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Intel Celeron N3060

Intel 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).

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

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.

Graphics

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).

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 N30601600 - 2480 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N3050 (compare)1600 - 2160 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N3000 (compare)1040 - 2080 MHz2 / 2
Clock Rate1600 - 2480 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 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
GPUIntel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) (320 - 700 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$107 U.S.
Announcement Date04/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Celeron N3060

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 68     avg: 71.3     median: 71.5 (2%)     max: 74 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 36     avg: 37.8     median: 38 (18%)     max: 39 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 0.8     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (3%)     max: 0.86 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.41     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (19%)     max: 0.46 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1216     avg: 1252.7     median: 1267 (15%)     max: 1275 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 2256     avg: 2351.7     median: 2397 (5%)     max: 2402 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
3426 Points (5%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1361.2 seconds (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
5.5 fps (4%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
27.5 Seconds (6%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1566.1 Seconds (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 918     avg: 995     median: 993 (6%)     max: 1076 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 10498     avg: 11006.5     median: 11006.5 (14%)     max: 11515 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 668     avg: 735     median: 735 (2%)     max: 802 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
1124 Points (4%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
6555 Points (3%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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