Intel Core i3-8121U vs Intel Pentium Gold 7505

Compare Intel 2 core CPU vs Intel Pentium Gold Series 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

30 %
31 %
3% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

51 %
55 %
7% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

24 %
Identical
24 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

23 %
Identical
23 %

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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
Identical
2

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
Identical
15 W

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

595th of 1,326
578th of 1,326

Family

The product line

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Pentium Gold Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2018
November 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

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DDR4-3200

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

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No

Core i3-8121U vs Pentium Gold 7505 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Pentium Gold 7505 beats the Core i3-8121U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i3-8121U in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads.

Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Pentium Gold 7505 over the Core i3-8121U.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Core i3-8121U and the Pentium Gold 7505, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i3-8121U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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