Intel Core i7-860 vs Intel Pentium Silver J5040

Compare Intel Core 4 core CPU vs Intel Pentium Silver Series 4 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

15 %
21 %
40% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

24 %
37 %
54% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

13 %
16 %
23% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

12 %
15 %
25% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
40% slightly higher clock speed
2 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
10 W
850% significantly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

166% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

16 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
8 GiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

951st of 1,337
798th of 1,337


The product line

Pentium Silver Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2009
November 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-860 vs Pentium Silver J5040 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Pentium Silver J5040 beats the Core i7-860 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-860 in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i7-860 has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-860 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Pentium Silver J5040. The Pentium Silver J5040 outputs less heat than Core i7-860 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i7-860 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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