Intel Celeron N3160 vs Intel Celeron N3150

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 N3150

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The Intel Celeron N3150 is a quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks, which has been presented in early 2015. It is clocked at 1.6 - 2.08 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 N2930). 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 may lead to a better utilization of the CPU Burst (alias Turbo Boost) and therefore a somewhat higher performance in certain situations.

Performance

Compared to its predecessor Celeron N2930 (1.8 - 2.2 GHz) or the competing AMD APU E2-6110, the N3150 offers an almost identical performance. Using Windows, the CPU is adequate for everyday tasks such as Internet browsing or office applications, but may struggle in more demanding software.

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, the GPU is almost twice as fast as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail), but still not powerful enough to handle demanding 3D games of 2015. 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 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 - 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
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$107 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
118 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
32 Points (15%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.5 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.4 Points (21%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
1085 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
3624 Points (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
945.1 seconds (11%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
30.1 seconds (6%)
WinRAR - Result
915 KB/s (11%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
9 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
44.8 fps (17%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.8 GB/s (4%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
2053 Points (14%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
41 Seconds (9%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
90.2 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1939.2 Seconds (9%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
1516 points (8%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
15395 Points (10%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
19687 Points (23%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
1311 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
1925 Points (6%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
1696 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
2423 Points (20%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
2167 Points (20%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
3246 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3347 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
2983 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
2824 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
850 Points (17%)
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%)
7862.6 ms (13%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
990.6 ms (11%)
412.3 ms (5%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
8018 Points (15%)
3963 Points (8%)
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%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron N3160 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron N3150 → 98%

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