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Intel Celeron N4000 vs Intel Core i3-7130U

Intel Celeron N4000

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The Intel Celeron N4000 is a dual-core SoC designed for affordable laptops and mini-PCs and was announced late 2017. It runs at 1.1 GHz to 2.6 GHz (Single Core Burst, Multi Core Burst maxes out at 2.5 GHz) and is based on the Gemini Lake platform. Similar to the Apollo Lake predecessor, the chip is manufactured on a 14 nm process with FinFETs but offers slightly improved processor cores, double the amount of L2 cache, all in a smaller package. Partial Wi-Fi 5 support is baked into the chip. Besides two CPU cores, the chip also includes a DirectX 12 capable GPU as well as a DDR4/LPDDR4 memory controller (dual-channel, up to 2400 MHz). The SoC is not replaceable as it is directly soldered to the mainboard.

Architecture

The processor architecture was slightly reworked and is now called Goldmont Plus. It features a larger L2 cache (4 MB). That means the per-clock-performance should be a bit better, but not anywhere near the Core CPUs like Kaby Lake Y.

Performance

The average N4000 in our database only just matches the Core i5-4300Y, a fairly old dual-core processor of nearly the same energy efficiency, in multi-thread performance. In other words, the Celeron is a very slow processor that's good enough for the most basic of tasks only. Expect long load times no matter the app.

Graphics

The UHD Graphics 600 (Gemini Lake) is based on Intel's Generation 9 architecture, which supports DirectX 12 and is also used for the Kaby Lake / Skylake / Apollo Lake graphics adapters (like HD Graphics 520). Equipped with 12 EUs and a clock of up to 650 MHz, the performance should be roughly on par with the older HD Graphics 500 (Apollo Lake).

The chip also includes an advanced video engine with hardware support for the playback of VP9 and H.265 (8-bit color-depth).

Power consumption

Like most other N-class Intel chips, the Celeron N4000 has a 6 W TDP (also known as the long-term power limit). This is not much at all, allowing laptop makers to build passively cooled laptops, tablets, mini-PCs around the chip. The SoC can briefly consume up to 15 W, though, depending on how a system is configured.

Last but not the least, this Celeron is manufactured on one of the old 14 nm Intel processes leading to poor, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

Intel Core i3-7130U

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The Intel Core i3-7130U is a dual-core processor of the Kaby-Lake architecture. It offers two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 GHz (without Turbo Boost) and integrates HyperThreading to work with up to 4 threads at once. The architectural differences are rather small compared to the Skylake generation, therefore the performance per MHz should be very similar. The SoC includes a dual channel DDR4 memory controller and Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics adapter (clocked at 300 MHz to 1,000 MHz). It is manufactured on improved 14 nm Intel process with FinFETs.

Performance

The average 7130U in our database only just matches the Core i5-4310U, a dual-core CPU of similar energy efficiency that launched in 2014, in multi-thread performance. While not as horribly slow as most N-class Intel chips, this Core i3 is unlikely to make a power user happy.

Your mileage may vary depending on how competent the cooling solution of your system is, and how high the CPU power limits are.

Power consumption

This Core i3 series chip has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 15 W. Laptop makers are allowed to significantly reduce that value (7.5 W being the lower limit) resulting in lower clock speeds and lower performance.

Last but not the least, the i3-7130U is manufactured on one of the old 14 nm Intel processes for subpar, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Celeron N4000Intel Core i3-7130U
SeriesIntel Gemini LakeIntel Kaby Lake
CodenameGemini LakeKaby Lake-U
Series: Gemini Lake Gemini Lake
Intel Celeron J4105 compare1.5 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 compare1.1 - 2.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Celeron J4005 compare2 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Celeron J4115 compare1.8 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Celeron N4100 compare1.1 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Celeron N4000 « 1.1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock1100 - 2600 MHz2700 MHz
L2 Cache4 MB512 KB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 4
TDP6 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.105 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1090BGA1356
FeaturesDDR4-2400/LPDDR4-2400 RAM, PCIe 2, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SMEP, SMAP, MPX, EIST, TM1, TM2, Turbo, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SGXDDR3L-1600/LPDDR3-1866/DDR4-2133 RAM, PCIe 3, 4 GT/s bus, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, MPX, EIST, TM1, TM2, Hyper-Threading, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SGX
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 600 (200 - 650 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$107 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com
L1 Cache128 KB
L3 Cache3 MB

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - Celeron N4000
15.2 pt (21%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
160 Points (18%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
273 Points (1%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 121     avg: 132.7     median: 138 (1%)     max: 139 Points
284 Points (2%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 65     avg: 70.3     median: 70.9 (21%)     max: 75 Points
111 Points (33%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1.7 Points (2%)
3.1 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
0.9 Points (22%)
1.3 Points (32%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
2152 Points (13%)
4338 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
4030 Points (3%)
9828 Points (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
1007 s (12%)
568 s (7%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
31.9 s (6%)
18 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
760 Points (1%)
2250 Points (4%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
4114 MIPS (2%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
2298 MIPS (27%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
9.5 fps (3%)
19 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
47.3 fps (11%)
100.2 fps (23%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
0.8 fps (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.1 GB/s (2%)
0.3 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
0.9 GB/s (2%)
1.7 GB/s (4%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
4736 Seconds (33%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
1.7 sec (36%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
2259 Points (5%)
3823 Points (8%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
25.3 s (5%)
14.1 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
57.5 s (2%)
47.1 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1295 s (6%)
744 s (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1638     avg: 1713     median: 1712.5 (5%)     max: 1787 Points
3932 Points (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
36137 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3090 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
1974 Points (4%)
4360 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
1389 Points (16%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 431     avg: 433.5     median: 433.5 (18%)     max: 436 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 797     avg: 802     median: 801.5 (1%)     max: 806 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
434 Points (2%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
791 Points (2%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1862 Points (19%)
3497 Points (35%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
3219 Points (4%)
6792 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
3473 Points (47%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
6782 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
6047 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2829 Points (55%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
6279 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
2972 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8776 Points (71%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
7335 Points (67%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
6043 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
5967 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6548 Points (17%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2306     avg: 2382     median: 2381.5 (3%)     max: 2457 ms
1682 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
446.5 ms (5%)
117.7 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
15679 Points (14%)
21368 Points (19%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 71.2     avg: 78.6     median: 78.6 (16%)     max: 86 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
6152 Points (32%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
22786 Points (49%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
7604 Points (50%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
10205 Points (51%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron N4000 → 100% n=25

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-7130U → 173% n=25

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