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Intel Celeron N3050

Intel N3050

The Intel Celeron N3050 is a low-end dual-core SoC for notebooks, which has been presented in April 2015. It is clocked at 1.6 - 2.16 GHz and part of the Braswell platform. Thanks to its new 14 nanometer low-power process (P1273) with tri-gate transistors, energy efficiency has been significantly improved compared to its predecessor Bay Trail (e.g. Celeron N2840). In addition to the CPU cores, the SoC offers a DirectX 11.2-capable GPU as well as a DDR3L Memory Controller (2x 64 bit, 25.6 GB/s).

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the Airmont architecture, which is basically a slightly modified shrink of the previous Silvermont core. While performance per clock has not been improved, the more efficient 14 nm process leads to a better utilization of the CPU Burst (alias Turbo Boost) and a therefore somewhat higher overall performance.

Performance

Compared to its predecessor Celeron N2815 (1.86 - 2.13 GHz), the N3050 offers an almost identical performance. Using Windows, the CPU is adequate for simple everyday tasks such as light Internet browsing or office applications, but not for complex software or modern games.

Graphics

The HD Graphics (Braswell) is based on the Intel Gen8 architecture, which supports DirectX 11.2 and is also found in the Broadwell series (e.g. HD Graphics 5300). With 12 EUs (Execution Units) and a clock speed of up to 600 MHz, the GPU is almost twice as fast as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail), but still not powerful enough to handle modern 3D games. The GPU also supports 4K/H.265 video acceleration.

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at an TDP of 6 watts (SDP 4 watts). Thus, the chip can be cooled passively.

SeriesIntel Celeron
CodenameBraswell
Series: Celeron Braswell
Intel Celeron N3160 (compare)1600 - 2240 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N3150 (compare)1600 - 2080 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N3060 (compare)1600 - 2480 MHz2 / 2
» Intel Celeron N30501600 - 2160 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N3000 (compare)1040 - 2080 MHz2 / 2
Clock Rate1600 - 2160 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature90 °C
SocketFCBGA1170
FeaturesIntel HD Graphics (Braswell, 12 EUs, 320 - 600 MHz), Wireless Display, Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600 (25,6 GB/s), 5x USB 3.0, 4x PCIe 2.0, 2x SATA 6.0 Gbit/s
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Braswell) (320 - 600 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$107 U.S.
Announcement Date04/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Celeron N3050

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 48     avg: 61.2     median: 62.5 (3%)     max: 66 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 28     avg: 33.1     median: 34 (17%)     max: 35 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 0.72     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (3%)     max: 0.8 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.34     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (18%)     max: 0.41 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 779     avg: 1058.6     median: 1099 (14%)     max: 1134 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 1272     avg: 1984.6     median: 2064 (4%)     max: 2156 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1568     avg: 1572.5     median: 1572.5 (13%)     max: 1577 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 1739.68     avg: 1756.4     median: 1757 (21%)     max: 1772.6 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 52     avg: 54.4     median: 55.2 (11%)     max: 56.127 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 514     avg: 547.8     median: 529 (6%)     max: 619 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 4.7     avg: 4.7     median: 4.7 (3%)     max: 4.77 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 22.98     avg: 24.8     median: 25.5 (11%)     max: 25.8 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.04     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (3%)     max: 0.059 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.063     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (4%)     max: 0.0939 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.337     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (3%)     max: 0.427 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 943     avg: 1149.7     median: 1243 (10%)     max: 1263 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 22     avg: 32.6     median: 33.5 (7%)     max: 41.3 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 61     avg: 82     median: 88 (4%)     max: 91.1 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1566     avg: 1828.6     median: 1896.4 (8%)     max: 1955.8 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 627     avg: 898.9     median: 932 (6%)     max: 1004 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6036     avg: 8777     median: 9090 (6%)     max: 9395 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 509     avg: 714.7     median: 737.5 (2%)     max: 748 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 616     avg: 955.5     median: 1002 (4%)     max: 1015 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1167     avg: 1530.2     median: 1583 (5%)     max: 1619 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 829     avg: 857.1     median: 865 (19%)     max: 874 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4925.8     avg: 5391.2     median: 5082.6 (9%)     max: 7633.2 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 378.8     avg: 407.1     median: 406.4 (10%)     max: 444.5 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 4059     avg: 6704.4     median: 7291 (15%)     max: 7545 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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