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Intel Processor N100

Intel N100

The Intel Processor N100 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 4 of the 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The chip does not support HyperThreading and clocks with 1 to 3.4 GHz. 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 average N100 in our database delivers unimpressive multi-thread benchmark scores that are most similar to those of the Core i3-1115G4. The chip is fast enough for many day-to-day tasks, but not much more than that; the other thing to keep in mind is that of the two N100-toting systems tested by us as of October 2023, both have rather high CPU power limits. The chip will be noticeably slower if limited to just six or seven Watts.

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 offers only 24 of the 32 EUs (Execution Units) operating at only 450 - 750 MHz. Due to the single channel memory, low clock speeds, and low shader count, the gaming performance of the iGPU is very limited.

Power consumption

The N100 has a base power consumption of only 6 W and is therefore 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 compare - 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 « 1 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N50 compare1 - 3.4 GHz2 / 2 cores6 MB L3
Clock Rate1000 - 3400 MHz
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
4 x 3.4 GHz Intel Crestmont E-Core
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA1264
FeaturesDDR4-3200/DDR5-4800/LPDDR5-4800 RAM (sin. chan.), PCIe 3, GNA, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, VMX, SMEP, SMAP, EIST, TM1, TM2, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 24EUs (Alder Lake-N) ( - 750 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$128 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2023
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
26.3 pt (36%)
Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Single Core
min: 60     avg: 60.5     median: 60.5 (42%)     max: 61 Points
Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Multi Core
min: 194     avg: 195     median: 195 (4%)     max: 196 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 2038     avg: 2730     median: 2949.5 (3%)     max: 2983 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 868     avg: 918     median: 930 (40%)     max: 942 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 331     avg: 349.8     median: 355 (39%)     max: 358 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 776     avg: 1042     median: 1126.5 (3%)     max: 1139 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 296     avg: 429.8     median: 472 (3%)     max: 479 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 137     avg: 149.5     median: 153 (46%)     max: 155 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.91     avg: 5     median: 5.2 (7%)     max: 5.99 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.55     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (46%)     max: 1.87 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4604     avg: 4884     median: 4869 (29%)     max: 5179 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 9608     avg: 13384     median: 15207 (11%)     max: 15336 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 14514     avg: 20884     median: 23912 (17%)     max: 24225 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 7171     avg: 7832     median: 8098 (10%)     max: 8227 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 481.652     avg: 536     median: 496.8 (6%)     max: 630.2 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 15.795     avg: 16.5     median: 15.9 (3%)     max: 17.7 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2187     avg: 2330     median: 2372 (4%)     max: 2431 points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 9272     avg: 12249     median: 13216 (8%)     max: 13291 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3449     avg: 3738     median: 3771.5 (45%)     max: 3958 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 21.8     avg: 30.1     median: 33.9 (12%)     max: 34.7 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 105.35     avg: 150.3     median: 172.6 (40%)     max: 173 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 1.99     avg: 3.1     median: 3.4 (6%)     max: 3.49 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.257     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (8%)     max: 0.262 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.531     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (9%)     max: 0.538 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 1992     avg: 2024     median: 2028 (26%)     max: 2052 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 1017     avg: 1174     median: 1043 (7%)     max: 1594 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.822     avg: 0.9     median: 0.8 (18%)     max: 1.039 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4091     avg: 5656     median: 6435 (14%)     max: 6441 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 19.264     avg: 19.4     median: 19.4 (4%)     max: 19.531 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 40.352     avg: 40.5     median: 40.4 (2%)     max: 40.601 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 818.372     avg: 833     median: 818.8 (4%)     max: 862.019 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 9434     avg: 13518     median: 15496 (14%)     max: 15625 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3814     avg: 5623     median: 6095.5 (16%)     max: 6486 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 34828     avg: 45164     median: 49600 (40%)     max: 51063 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 34083     avg: 44999     median: 49495 (40%)     max: 51420 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 50867     avg: 52113     median: 52098 (44%)     max: 53373 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3203     avg: 4282     median: 4615 (12%)     max: 4693 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4589     avg: 6060     median: 6523.5 (12%)     max: 6602 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 1407     avg: 2230     median: 2499 (11%)     max: 2516 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
min: 1070     avg: 1194     median: 1229.5 (37%)     max: 1245 points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
min: 2347     avg: 3012     median: 3208.5 (13%)     max: 3282 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 946     avg: 992     median: 998 (42%)     max: 1018 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2038     avg: 2692     median: 2864 (5%)     max: 2896 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 982     avg: 994     median: 993 (4%)     max: 1008 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2424     avg: 2680     median: 2753 (9%)     max: 2862 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4390     avg: 4458     median: 4467 (45%)     max: 4518 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10938     avg: 11133     median: 11197 (12%)     max: 11264 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1004     avg: 1035     median: 1021.5 (1%)     max: 1093 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 157.3     avg: 175.6     median: 178.9 (37%)     max: 187.4 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 735     avg: 786     median: 785 (30%)     max: 839 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 12.2     avg: 24     median: 27.3 (5%)     max: 29.1 Watt