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Intel Core i3-N305 vs Intel Processor N95

Intel Core i3-N305

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The Intel Core i3-N305 is an entry-level mobile CPU for thin and light laptops from the Alder Lake-N series. It was announced in early 2023 and offers no performance cores and 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The chip does not support HyperThreading and clocks with up to 3.8 GHz. The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compare to the Core i7-6700HQ). All cores can use up to 6 MB L3-cache. 

Performance

The performance depends on the cooling and TDP settings and should be somewhere similar to the old  Alder Lake Pentium 8505 (1 performance core, 4 efficiency cores, max. 4.4 GHz and 8 MB L3-cache). The multi-threaded performance should be quite good with the 8 cores, but single threaded will suffer due to the missing P-cores and relatively low boost clock speeds.

Features

The Alder Lake-N chips only support single channel memory with up to DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 or LPDDR5-4800. The chip also supports Quick Sync and AV1 decoding (most likely same engine as in Alder Lake). Furthermore, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 are partly integrated (but no Thunderbolt). External chips can be connected via PCIe Gen3 x9 (via the PCH).

The integrated graphics adapter is based on the Xe-architecture and offersall 32 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 1.25 GHz. In addition to the single channel memory, the gaming performance is very limited of the iGPU.

Power consumption

The i3 has a base power consumption of 15 W and can be configured down to 9W. The CPU is built with a further improved 10nm SuperFin process at Intel (called Intel 7).

Intel Processor N95

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The Intel Processor N95 is an entry-level mobile CPU for thin and light laptops from the Alder Lake-N series. It was announced in early 2023 and offers no performance cores and 4 of the 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The chip does not support HyperThreading and clocks with up to 3.4 GHz. The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compare to the Core i7-6700HQ). All cores can use up to 6 MB L3-cache. Compared to the similar Processor N100, the N95 offers a slightly higher TDP and therefore maybe a slightly improved sustained performance.

Performance

The performance is clearly lower than the Core i3-N300 and N305 due to the reduced core count. The Intel Processor N200 offers the same core count, but 300 MHz a higher Boost clock.

Features

The Alder Lake-N chips only support single channel memory with up to DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 or LPDDR5-4800. The chip also supports Quick Sync and AV1 decoding (most likely same engine as in Alder Lake). Furthermore, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 are partly integrated (but no Thunderbolt). External chips can be connected via PCIe Gen3 x9 (via the PCH).

The integrated graphics adapter is based on the Xe-architecture and offers only 16 of the 32 EUs (Execution Units) operating at only 1200 MHz. Due to the single channel memory, low clock speeds, and low shader count, the gaming performance of the iGPU is very limited.

Power consumption

The N95 has a base power consumption of 12 W (compared to the 6 W of the N100) and is therefore well suited for thin and light systems. The CPU is built with a further improved 10nm SuperFin process at Intel (called Intel 7).

ModelIntel Core i3-N305Intel Processor N95
SeriesIntel Alder Lake-NIntel Alder Lake-N
CodenameAlder Lake-NAlder Lake-N
Series: Alder Lake-N Alder Lake-N
Intel Core i3-N305 « 1.8 - 3.8 GHz8 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-N300 compare - 3.8 GHz8 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N200 compare1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N97 compare - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N95 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N100 compare1 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N50 compare - 3.4 GHz2 / 2 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-N3051.8 - 3.8 GHz8 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i3-N300 compare - 3.8 GHz8 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N200 compare1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N97 compare - 3.6 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N95 « - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N100 compare1 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Processor N50 compare - 3.4 GHz2 / 2 cores6 MB L3
Clock1800 - 3800 MHz <=3400 MHz
L3 Cache6 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 84 / 4
TDP15 Watt15 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketBGA1264BGA1264
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) (1000 - 1250 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) ( - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Alder Lake-N i3-N305Intel Alder Lake-N N95

