Intel Celeron J3355
The Intel Celeron J3355 is a dual-core SoC primarily for inexpensive notebooks and was announced in late 2016. It runs at 2 - 2.5 GHz (Single Core Burst) and is based on the Apollo Lake platform. Similar to the Braswell predecessor, the chip is manufactured in a 14 nm process (P1273) with FinFETs. Besides two CPU cores, the chip also includes a DirectX 12 capable GPU as well as a DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR4 memory controller (dual-channel, up to 1866/2400 MHz).
For the first time in a couple of years, Intel completely reworked the CPU architecture of the Atom series. The manufacturer advertises performance gains of roughly 30 percent, but does not reveal any specifics about the individual changes. The new Goldmont architecture should therefore be roughly on par with AMD's Beema/Carrizo-L APUs in terms of per-MHz performance, but it still far behind the more expensive Core CPUs (like Skylake / Kaby Lake).
The CPU performance of the Celeron J3355 is slightly better than the lower power Celeron N3350 and less depending on the cooling solution. This means the processor is only suited for light daily tasks (office, browsing).
The HD Graphics 500 (Apollo Lake) is based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which supports DirectX 12 and is also used for the Kaby Lake / Skylake graphics adapters (like HD Graphics 520). Equipped with 12 EUs and a clock of up to 700 MHz, the performance should be roughly on par with the older HD Graphics (Braswell). This means only older and simpler titles will run smoothly.
The chip also includes an advanced video engine with hardware support for the playback of VP9 and H.265 material (8-bit color-depth).
The Celeron J3355 is specified at 10 Watt TDP and therefore 4 Watts higher than the slightly slower Celeron N3350.
|Series: Celeron Apollo Lake|
|Clock Rate||2000 - 2500 MHz|
|Level 2 Cache||2 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||2 / 2|
|Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||10 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||14 nm|
|Max. Temperature||105 °C|
|Features||Intel HD Graphics 500 (12 EUs, 200 - 650 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR3L-1866/LPDDR3-1866/LPDDR4-2400 , 8x USB 3.0, 6x PCIe 2.0, 2x SATA 6.0 Gbit/s|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics 500 (250 - 700 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$107 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Celeron J3355|