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Intel Processor N50

Intel N50

The Intel Processor N50 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 2 of the 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The chip does not support HyperThreading and clocks with up 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. 


The performance is clearly lower than the Processor N100 (4 cores, 3.4 GHz) due to the reduced core count. The single thread performance however, should be similar. Compared to older processors, the N50 should be comparable to dual core Skylake based CPUs like the Intel Core m3-8100Y (2x 3.4 GHz, 5W).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 16 of the 32 EUs (Execution Units) operating at only up to 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 N50 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 compare1 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N50 « 1 - 3.4 GHz2 / 2 cores6 MB L3
Clock Rate1000 - 3400 MHz
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
2 x 3.4 GHz Intel Gracemont E-Core
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
GPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) ( - 750 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date01/03/2023
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Other CPUs of the series Alder Lake-N

» Intel Core i3-N305
   8x 1.8 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i3-N300
   8x - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Processor N200
   4x 1 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Intel Processor N97
   4x - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Processor N95
   4x - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Processor N100
   4x 1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Processor N50
   2x 1 GHz - 3.4 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
   8x 2.4 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-6100U
   2x 2.3 GHz
+ Intel Core i3-4110M
   2x 2.6 GHz
+ Intel Core m3-7Y32
   2x 1 GHz - 3 GHz
+ Intel Core m3-8100Y
   2x 1.1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Processor N50
   2x 1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y
   2x 1.1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- AMD FX-9800P
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
- AMD PRO A12-9800B
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
- Intel Core i5-2450M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
- Intel Core i7-3517U
   2x 1.9 GHz - 3 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2023-02- 4)