Intel Celeron 2955U

Intel 2955U

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.

SeriesIntel Celeron
Series: Celeron Haswell
Intel Celeron 2970M (compare)2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2950M (compare)2000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2981U (compare)1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2980U (compare)1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2957U (compare)1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Celeron 2955U1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2961Y (compare)1100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Clock Rate1400 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
FeaturesHD Graphics (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Haswell) (200 - 1000 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date10/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Celeron 2955U


wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1692.9 seconds (20%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
53.2 seconds (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
7.5 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
40.7 fps (15%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
10310 MFLOPS (8%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 345     avg: 382.6     median: 347 (4%)     max: 455 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 8758     avg: 10383     median: 10383 (20%)     max: 12008 Points
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