Intel Celeron N5100 vs Intel Celeron N5095
Intel Celeron N5100► remove from comparison
The Intel Celeron N5100 is a quad-core SoC of the Jasper Lake series that is primarily intended for inexpensive notebooks and was announced in early 2021. The four Tremont CPU cores clock between 1.1 and 2.8 GHz (single core Burst) and offer no HyperThreading (SMT). The N5100 uses 1.5 MB L2 and 4 MB L3 cache. The chip is manufactured in 10nm at Intel (most likely in the same process as Ice Lake).
The processor architecture is called Tremont and a complete redesign compared to the old Golmont Plus cores in the predecessor. According to Intel, the single thread performance of a core could be improved by 30% on average (10 - 80% in all tests of SPECint and SPECfp).
In addition to the quad-core CPU block, the SoC integrates a 24 EU Intel UHD Graphics GPU clocked from 350 - 800 MHz and a LPDDR4(x) dual channel memory controller (up to 16 GB and 2933 MHz). The chip now also partly integrates Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 8 PCIe 3.0 lanes, 14 USB 2.0/ 3.2 ports and two SATA 6.0 ports. The package got bigger and measures 35 x 24 mm (compared to 25 x 24 mm for the N5030 e.g.). The SoC is directly soldered to the mainboard (BGA) and can't be easily replaced.
Thanks to the new CPU architecture, the performance of the N5100 should be slightly faster compared to the old Pentium N5030. The Pentium N6000 however offers clearly higher clock speeds and also a faster gPU. However, it should still lag behind modern Core processors of the Tiger Lake generation. Therefore, the CPU is intended for basic tasks like office suits, web browsing with moderate multitasking.
Similar to the predecessor, Intel specifies the TDP with 6 Watts (SDP 4.8 Watts – Scenario Design Power). The chip can therefore be cooled passively in theory, but SKUs with fans are possible as well.
Intel Celeron N5095► remove from comparison
The Intel Celeron N5095 is a quad-core SoC of the Jasper Lake product family designed for affordable SFF desktops and laptops. The Celeron was announced in early 2021. It features four Tremont CPU cores running at 2 GHz (base clock speed) Boosting up to 2.9 GHz (single-core Boost) with 1.5 MB of L2 and 4 MB of L3 cache but no thread-doubling Hyper-Threading support. An N5095 is manufactured on the first-gen 10 nm Intel process not unlike the Ice Lake-U Core i3/i5/i7 processors. The faster Celeron N5105 is notable for being more energy efficient (10 W TDP vs the 15 W of the N5095) yet featuring a faster iGPU (24 EUs versus 16 EUs; clocked 50 MHz higher, too).
The Tremont architecture brings many improvements over the outgoing Goldmont architecture used in the Pentium N5030 and so many other N-series CPUs. According to Intel, the single thread performance has seen an up to 30% increase (+10% to +80% in SPECint and SPECfp depending on the test).
While the older N-series Celerons and Pentiums had to be content with up to 8 GB of DDR4-2400, an N5095 is officially compatible with up to 16 GB of DDR4-2933 or LPDDR4x-2933 dual-channel RAM. The Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) support is partially baked into the chip. An N5095 supports up to 8 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes, up to 14 USB 2.0/3.2 ports and up to two SATA III ports. The Jasper Lake processor package is larger compared to the Gemini Lake processors (35 x 24 mm vs. 25 x 24 mm). An N5095 gets soldered straight to the motherboard (BGA1338 socket) and is bot user-replaceable.
Boost sustainability depends a lot on the cooling system performance as well as the TDP settings. An N5095 should be slightly faster than the older Pentium N5030 thanks to the CPU architecture improvements and higher wattage. An Athlon 3050e is likely to be significantly slower than the Celeron, too. The Pentium N6000 on the other hand has higher clock speeds and a faster iGPU so it will be able to outshine the Celeron in most workloads. We expect the Celeron to lag behind quad-core Core i3/i5/i7 processors of Tiger Lake-U and Ice Lake-U families, either, despite the architectural improvements. All in all, the CPU will struggle with anything but the basic tasks such as word processing and web browsing.
In addition to the four CPU cores, the CPU features the DirectX 12-capable UHD Graphics (16 EUs) iGPU clocked at 450 MHz to 750 MHz. We expect the graphics adapter to be on par with the UHD Graphics 620. While not a gaming GPU by any stretch of imagination, the UHD Graphics is capable of driving up to 3 displays with resolutions up to 4096x2160. It will have little trouble HW-decoding the AVC, HEVC, VP9 video streams but not the AV1.
The N-series Celeron and Pentium processors tend to have a 6 W TDP. An N5095 however has a 15 Watt TDP not unlike the faster U-series Core i3/i5/i7 processors. Performance sustainability is likely to be an issue in passively-cooled setups which could make the CPU unpopular among the laptop/tablet manufacturers.
|Intel Celeron N5100||Intel Celeron N5095|
|Intel Jasper Lake||Intel Jasper Lake|
|Jasper Lake||Jasper Lake|
|Series: Jasper Lake Jasper Lake|
|1100 - 2800 MHz||2000 - 2900 MHz|
|1.5 MB||1.5 MB|
|4 MB||4 MB|
|4 / 4||4 / 4|
|105 °C||105 °C|
|Intel UHD Graphics (24 EUs, 350 - 800 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 16 GB Dual-Channel LPDDR4x-2933||Intel UHD Graphics (16 EUs, 450 - 750 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 16 GB Dual-Channel LPDDR4x-2933|
|iGPU||Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU) (350 - 800 MHz)||Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU) (450 - 750 MHz)|
|Intel Jasper Lake Celeron N5100||Intel Jasper Lake Celeron N5095|