Intel Celeron N2920 vs Intel Celeron N2840

Intel Celeron N2920

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The Intel Celeron N2920 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks. It is clocked at 1.86 - 2.0 GHz and part of the Bay Trail-M platform. Thanks to the specially optimized 22 nanometer low-power process (P1271) with tri-gate transistors, performance and energy efficiency have been significantly improved compared to previous Intel Atom CPUs.

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the new Silvermont architecture, which is an out-of-order design for the first time. The increased utilization of the pipeline and many other improvements (optimized branch prediction, increased buffers, enhanced decoders) have increased the performance per clock by about 50 percent. At the same time, however, the Hyper-Threading feature of the previous generation has been removed. Other major changes are the support for new instruction set extensions such as SSE 4.1 and 4.2 as well as AES-NI (depending on the model).

Performance

Thanks to the improved performance per clock and the 4 cores, the Celeron N2920 is significantly faster than previous Intel Atoms, e.g. the N2800. On average, the N2920 competes with AMDs Kabini APU A4-5000. For most everyday tasks such as Internet or Office the performance is adequate, but not for complex software or modern games.

Graphics

The HD Graphics (Bay Trail) is based on the Intel Gen7 architecture, which supports DirectX 11 and is also found in the Ivy Bridge series (e.g. HD Graphics 4000). With only 4 EUs (Execution Units) and a relatively low clock speed of up to 844 MHz, the GPU is even slower than the HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). Therefore, only older and less demanding games will run fluently.

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at a TDP of 7.5 watts. Thus, the chip can be used in compact subnotebooks and doesn't require extensive cooling systems.

Intel Celeron N2840

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The Intel Celeron N2840 is a power efficient dual-core SoC for entry-level notebooks. It is clocked at up to 2.58 GHz and part of the Bay Trail-M platform. Thanks to the specially optimized 22 nanometer low-power process (P1271) with tri-gate transistors, performance and energy efficiency have been significantly improved compared to previous Intel Atom CPUs. The N2840 supports Intel Quick Sync and Wireless Display.

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the new Silvermont architecture, which is an out-of-order design for the first time. The increased utilization of the pipeline and many other improvements (optimized branch prediction, increased buffers, enhanced decoders) have increased the performance per clock by about 50 percent. At the same time, however, the Hyper-Threading feature of the previous generation has been removed. Other major changes are the support for new instruction set extensions such as SSE 4.1 and 4.2 as well as AES-NI (depending on the model).

Performance

Thanks to the improved performance per clock, the Celeron N2840 is faster than previous Intel Atoms, e.g. the N2850. Depending on the benchmark, the N2840 competes with older dual core CPUs like the Intel Core 2 Duo series. For simple everyday tasks such as Internet or Office the performance is adequate, but not for complex software or modern games.

Graphics

The graphics unit of Bay Trail is based on the Intel Gen7 architecture, which supports DirectX 11 and is also found in the Ivy Bridge series (e.g. HD Graphics 4000). With only 4 EUs (Execution Units) and a relatively low clock speed of up to 792 MHz, the GPU is even slower than the HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). Therefore, only older and less demanding games will run fluently.

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at a TDP of 7.5 watts. Thus, the chip can be used in compact subnotebooks.

Intel Celeron N2920Intel Celeron N2840
Intel CeleronIntel Celeron
Bay Trail-MBay Trail-M
: Celeron Bay Trail-M
Intel Celeron N2940 compare1.83 - 2.25 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2930 compare1.83 - 2.16 GHz4 / 4
» Intel Celeron N29201.86 - 2 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N28402.16 - 2.58 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2910 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2830 compare2.16 - 2.41 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2820 compare2.17 - 2.39 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2815 compare1.86 - 2.13 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2810 compare2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2808 compare1.58 - 2.25 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2807 compare1.58 - 2.16 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2806 compare1.58 - 2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2805 compare1.46 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2940 compare1.83 - 2.25 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2930 compare1.83 - 2.16 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N29201.86 - 2 GHz4 / 4
» Intel Celeron N28402.16 - 2.58 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2910 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2830 compare2.16 - 2.41 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2820 compare2.17 - 2.39 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2815 compare1.86 - 2.13 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2810 compare2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2808 compare1.58 - 2.25 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2807 compare1.58 - 2.16 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2806 compare1.58 - 2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2805 compare1.46 GHz2 / 2
1860 - 2000 MHz2160 - 2580 MHz
224 KB112 KB
2 MB1 MB
4 / 42 / 2
7.5 7.5
22 22
105 °C105 °C
FCBGA1170FCBGA1170
HD Graphics (Bay Trail, 313 - 844 MHz), Dual-Channel DDR3L-1066 (max. 8 GB), Wireless DisplayHD Graphics (Bay Trail, 313 - 792 MHz), Wireless Display, Quick Sync, Speedstep
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 854 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 792 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$107 U.S.
Intel Celeron N2920Intel Celeron N2840

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 116     avg: 119     median: 118.5 (3%)     max: 121 Points
min: 69     avg: 73.7     median: 76 (2%)     max: 76 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 32     avg: 32.5     median: 32.5 (12%)     max: 33 Points
min: 37     avg: 38.7     median: 38 (14%)     max: 41 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.38     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (3%)     max: 1.47 Points
min: 0.76     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (2%)     max: 0.92 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.37     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (12%)     max: 0.38 Points
min: 0.43     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (14%)     max: 0.45 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1011     avg: 1030     median: 1030 (9%)     max: 1049
min: 1328     avg: 1331     median: 1331 (12%)     max: 1334
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 3434     avg: 3530     median: 3530 (6%)     max: 3626
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 4945     avg: 5095     median: 5094.5 (5%)     max: 5244 Points
min: 2585     avg: 3073     median: 3072.5 (3%)     max: 3560 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
1453 Points (11%)
min: 1471     avg: 1684     median: 1684 (13%)     max: 1897 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 N2920 +
962 s (11%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 N2920 +
32 s (6%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 N2920 +
1728 (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 N2920 +
8.4 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 N2920 +
42.1 fps (12%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 N2920 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 N2920 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 N2920 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1821     avg: 1861     median: 1860.5 (10%)     max: 1900 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 N2920 +
43.7 s (9%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 N2920 +
95 s (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 N2920 +
2035 s (9%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 N2920 +
22880 MIPS (11%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 N2920 +
12360 MFLOPS (9%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 N2920 +
3606 Points (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1485     avg: 1582     median: 1582 (7%)     max: 1679 Points
min: 860     avg: 1028     median: 1072.5 (5%)     max: 1107 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
15979 Points (10%)
min: 6624     avg: 6975     median: 6974.5 (4%)     max: 7325 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 N2840 +
12854 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
1355 Points (3%)
min: 644     avg: 652     median: 651.5 (2%)     max: 659 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 N2920 +
1952 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 N2840 +
1688 (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 N2840 +
957 (20%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 N2840 +
min: 3842.8     avg: 4870     median: 4294.8 (7%)     max: 7094.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 N2840 +
min: 306.9     avg: 493     median: 535 (6%)     max: 663.6 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 N2840 +
741 ms (7%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 N2840 +
min: 4320     avg: 6695     median: 7486 (13%)     max: 8442 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron N2920 → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron N2840 → 82% n=12

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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