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Intel Celeron N4100

Intel Celeron N4100

The Intel Celeron N4100 is a quad-core SoC primarily for inexpensive notebooks and was announced late 2017. It runs at 1.1-2.4 GHz (Single Core Burst, Multi Core Burst max 2.3 GHz) and is based on the Gemini Lake platform. Similar to the Apollo Lake predecessor, the chip is manufactured on 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 four 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 average N4100 in our database directly competes with AMD's 3020e and 3050e dual-core, energy-efficient, Zen-based processors in multi-thread performance. Intel Core m3-8100Y and Intel Celeron 6305 are close nearby, too. Routinely described as "entry-level" in 2019 and 2020, Celeron N4120 is a slow processor, ready to handle just the most basic tasks such as web browsing with no more than two or three tabs open at the same time.

Graphics

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 700 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

Celeron N4100 has a default TDP of 6 W (also known as PL1), making it a great option for passively cooled setups.

The fairly old 14 nm process this Celeron is built with makes for so-so, as of mid-2022, energy efficiency.

SeriesIntel Gemini Lake
CodenameGemini Lake

Series: Gemini Lake Gemini Lake

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Clock Rate1100 - 2400 MHz
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketFCBGA1090
FeaturesIntel UHD Graphics 605 (18 EUs, 200 - 700 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 600 (200 - 700 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$107 U.S.
Announcement Date12/11/2017
Product Link (external)Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4100

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
17.6 pt (20%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 161     avg: 205.7     median: 198 (2%)     max: 254 Points
0153045607590105120135150165180195210225240Tooltip
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 0.974     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (3%)     max: 1.5 fps
00.10.30.40.50.70.80.91.11.21.31.51.61.71.922.22.32.42.6Tooltip
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