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Intel Atom x7-Z8750 vs Intel Celeron N4000 vs Intel Celeron N4100

Intel Atom x7-Z8750

► remove from comparison Intel Z8750

The Atom x7-Z8750 is a quad-core SoC for entry-level laptops and passive-cooled tablets, which has been presented in early 2016. It is clocked at 1.1 - 2.56 GHz and part of the Cherry Trail 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. 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).

Compared to the similar Pentium N3710, the Atom x7-Z8750 is tuned for less power consumption and offers less PCI-Express lanes (2 instead of 4) and less USB 3.0 ports (3 instead of 5). Furthermore, the integrated GPU clocks only at 600 (instead of 700) MHz and the memory controller supports LPDDR3-1600.

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

Due to the passive cooling and lower TDP, the Atom x7-Z8750 is a bit slower than the similar clocked Pentium N3710. The boost frequency of the CPU cores wont be used as long as in an average Pentium based laptop. However, if TDP and cooling are similar, the performance should be comparable. Using Windows, the CPU is adequate for everyday tasks such as Internet browsing or office applications, but may struggle in more demanding software or multitasking.

Graphics

The HD Graphics 405 (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 16 EUs (Execution Units) and a clock speed of up to 600 MHz, the GPU is about 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 not rated with a TDP, but only an SDP (Scenario Design Power) of 2 Watt (N3710 SDP 4 Watt, TDP 6 Watt). Thus, the chip can be cooled passively.

Intel Celeron N4000

► remove from comparison Intel Celeron N4000

The Intel Celeron N4000 is a dual-core SoC designed for affordable laptops and mini-PCs and was announced late 2017. It runs at 1.1 GHz to 2.6 GHz (Single Core Burst, Multi Core Burst maxes out at 2.5 GHz) and is based on the Gemini Lake platform. Similar to the Apollo Lake predecessor, the chip is manufactured on a 14 nm process with FinFETs but offers slightly improved processor cores, double the amount of L2 cache, all in a smaller package. Partial Wi-Fi 5 support is baked into the chip. Besides two 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 a larger L2 cache (4 MB). That means the per-clock-performance should be a bit better, but not anywhere near the Core CPUs like Kaby Lake Y.

Performance

The average N4000 in our database only just matches Intel Core i5-4300Y, a dual-core processor of nearly the same energy efficiency, in multi-thread performance. This renders the Celeron a very slow processor for all but the most basic of uses, providing for long load times and generlly painful user experience.

Graphics

The UHD Graphics 600 (Gemini Lake) is based on Intel's Generation 9 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 650 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 (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 Celeron N4100

► remove from comparison Intel Celeron N4100

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 average N4100 in our database directly competes with AMD's 3020e and 3050e dual-core, energy-efficient, Zen-based processors in multi-thread performance. Intel Core m3-8100Y and Intel Celeron 6305 are close nearby, too. Routinely described as "entry-level" in 2019 and 2020, Celeron N4120 is a slow processor, ready to handle just the most basic tasks such as web browsing with no more than two or three tabs open at the same time.

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.

ModelIntel Atom x7-Z8750Intel Celeron N4000Intel Celeron N4100
SeriesIntel Atom x7Intel Gemini LakeIntel Gemini Lake
CodenameCherry TrailGemini LakeGemini Lake
Series: Gemini Lake Gemini Lake
» Intel Atom x7-Z87501.6 - 2.56 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x7-Z87001.6 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron J41051.5 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium Silver N50001.1 - 2.7 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron J40052 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N41201.1 - 2.6 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N41001.1 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N40201.1 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
» Intel Celeron N40001.1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron J41051.5 - 2.5 GHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium Silver N50001.1 - 2.7 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron J40052 - 2.7 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N41201.1 - 2.6 GHz4 / 4
» Intel Celeron N41001.1 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron N40201.1 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2
Intel Celeron N40001.1 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2
Clock1600 - 2560 MHz1100 - 2600 MHz1100 - 2400 MHz
L2 Cache2 MB4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 42 / 24 / 4
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.90 °C
SocketUTFCBGA1380FCBGA1090FCBGA1090
FeaturesIntel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell, 600 MHz), Wireless Display, Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600 (25,6 GB/s), 3x USB 3.0, 4x PCIe 2.0, 2x SATA 6.0 Gbit/sIntel UHD Graphics 600 (12 EUs, 200 - 650 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400Intel UHD Graphics 605 (18 EUs, 200 - 700 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) (400 - 600 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 600 (200 - 650 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 600 (200 - 700 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$37 U.S.$107 U.S.$107 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Atom x7 Z8750Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4000Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4100
TDP6 Watt6 Watt

