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Intel Celeron N3450

The Intel Celeron N3450 is a quad-core SoC primarily for inexpensive notebooks and was announced mid 2016. It runs at 1.1-2.2 GHz (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 four 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).

Architecture

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).

Performance

The CPU performance of the Celeron N3450 with 4 CPU cores and a clock between 1.1-2.2 GHz should depend a lot on the cooling solution. If the chip can maintain its Boost clock, the N3450 should be about 15-20 percent faster than the old N3710 (Braswell) and compete with an AMD A4-7210. This means the processor is perfectly suited for daily tasks (office, browsing) as well as moderate multi-tasking.

GPU Performance

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 like Counter-Strike: GO or Diablo 3 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).

Power Consumption

Similar to the predecessor, Intel specifies the TDP with 6 Watts (SDP 4 Watts – Scenario Design Power). The chip can therefore be cooled passively in theory, but SKUs with fans are possible as well.

SeriesIntel Celeron
CodenameApollo Lake
Series: Celeron Apollo Lake
» Intel Celeron N34501100 - 2200 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N3350 (compare)1100 - 2400 MHz2 / 2
Clock Rate1100 - 2200 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCBGA1296
FeaturesIntel HD Graphics 500 (12 EUs, 200 - 700 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
GPUIntel HD Graphics 500 (200 - 700 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$107 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2016
Product Link (external)Intel Celeron N3450

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 128     avg: 146.8     median: 143 (7%)     max: 167 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 36     avg: 44     median: 44.5 (22%)     max: 48 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.63     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (8%)     max: 2.1 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.47     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (23%)     max: 0.59 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1219     avg: 1361.7     median: 1415 (19%)     max: 1451 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3956     avg: 4318     median: 3959 (8%)     max: 5039 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 21.144     avg: 22.3     median: 22.3 (4%)     max: 23.47 seconds
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.146     avg: 0.2     median: 0.1 (9%)     max: 0.147 GB/s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 27.452     avg: 30.8     median: 30.8 (7%)     max: 34.2 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 61.176     avg: 67.6     median: 67.6 (3%)     max: 74 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1780     avg: 1980.3     median: 1925 (12%)     max: 2291 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 15289     avg: 16256     median: 16256 (23%)     max: 17223 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1364     avg: 1433     median: 1433 (4%)     max: 1502 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1952     avg: 2028.5     median: 2028.5 (9%)     max: 2105 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
6372 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3821     avg: 3953     median: 3953 (14%)     max: 4085 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1385     avg: 1422     median: 1422 (25%)     max: 1459 Points
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