Intel Celeron 2981U vs Intel Celeron 2955U

Intel Celeron 2981U

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The Intel Celeron 2981U is an entry level, ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz which has been presented in Q1 2014. It is based on the Haswell architecture and manufactured in 22nm. Compared to the Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, many features like Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, AVX and AES-NI are deactivated. In contrast to the very similar Celeron 2980U, the 2981U supports Wireless Display (WiDi) as well as Quick Sync.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving performance per clock by almost 10 percent.

The performance of the Celeron 2981U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Celeron 1037U, which is based on Ivy Bridge. The CPU has sufficient power for most office and multimedia purposes.

The integrated HD Graphics (Haswell) offers 10 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). However, the HD Graphics (Haswell) is significantly slower than the HD Graphics 4400 and HD Graphics 5000 of other Haswell ULV models.

The Celeron 2981U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

Intel Celeron 2955U

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The Intel Celeron 2955U is an entry level, ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz which has been presented in fall 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and manufactured in 22nm. Compared to the Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, many features like Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, AVX and AES-NI are deactivated.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving performance per clock by almost 10 percent.

The performance of the Celeron 2955U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Celeron 1007U, which is based on Ivy Bridge. The CPU has sufficient power for simple office and multimedia purposes.

The integrated HD Graphics (Haswell) offers 10 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz (clocks not confirmed yet), making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). However, the HD Graphics (Haswell) is significantly slower than the HD Graphics 4400 and HD Graphics 5000 of other Haswell ULV models.

The Celeron 2955U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

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Series: Celeron Haswell
Intel Celeron 2970M compare2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2950M compare2000 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Celeron 2981U1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2980U compare1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2957U compare1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2955U1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2961Y compare1100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2970M compare2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2950M compare2000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2981U1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2980U compare1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2957U compare1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
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Intel Celeron 2961Y compare1100 MHz2 / 22 MB
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Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 2955U +
1.1 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 2955U +
0.6 Points (24%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 2955U +
2069 Points (21%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 2955U +
4000 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 2955U +
5117 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 2955U +
2666 Points (23%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 2955U +
1693 seconds (20%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 2955U +
53.2 seconds (11%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 2955U +
1054 KB/s (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 2955U +
7.5 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 2955U +
40.7 fps (14%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 2955U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 2955U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 2955U +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 2955U +
1520 Points (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 2955U +
27 Seconds (6%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 2955U +
58.9 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 2955U +
1322 Seconds (6%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 2955U +
23260 MIPS (11%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 2955U +
10310 MFLOPS (8%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 2955U +
5.5 points (71%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 2955U +
3854 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 2955U +
1604 points (7%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 2955U +
10956 Points (7%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 2955U +
1002 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 2955U +
1343 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 2955U +
4412 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 2955U +
3615 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 2955U +
2343 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 2955U +
2104 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 2955U +
2720 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 2955U +
2220 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 2955U +
1277 Points (26%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 2955U +
2564 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 2955U +
min: 345.1     avg: 383     median: 347.4 (4%)     max: 455.3 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 2955U +
min: 8758     avg: 10383     median: 10383 (20%)     max: 12008 Points

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