Intel Celeron N2940 vs Intel Celeron N2910

Intel Celeron N2940

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The Intel Celeron N2940 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks. It is clocked at 1.83 - 2.25 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 N2940 supports Quick Sync as well as 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 and the 4 cores, the Celeron N2940 is significantly faster than previous Intel Atoms, e.g. the N2800. Depending on the benchmark, the N2940 is similar to or slightly faster than the AMD 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 313 - 854 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 (4.5 W SDP - Scenario Design Power). Thus, the chip can be used in compact (and sometimes even passively cooled) subnotebooks and tablets.

Intel Celeron N2910

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The Intel Celeron N2910 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks. It is clocked at up to 1.6 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, the Celeron N2910 is significantly faster than previous Intel Atoms, e.g. the N2800. According to our benchmarks, the N2910 competes with AMD Kabini APUs like the A6-1450. 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 756 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 N2940Intel Celeron N2910
Intel CeleronIntel Celeron
Bay Trail-MBay Trail-M
: Celeron Bay Trail-M
» Intel Celeron N29401830 - 2250 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2930 (compare)1830 - 2160 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2920 (compare)1860 - 2000 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2840 (compare)2160 - 2580 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N29101600 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2830 (compare)2160 - 2410 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2820 (compare)2170 - 2390 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2815 (compare)1860 - 2133 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2810 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2808 (compare)1580 - 2250 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2807 (compare)1580 - 2160 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2806 (compare)1580 - 2000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2805 (compare)1460 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N29401830 - 2250 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2930 (compare)1830 - 2160 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2920 (compare)1860 - 2000 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2840 (compare)2160 - 2580 MHz2 / 2
» Intel Celeron N29101600 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N2830 (compare)2160 - 2410 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2820 (compare)2170 - 2390 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2815 (compare)1860 - 2133 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2810 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2808 (compare)1580 - 2250 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2807 (compare)1580 - 2160 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2806 (compare)1580 - 2000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N2805 (compare)1460 MHz2 / 2
1830 - 2250 MHz1600 MHz
224 KB224 KB
2 MB2 MB
4 / 44 / 4
7.5 7.5
22 22
105 °C100 °C
FCBGA1170
HD Graphics (Bay Trail, 313 - 854 MHz), Quick Sync, Wireless Display, Speedstep
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 854 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 756 MHz)
Intel Celeron N2940Intel Celeron N2910

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 89     avg: 111     median: 110.5 (3%)     max: 132 Points
97 Points (2%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 35     avg: 35.5     median: 35.5 (16%)     max: 36 Points
27 Points (12%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.57     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (4%)     max: 1.62 Points
1.1 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.4 Points (16%)
0.3 Points (12%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
1150 Points (12%)
844 Points (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
3958 Points (7%)
2907 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
5784 Points (7%)
4302 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
1663 Points (15%)
1206 Points (11%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
867 seconds (10%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
29.2 seconds (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
9.4 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
46.9 fps (16%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
2191 Points (15%)
1612 Points (11%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
27.5 Seconds (6%)
27 Seconds (6%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
61.2 Seconds (3%)
61 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1566 Seconds (7%)
1566 Seconds (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
1635 points (7%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
17767 Points (11%)
13106 Points (8%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
1257 Points (3%)
1107 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
1566 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
2001 Points (16%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
1743 Points (16%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
2189 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
2544 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
2205 Points (6%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron N2940 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron N2910 → 87%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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