Intel Celeron N3060 vs Intel Celeron N3160

Intel Celeron N3060

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The Intel Celeron N3060 is a low-end dual-core SoC for notebooks, which has been presented in April 2015. It is clocked at 1.6 - 2.48 GHz and part of the Braswell platform. Thanks to its new 14 nanometer low-power process (P1273) with tri-gate transistors, energy efficiency has been significantly improved compared to its predecessor architecture Bay Trail (e.g. Celeron N2840). The N3060 is successor (refresh) to the Celeron N3050 and compared to it it offers a improved Turbo clock rate (2.48 vs 2.1 GHZ).

In addition to the CPU cores, the SoC offers a DirectX 11.2-capable GPU as well as a DDR3L Memory Controller (2x 64 bit, 25.6 GB/s).

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the Airmont architecture, which is basically a slightly modified shrink of the previous Silvermont core. While performance per clock has not been improved, the more efficient 14 nm process leads to a better utilization of the CPU Burst (alias Turbo Boost) and a therefore somewhat higher overall performance.

Performance

Depending on the cooling of the SoC, the Boost clock rate of 2.48 can be held for longer periods and therefore leading to a faster performance as the older Celeron N3050 that can only reach 2.16 GHz. Using Windows, the CPU is adequate for simple everyday tasks such as light Internet browsing or office applications, but not for complex software or modern games.

Graphics

The HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) is based on the Intel Gen8 architecture, which supports DirectX 11.2 and is also found in the Broadwell series (e.g. HD Graphics 5300). With 12 EUs (Execution Units) and a clock speed of up to 600 MHz, the GPU is almost twice as fast as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail), but still not powerful enough to handle modern 3D games. The GPU also supports 4K/H.265 video acceleration. Although featuring a different name, the GPU was not changed from the N3050 (named HD Graphics alone).

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at an TDP of 6 watts (SDP 4 watts). Thus, the chip can be cooled passively.

Intel Celeron N3160

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The Intel Celeron N3160 is a quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks, which has been announced in early 2016. It is clocked at 1.6 - 2.24 GHz (Burst) and part of the Braswell platform. It is manufactured in a modern 14-nm process (P1273) with FinFETs. In addition to the four CPU cores, the SoC offers a DirectX 11.2-capable GPU as well as a DDR3L Memory Controller (2x 64 bit, 25.6 GB/s). Compared to the predecessor Celeron N3150, the N3160 has a 160 MHz higher Burst clock.

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the Airmont architecture, which is basically a slightly modified shrink of the previous Silvermont core. While performance per clock has not been improved, the more efficient 14 nm process may lead to a better utilization of the CPU Burst (alias Turbo Boost) and therefore a somewhat higher performance in certain situations. The per-MHz performance is still much lower compared to the more expensive Core series (e. g. Broadwell).

Performance

With 4 CPU cores and a clock between 1.6-2.24 GHz, the technical specifications are similar to the previous Celeron N2930, so the processor performance is only slightly better. This means the processor is well-suited for everyday tasks (office, browsing) and even light multi-tasking should be no problem.

Graphics

The HD Graphics (Braswell) is based on the Intel Gen8 architecture, which supports DirectX 11.2 and is also found in the Broadwell series (e.g. HD Graphics 5300). With 12 EUs (Execution Units) and a clock speed of up to 640 MHz, however, the GPU performance is much lower. On average, the GPU is almost twice as fast as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail), so its a bit slower than the older HD Graphics 4000. Only older and simpler titles like Counter Strike: GO will run smoothly. The chip still includes an advanced video unit with support for 4K/H.265 video acceleration.

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at an TDP of 6 watts (SDP 4 watts). Thus, the chip can usually be cooled passively.

Intel Celeron N3060Intel Celeron N3160
Intel CeleronIntel Celeron
BraswellBraswell
: Celeron Braswell
Intel Celeron N31601600 - 2240 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N3150 (compare)1600 - 2080 MHz4 / 4
» Intel Celeron N30601600 - 2480 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N3050 (compare)1600 - 2160 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N3000 (compare)1040 - 2080 MHz2 / 2
» Intel Celeron N31601600 - 2240 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N3150 (compare)1600 - 2080 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N30601600 - 2480 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N3050 (compare)1600 - 2160 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N3000 (compare)1040 - 2080 MHz2 / 2
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Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell, 12 EUs, 320 - 700 MHz), Wireless Display, Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600 (25,6 GB/s), 5x USB 3.0, 4x PCIe 2.0, 2x SATA 6.0 Gbit/sIntel HD Graphics (Braswell, 12 EUs, 320 - 640 MHz), Wireless Display, Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600 (25,6 GB/s), 5x USB 3.0, 4x PCIe 2.0, 2x SATA 6.0 Gbit/s
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) (320 - 700 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) (320 - 640 MHz)
$107 U.S.
Intel Celeron N3060Intel Celeron N3160

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 68     avg: 71.3     median: 71.5 (2%)     max: 74 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 36     avg: 37.8     median: 38 (18%)     max: 39 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 0.8     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (3%)     max: 0.86 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.41     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (18%)     max: 0.46 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1216     avg: 1252.7     median: 1267 (14%)     max: 1275 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 2256     avg: 2351.7     median: 2397 (5%)     max: 2402 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
3426 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
1800 Points (17%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1361.2 seconds (16%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
43.1 seconds (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
5.5 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
28.4 fps (11%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
27.5 Seconds (6%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
61.2 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1566.1 Seconds (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 918     avg: 995     median: 993 (5%)     max: 1076 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
10140 Points (7%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
8087 Points (10%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 10498     avg: 11006.5     median: 11006.5 (14%)     max: 11515 Points
19687 Points (25%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 668     avg: 735     median: 735 (2%)     max: 802 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
1124 Points (4%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
1696 Points (36%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
1708 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
913 Points (19%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
6555 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1834 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1087 Points (19%)
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1127 Points (18%)
1091 Points (17%)
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1911 Points (5%)
3305 Points (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4901.1     avg: 4928.5     median: 4928.5 (8%)     max: 4955.9 ms
4299.7 ms (7%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 366.5     avg: 785     median: 976 (11%)     max: 1012.6 ms
990.6 ms (11%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 7341     avg: 7793     median: 7735 (16%)     max: 8303 Points
8018 Points (17%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
3380 Points (41%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
7992 Points (51%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
5399 Points (52%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
7580 Points (56%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron N3060 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron N3160 → 114%

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