Intel Celeron N4100 vs Intel Pentium Silver N5030

Intel Celeron N4100

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The Intel Celeron N4100 is a quad-core SoC primarily for inexpensive notebooks and was announced late 2017. It runs at 1.1-2.4 GHz (Single Core Burst, Multi Core Burst max 2.3 GHz) and is based on the Gemini Lake platform. Similar to the Apollo Lake predecessor, the chip is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFETs but offers slightly improved processor cores, double the amount of L2 cache, a smaller package, a new generation of monitor outputs (Gen 10) and a partly integrated WiFi chip. Besides four CPU cores, the chip also includes a DirectX 12 capable GPU as well as a DDR4/LPDDR4 memory controller (dual-channel, up to 2400 MHz). The SoC is not replaceable as it is directly soldered to the mainboard.

Architecture

The processor architecture was slightly reworked and is now called Goldmont Plus. It features an increased level 2 cache (to 4 MB). That means the per-clock-performance should be a bit better, but not near the Core CPUs like Kaby Lake Y.

Performance

The CPU performance of the Celeron N4100 is thanks to the slightly revised CPU architecture and the 200 MHz higher boost clock slightly better than the old Celeron N3450 and should reach the level of the old Pentium N4200 (1.1 - 2.5 GHz, 2 MB L2, Apollo Lake). Compared to the more expensive Core Y processors, especially the single thread performance is much lower in the Gemini Lake based SoCs. Still for basic tasks like office suits, browsing with moderate multitasking the processor performance should be fine.

GPU Performance

The UHD Graphics 600 (Gemini Lake) is based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which supports DirectX 12 and is also used for the Kaby Lake / Skylake / Apollo Lake graphics adapters (like HD Graphics 520). Equipped with 12 EUs and a clock of up to 700 MHz, the performance should be roughly on par with the older HD Graphics 500 (Apollo Lake).

The chip also includes an advanced video engine with hardware support for the playback of VP9 and H.265 material (8-bit color-depth).

Power Consumption

Similar to the predecessor, Intel specifies the TDP with 6 Watts (SDP 4.8 Watts – Scenario Design Power). The chip can therefore be cooled passively in theory, but SKUs with fans are possible as well.

Intel Pentium Silver N5030

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The Intel Pentium Silver N5030 is a quad-core SoC primarily for inexpensive notebooks and was announced late 2019. It runs at 1.1-3.1 GHz (Single Core Burst) and is based on the Gemini Lake platform. The 5030 is the refresh of the older Pentium 5000 and offers a 400 MHz higher Boost clock. Similar to the Apollo Lake predecessor, the chip is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFETs but offers slightly improved processor cores, double the amount of L2 cache, a smaller package, a new generation of monitor outputs (Gen 10) and a partly integrated WiFi chip. Besides four CPU cores, the chip also includes a DirectX 12 capable GPU as well as a DDR4/LPDDR4 memory controller (dual-channel, up to 2400 MHz). The SoC is not replaceable as it is directly soldered to the mainboard.

Architecture

The processor architecture ist still called Goldmont Plus. Compared to the older Goldmont cores in Apollo Lake, they feature an increased level 2 cache (to 4 MB). That means the per-clock-performance should be a bit better, but not near the Core CPUs like Kaby Lake Y.

Performance

The CPU performance of the Pentium Silver N5030 is thanks to the 400 MHz higher boost clock clearly faster than the old Silver N5000. Compared to the more expensive Core Y processors, especially the single thread performance is much lower in the Gemini Lake based SoCs. Still for basic tasks like office suits, webbrowsing with moderate multitasking the processor performance should be fine.

GPU Performance

The UHD Graphics 605 (Gemini Lake) is based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which supports DirectX 12 and is also used for the Kaby Lake / Skylake / Apollo Lake graphics adapters (like HD Graphics 520). Equipped with 18 EUs and a clock of up to 750 MHz, the performance should be roughly on par with the older HD Graphics 5300 and HD Graphics 505 (Apollo Lake).

The chip also includes an advanced video engine with hardware support for the playback of VP9 and H.265 material (8-bit color-depth).

Power Consumption

Similar to the predecessor, Intel specifies the TDP with 6 Watts (SDP 4.8 Watts – Scenario Design Power). The chip can therefore be cooled passively in theory, but SKUs with fans are possible as well.