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - Celeron N4000
16.6 pt (20%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - Celeron N4100
18.1 pt (21%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
100%
1 Z8750 +
612 Points (1%)
min: 955     avg: 961     median: 960.5 (2%)     max: 966 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
100%
1 Z8750 +
208 Points (10%)
min: 382     avg: 386.5     median: 386.5 (19%)     max: 391 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
78 Points (10%)
160 Points (20%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
220 Points (1%)
273 Points (1%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
133 Points (1%)
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min: 121     avg: 132.7     median: 138 (1%)     max: 139 Points
0102030405060708090100110120130Tooltip
min: 161     avg: 205.7     median: 198 (2%)     max: 254 Points
0153045607590105120135150165180195210225240Tooltip
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
38.9 Points (12%)
min: 65     avg: 70.3     median: 70.9 (22%)     max: 75 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1.7 Points (3%)
min: 2.13     avg: 2.4     median: 2.2 (4%)     max: 2.9 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
0.9 Points (3%)
min: 0.8     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (3%)     max: 0.83 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
2152 Points (19%)
min: 1664     avg: 1951     median: 2013 (18%)     max: 2049 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
4030 Points (6%)
min: 4915     avg: 5999     median: 5904 (8%)     max: 7123 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
10929 Points (9%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
3337 Points (20%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
772 s (9%)
1007 s (12%)
min: 591     avg: 724     median: 790 (9%)     max: 790 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
24.7 s (5%)
31.9 s (6%)
min: 18.97     avg: 20.3     median: 19.4 (4%)     max: 22.5 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
807 Points (5%)
760 Points (4%)
min: 1093     avg: 1148     median: 1139 (7%)     max: 1212 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
4114 MIPS (3%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
2298 MIPS (28%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
10 fps (4%)
9.5 fps (4%)
min: 11.8     avg: 13.3     median: 11.8 (5%)     max: 16.3 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
48 fps (13%)
47.3 fps (13%)
min: 57.7     avg: 64.5     median: 58.2 (15%)     max: 77.7 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
0.6 fps (1%)
00.10.10.20.20.30.30.40.40.50.60.60.70.70.80.80.90.911Tooltip
0.8 fps (2%)
00.10.20.20.30.40.50.60.70.70.80.911.11.21.21.31.41.51.6Tooltip
min: 0.974     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (3%)     max: 1.5 fps
00.10.30.40.50.70.80.91.11.21.31.51.61.71.922.22.32.42.6Tooltip
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.156     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.162 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.222     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.236 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1 GB/s (0%)
0.9 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
4929 Seconds (35%)
4736 Seconds (33%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
2.7 sec (59%)
1.7 sec (36%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
2426 Points (5%)
2259 Points (5%)
min: 2748     avg: 2985     median: 2805 (6%)     max: 3580 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
36.4 s (8%)
25.3 s (5%)
min: 27.42     avg: 28.3     median: 28.5 (6%)     max: 28.94 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
80.3 s (3%)
57.5 s (2%)
min: 61.9     avg: 63.1     median: 62.6 (3%)     max: 64.8 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1734 s (8%)
1295 s (6%)
min: 1381     avg: 1462     median: 1474 (7%)     max: 1532 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
1499 Points (5%)
min: 1638     avg: 1713     median: 1712.5 (6%)     max: 1787 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 12964     avg: 20919     median: 19160 (12%)     max: 31380 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 12613     avg: 20195     median: 19086 (16%)     max: 29271 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 Z8750 +
19651 Points (17%)
min: 19890     avg: 24471     median: 23934 (20%)     max: 32203 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 Z8750 +
1664 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
1974 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 611     avg: 711     median: 706 (4%)     max: 841 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
1389 Points (20%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
233 Points (10%)
min: 431     avg: 433.5     median: 433.5 (19%)     max: 436 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
770 Points (3%)
min: 797     avg: 802     median: 801.5 (3%)     max: 806 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
434 Points (20%)
min: 377     avg: 400.5     median: 408 (19%)     max: 409 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
791 Points (2%)
min: 1078     avg: 1238     median: 1232 (4%)     max: 1409 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1862 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
3219 Points (4%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1813     avg: 1825     median: 1825 (28%)     max: 1837 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5056     avg: 5123     median: 5122.5 (12%)     max: 5189 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4998     avg: 5042     median: 5041.5 (9%)     max: 5085 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 1623     avg: 1629     median: 1629 (32%)     max: 1635 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
5490 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1762 Points (29%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
4386 ms (5%)
min: 2306     avg: 2382     median: 2381.5 (3%)     max: 2457 ms
min: 2561     avg: 3127     median: 3214 (4%)     max: 3865 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
446.5 ms (5%)
233 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
15679 Points (16%)
min: 10309     avg: 11163     median: 11328 (12%)     max: 11852 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
48.1 Points (13%)
min: 71.2     avg: 78.6     median: 78.6 (21%)     max: 86 Points
min: 71.4     avg: 77     median: 75.2 (20%)     max: 84 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 Z8750 +
3482 Points (11%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 Z8750 +
19372 Points (24%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
1 Z8750 +
21698 Points (7%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 Z8750 +
43532 Points (27%)