Intel Celeron N3160 vs Intel Celeron N3050

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 N3050

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The Intel Celeron N3050 is a low-end dual-core SoC for notebooks, which has been presented in April 2015. It is clocked at 1.6 - 2.16 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 Bay Trail (e.g. Celeron N2840). 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

Compared to its predecessor Celeron N2815 (1.86 - 2.13 GHz), the N3050 offers an almost identical performance. 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 (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.

Power Consumption

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

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Intel Celeron N3150 (compare)1600 - 2080 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N3060 (compare)1600 - 2480 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N30501600 - 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 N3060 (compare)1600 - 2480 MHz2 / 2
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Intel Celeron N3000 (compare)1040 - 2080 MHz2 / 2
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Intel 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/sIntel HD Graphics (Braswell, 12 EUs, 320 - 600 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
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$107 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 48     avg: 61.2     median: 62 (1%)     max: 66 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 28     avg: 33.1     median: 34 (16%)     max: 35 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0.8 Points (2%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.4 Points (20%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 779     avg: 1058.6     median: 1099 (11%)     max: 1134 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 1272     avg: 1984.6     median: 2064 (3%)     max: 2156 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 2935     avg: 2943     median: 2943 (4%)     max: 2951 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1568     avg: 1572.5     median: 1572 (15%)     max: 1577 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 1739     avg: 1756.4     median: 1757 (21%)     max: 1772 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 52     avg: 54.4     median: 55 (11%)     max: 56 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 514     avg: 547.8     median: 529 (6%)     max: 619 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
4.7 fps (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 22     avg: 24.8     median: 25 (9%)     max: 25 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (2%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 943     avg: 1149.7     median: 1243 (8%)     max: 1263 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 22     avg: 32.6     median: 33 (7%)     max: 41 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 61     avg: 82     median: 87 (4%)     max: 91 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1566     avg: 1828.6     median: 1896 (8%)     max: 1955 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
2247 Points (3%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 627     avg: 898.9     median: 932 (5%)     max: 1004 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 6036     avg: 8777     median: 9090 (6%)     max: 9395 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
19687 Points (23%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 509     avg: 714.7     median: 737 (2%)     max: 748 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 616     avg: 955.5     median: 1002 (3%)     max: 1015 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
1696 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
2477 Points (20%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
2241 Points (20%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
2168 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
2115 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
2194 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1167     avg: 1530.2     median: 1583 (2%)     max: 1619 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 829     avg: 857.1     median: 865 (18%)     max: 874 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1594     avg: 1615.5     median: 1615 (4%)     max: 1637 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 895     avg: 904.5     median: 904 (18%)     max: 914 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1091 Points (17%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3305 Points (6%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
4299.7 ms (7%)
min: 4925     avg: 5391.2     median: 5082 (9%)     max: 7633 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
990.6 ms (11%)
min: 378     avg: 407.1     median: 406 (4%)     max: 444 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
8018 Points (15%)
min: 4059     avg: 6704.4     median: 7291 (14%)     max: 7545 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
3380 Points (27%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
7992 Points (27%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
5399 Points (45%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
7580 Points (39%)

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)