Intel Celeron N3060
The Intel Celeron N3060 is a low-end dual-core SoC for notebooks, which has been presented in April 2015. It is clocked at 1.6 - 2.48 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 architecture Bay Trail (e.g. Celeron N2840). The N3060 is successor (refresh) to the Celeron N3050 and compared to it it offers a improved Turbo clock rate (2.48 vs 2.1 GHZ).
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.
Depending on the cooling of the SoC, the Boost clock rate of 2.48 can be held for longer periods and therefore leading to a faster performance as the older Celeron N3050 that can only reach 2.16 GHz. 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 400 (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. Although featuring a different name, the GPU was not changed from the N3050 (named HD Graphics alone).
The entire SoC is rated at an TDP of 6 watts (SDP 4 watts). Thus, the chip can be cooled passively.
|Clock Rate||1600 - 2480 MHz|
|Level 2 Cache||2048 KB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||2 / 2|
|Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||6 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||14 nm|
|Max. Temperature||90 °C|
|Features||Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell, 12 EUs, 320 - 700 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|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) (320 - 700 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$107 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Celeron N3060|