Intel Pentium Gold G5420 Benchmarks and Review A Cheap Server CPU

The Intel Pentium Gold G5420 is a great CPU possibly from a bygone era. In 2020, it is still considered a modern CPU but with many features missing. While this is a “Coffee Lake” generation CPU, it is heavily de-featured. In our review, we are going to discuss the trade-offs made for this sub $65 part. While many will review this chip as a potential desktop part, we are going to take a look at it in the context of a server chip.

Key stats for the Intel Pentium Gold G5420: 2 cores / 4 threads with a 3.8GHz base clock and no turbo boost. There is 4MB of onboard cache. The CPU features a 54W TDP. These are $64 list price parts. Here is the Intel Ark page for your reference.

Here is the lscpu output for the Pentium Gold G5420:

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