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Intel Core i3-N300

Intel i3-N300

The Intel Core i3-N305 is an entry-level mobile CPU for thin and light laptops from the Alder Lake-N series. It was announced in early 2023 and offers no performance cores and 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The chip does not support HyperThreading and clocks with up to 3.8 GHz (single core, 3 GHz all core Turbo). The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compare to the Core i7-6700HQ). All cores can use up to 6 MB L3-cache. 

Performance

The performance depends on the cooling and TDP settings and should be somewhere similar to the old  Alder Lake Pentium 8500 (1 performance core, 4 efficiency cores, max. 4.4 GHz and 8 MB L3-cache). The multi-threaded performance should be quite good with the 8 cores but will suffer due to the low TDP. Single thread performance will suffer due to the missing P-cores and relatively low boost clock speeds.

Features

The Alder Lake-N chips only support single channel memory with up to DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 or LPDDR5-4800. The chip also supports Quick Sync and AV1 decoding (most likely same engine as in Alder Lake). Furthermore, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 are partly integrated (but no Thunderbolt). External chips can be connected via PCIe Gen3 x9 (via the PCH).

The integrated graphics adapter is based on the Xe-architecture and offersall 32 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 1.25 GHz. In addition to the single channel memory, the gaming performance is very limited of the iGPU.

Power consumption

The i3 has a base power consumption of 7 W and is therefore even suited for fanless cooling. The CPU is built with a further improved 10nm SuperFin process at Intel (called Intel 7).

SeriesIntel Alder Lake-N
CodenameAlder Lake-N

Series: Alder Lake-N Alder Lake-N

Intel Core i3-N305 compare1.8 - 3.8 GHz8 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-N300 « - 3.8 GHz8 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N200 compare1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N97 compare - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N95 compare - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N100 compare1 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N50 compare1 - 3.4 GHz2 / 2 cores6 MB L3
Clock Rate <=3800 MHz
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
8 x 3.8 GHz Intel Crestmont E-Core
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)7 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
GPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs (Rocket Lake) ( - 1250 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/03/2023
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
20 pt (28%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
416 Points (3%)
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HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
3.2 fps (6%)
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Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
33.2 s (7%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
22.2 Watt (4%)
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
14.7 Watt (10%)
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