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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).


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.


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.


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

Series: Celeron Braswell

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Intel Celeron N3060 compare1.6 - 2.48 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Celeron N3050 « 1.6 - 2.16 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Celeron N3000 compare1.04 - 2.08 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock Rate1600 - 2160 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature90 °C
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


Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 48     avg: 61.2     median: 62.5 (1%)     max: 66 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 28     avg: 33.1     median: 34 (10%)     max: 35 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 627     avg: 899     median: 932 (3%)     max: 1004 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 6036     avg: 8777     median: 9090 (6%)     max: 9395 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 509     avg: 715     median: 737.5 (2%)     max: 748 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 4926     avg: 5391     median: 5082.5 (6%)     max: 7633 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 378.8     avg: 407.1     median: 406.4 (4%)     max: 444.5 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 4059     avg: 6704     median: 7291 (8%)     max: 7545 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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