gold 6405U
CPU Family Intel "Comet Lake"
Number of Cores Dual-core / 2 computing threads per core
CPU Clock Speed 2.4GHz
Cache Size 2MB
Memory Support DDR3 (2133 MHz max. speed)

DDR4 (2400 MHz max. speed)
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD
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

Published on February 20, 2020

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