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Intel Celeron N4000

Intel Celeron N4000

The Intel Celeron N4000 is a dual-core SoC primarily for inexpensive notebooks and was announced late 2017. It runs at 1.1-2.6 GHz (Single Core Burst, Multi Core Burst maxes out at 2.5 GHz) and is based on the Gemini Lake platform. Similar to the Apollo Lake predecessor, the chip is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFETs but offers slightly improved processor cores, double the amount of L2 cache, a smaller package, a new generation of monitor outputs (Gen 10) and a partly integrated WiFi chip. Besides two CPU cores, the chip also includes a DirectX 12 capable GPU as well as a DDR4/LPDDR4 memory controller (dual-channel, up to 2400 MHz). The SoC is not replaceable as it is directly soldered to the mainboard.

Architecture

The processor architecture was slightly reworked and is now called Goldmont Plus. It features an increased level 2 cache (to 4 MB). That means the per-clock-performance should be a bit better, but not near the Core CPUs like Kaby Lake Y.

Performance

The CPU performance of the Celeron N4000 is thanks to the slightly revised CPU architecture and the 200 MHz higher boost clock slightly better than the old Celeron N3350 (2 cores 1.1 - 2.4 GHz, 2 MB L2, Apollo Lake). Compared to the more expensive Core Y processors, especially the single thread performance is much lower in the Gemini Lake based SoCs. Still for basic tasks like office suits, browsing with light multitasking the processor performance should be fine.

GPU Performance

The UHD Graphics 600 (Gemini Lake) is based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which supports DirectX 12 and is also used for the Kaby Lake / Skylake / Apollo Lake graphics adapters (like HD Graphics 520). Equipped with 12 EUs and a clock of up to 650 MHz, the performance should be roughly on par with the older HD Graphics 500 (Apollo Lake).

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 4.8 Watts – Scenario Design Power). The chip can therefore be cooled passively in theory, but SKUs with fans are possible as well.

SeriesIntel Gemini Lake
CodenameGemini Lake
Series: Gemini Lake Gemini Lake
Intel Pentium Silver N5030 compare2000 - 3100 MHz4 / 4
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Intel Celeron J4005 compare2000 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 compare1100 - 2700 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N4120 compare1100 - 2600 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N4100 compare1100 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N4020 compare1100 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
» Intel Celeron N40001100 - 2600 MHz2 / 2
Clock Rate1100 - 2600 MHz
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketFCBGA1090
FeaturesIntel UHD Graphics 600 (12 EUs, 200 - 650 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 600 (200 - 650 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$107 U.S.
Announcement Date12/11/2017
Product Link (external)Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4000

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
20.3 pt (22%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 121     avg: 133     median: 138 (49%)     max: 139 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 65     avg: 70.3     median: 70.9 (59%)     max: 75 Points
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
0.8 fps (38%)
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3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1638     avg: 1713     median: 1712.5 (43%)     max: 1787 points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 431     avg: 434     median: 433.5 (52%)     max: 436 Points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 797     avg: 802     median: 801.5 (31%)     max: 806 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2306.2     avg: 2382     median: 2381.6 (4%)     max: 2457 ms
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