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Intel Pentium Silver N5000 compare1100 - 2700 MHz4 / 4
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Intel Celeron N4120 compare1100 - 2600 MHz4 / 4
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Intel Celeron N4020 compare1100 - 2800 MHz2 / 2
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Intel Pentium Silver N5000 compare1100 - 2700 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron J4005 compare2000 - 2700 MHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N4120 compare1100 - 2600 MHz4 / 4
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Intel UHD Graphics 605 (18 EUs, 200 - 700 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400Intel UHD Graphics 605 (18 EUs, 200 - 750 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400
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$107 U.S.
Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4100
105 °C

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
21.5 pt (24%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 151     avg: 152     median: 152 (28%)     max: 153 Points
min: 147     avg: 178     median: 194 (36%)     max: 194 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 368     avg: 417     median: 386 (4%)     max: 560 Points
min: 469     avg: 484     median: 491 (5%)     max: 491 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 161     avg: 202     median: 188 (4%)     max: 254 Points
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248.9 Points (6%)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 62     avg: 67.9     median: 68.4 (31%)     max: 71 Points
75.8 Points (34%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.13     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (5%)     max: 2.18 Points
3.1 Points (7%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.8     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (32%)     max: 0.83 Points
1 Points (40%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2009     avg: 2023     median: 2016.5 (21%)     max: 2049 Points
2498 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 4915     avg: 5761     median: 5503 (9%)     max: 7123 Points
7724 Points (13%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 789.605     avg: 790     median: 790 (9%)     max: 790.4 seconds
526 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 19.408     avg: 21     median: 21 (4%)     max: 22.5 seconds
14.7 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 1093     avg: 1116     median: 1116 (11%)     max: 1139 KB/s
1163 KB/s (12%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 5620     avg: 6402     median: 6048 (6%)     max: 7729 MIPS
min: 6841     avg: 7324     median: 6841 (7%)     max: 8291 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 2125     avg: 2213     median: 2158 (14%)     max: 2459 MIPS
min: 2745     avg: 2754     median: 2758 (18%)     max: 2758 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
11.8 fps (7%)
17.6 fps (10%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 57.65     avg: 57.9     median: 57.9 (20%)     max: 58.22 fps
84 fps (29%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 0.974     avg: 1.2     median: 1.1 (4%)     max: 1.5 fps
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.156     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.158 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.222     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.233 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.7 GB/s (0%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 2437     avg: 3187     median: 3357.8 (24%)     max: 3527 Seconds
min: 2670     avg: 3103     median: 3319 (23%)     max: 3319 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
min: 1.75     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (38%)     max: 1.786 sec
min: 1.372     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (33%)     max: 1.512 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 2748     avg: 2985     median: 2805 (19%)     max: 3580 Points
3895 Points (26%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 28.5     avg: 28.7     median: 28.7 (6%)     max: 28.94 Seconds
24.9 Seconds (5%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 62.587     avg: 63.7     median: 63.7 (3%)     max: 64.8 Seconds
55.9 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 1474     avg: 1503     median: 1503 (7%)     max: 1532 Seconds
1247 Seconds (6%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2009     avg: 2274     median: 2140 (10%)     max: 2812 points
2326 points (11%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 12964     avg: 20919     median: 19160 (12%)     max: 31380 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 12613     avg: 20195     median: 19086 (23%)     max: 29271 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 19890     avg: 24471     median: 23934 (28%)     max: 32203 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1591     avg: 1967     median: 1818 (5%)     max: 2555 Points
2210 Points (6%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2146     avg: 2863     median: 2722 (9%)     max: 3799 Points
3404 Points (11%)
3DMark - Time Spy CPU 2560x1440
min: 611     avg: 679     median: 694 (5%)     max: 715 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4998     avg: 5042     median: 5041.5 (9%)     max: 5085 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1623     avg: 1629     median: 1629 (33%)     max: 1635 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
5490 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1762 Points (36%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1813     avg: 1825     median: 1825 (29%)     max: 1837 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 5056     avg: 5123     median: 5122.5 (12%)     max: 5189 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1731     avg: 1780     median: 1797 (28%)     max: 1799 Points
2176 Points (34%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4713     avg: 5177     median: 5272 (9%)     max: 5404 Points
5662 Points (10%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 377     avg: 398     median: 408 (28%)     max: 409 Points
356 Points (25%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1078     avg: 1181     median: 1085 (7%)     max: 1379 Points
1177 Points (7%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 378     avg: 396     median: 399 (28%)     max: 409 Points
431 Points (30%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1082     avg: 1152     median: 1127.5 (9%)     max: 1271 Points
1039 Points (8%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2567     avg: 3198     median: 3220.2 (5%)     max: 3865 ms
min: 2054     avg: 2069     median: 2076 (3%)     max: 2076 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
233 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 10309     avg: 11163     median: 11328 (22%)     max: 11852 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
7616 Points (58%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
6.4 Watt (2%)
10.5 Watt (3%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
6.7 Watt (2%)
9.6 Watt (3%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Celeron N4100 → 100% n=31

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium Silver N5030 → 116% n=31

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