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - N95
25.2 pt (37%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
100%
1 N95 +
min: 2528     avg: 2696     median: 2735.5 (4%)     max: 2786 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
100%
1 N95 +
min: 618     avg: 792     median: 807 (36%)     max: 935 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 N95 +
min: 229     avg: 294.3     median: 295.5 (34%)     max: 357 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 N95 +
min: 976     avg: 1026     median: 1029.5 (4%)     max: 1067 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 N95 +
min: 408     avg: 434.8     median: 439.5 (5%)     max: 452 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 N95 +
min: 98     avg: 131.8     median: 137 (42%)     max: 155 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 N95 +
min: 5.18     avg: 5.5     median: 5.5 (8%)     max: 5.62 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 N95 +
min: 1.3     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (42%)     max: 1.86 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 N95 +
min: 3562     avg: 4411     median: 4471 (27%)     max: 5141 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 N95 +
min: 12582     avg: 13599     median: 13634.5 (10%)     max: 14545 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 N95 +
min: 20429     avg: 21336     median: 21320 (15%)     max: 22275 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 N95 +
min: 5904     avg: 7030     median: 7068 (39%)     max: 8080 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 535.88     avg: 548     median: 538.8 (6%)     max: 568.939 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 16.449     avg: 17.4     median: 17.5 (4%)     max: 18.213 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 N95 +
min: 2181     avg: 2273     median: 2277 (4%)     max: 2362 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
100%
1 N95 +
min: 11654     avg: 11957     median: 11974.5 (7%)     max: 12224 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
100%
1 N95 +
min: 2972     avg: 3435     median: 3462 (41%)     max: 3843 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 N95 +
min: 29.65     avg: 31.5     median: 32.4 (12%)     max: 32.45 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 N95 +
min: 145.25     avg: 157     median: 162.4 (38%)     max: 163.3 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
100%
1 N95 +
min: 3.03     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (7%)     max: 3.29 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 N95 +
min: 0.239     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.244 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 N95 +
min: 0.492     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (9%)     max: 0.501 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 N95 +
min: 2.4     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (8%)     max: 2.8 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 2161     avg: 2202     median: 2186.5 (28%)     max: 2275 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 1103     avg: 1122     median: 1117 (8%)     max: 1152 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 0.83     avg: 1     median: 0.9 (20%)     max: 1.135 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 N95 +
min: 5612     avg: 5841     median: 5867.5 (12%)     max: 6017 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 18.749     avg: 21.7     median: 21.9 (5%)     max: 24.428 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 39.73     avg: 45.2     median: 45.2 (2%)     max: 50.772 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 823.666     avg: 923     median: 921.6 (4%)     max: 1025.92 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 N95 +
min: 13896     avg: 14501     median: 14589.5 (14%)     max: 14929 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 N95 +
min: 5084     avg: 5548     median: 5651 (15%)     max: 5806 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 N95 +
min: 46432     avg: 46819     median: 46786.5 (39%)     max: 47272 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 N95 +
min: 46432     avg: 46863     median: 46848 (39%)     max: 47322 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 N95 +
min: 47593     avg: 48971     median: 49168.5 (41%)     max: 49955 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 N95 +
min: 4150     avg: 4242     median: 4236 (11%)     max: 4345 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 N95 +
min: 5903     avg: 5979     median: 5975 (11%)     max: 6062 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
100%
1 N95 +
min: 2081     avg: 2289     median: 2345 (12%)     max: 2386 Points
Geekbench 6.1 - 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
100%
1 N95 +
min: 934     avg: 1084     median: 1084 (35%)     max: 1234 Points
Geekbench 6.1 - 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
100%
1 N95 +
min: 2800     avg: 2957     median: 2957 (14%)     max: 3114 Points
Geekbench 5.2 - 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 N95 +
min: 761     avg: 896     median: 905.5 (39%)     max: 1013 Points
Geekbench 5.2 - 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 N95 +
min: 2391     avg: 2580     median: 2568 (9%)     max: 2793 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 N95 +
min: 749     avg: 890     median: 902 (4%)     max: 1005 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 N95 +
min: 2382     avg: 2539     median: 2518 (8%)     max: 2737 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 N95 +
min: 3411     avg: 4013     median: 4043 (42%)     max: 4553 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 N95 +
min: 9662     avg: 10154     median: 10077.5 (11%)     max: 10798 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 1026     avg: 1224     median: 1147 (1%)     max: 1577 ms
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
100%
1 N95 +
min: 93.2     avg: 121.3     median: 126.8 (38%)     max: 138.3 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
100%
1 N95 +
min: 121.3     avg: 159.9     median: 167.4 (35%)     max: 183.4 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
100%
1 N95 +
min: 555     avg: 690     median: 715 (28%)     max: 773 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 20.3     avg: 23.8     median: 23.7 (4%)     max: 27.4 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 18.9     avg: 20.4     median: 20.1 (4%)     max: 22.7 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 N95 +
min: 6.24     avg: 7.4     median: 7.3 (6%)     max: 8.74 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
100%
1 N95 +
21.1 Points per Watt (16%)

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