AMD Athlon Silver 3050U vs Intel Celeron N4020

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AMD Athlon Silver 3050U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Celeron N4020
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Intel Celeron N4020

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U and the Intel Celeron N4020 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U 2 core processor released in Q1/2020 with the Intel Celeron N4020 which has 2 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2019.
AMD Athlon (29) Family Intel Celeron (165)
AMD Athlon Silver 3000 (3) CPU group Intel Celeron J4000/N4000/N5000 (11)
4 Generation 9
Dali (Zen) Architecture Gemini Lake
Mobile Segment Mobile
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CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz (3.20 GHz). The processor can compute 2 threads at the same time. The Intel Celeron N4020 clocks with 1.10 GHz (2.80 GHz), has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel.

AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Characteristic Intel Celeron N4020
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz Frequency 1.10 GHz
3.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.80 GHz
2.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.70 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Characteristic Intel Celeron N4020
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 600
1.10 GHz GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 0.65 GHz
8 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
3 Compute units 12
192 Shader 96
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 600
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 32 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U, while the Intel Celeron N4020 supports a maximum of 8 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s enabled.

AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Characteristic Intel Celeron N4020
DDR4-2400 Memory LPDDR4-2400, DDR4-2400
32 GB Max. Memory 8 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
38.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
4.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 2.0
8 PCIe lanes 6
7.9 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 3.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP of the Intel Celeron N4020 is 6 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Characteristic Intel Celeron N4020
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 6 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
25 W TDP up --
12 W TDP down 4.8 W
95 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U has 4.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 14 nm. The cache of Intel Celeron N4020 is at 4.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Characteristic Intel Celeron N4020
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Unknown Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2
FP5 Socket BGA 1090
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2020 Release date Q4/2019
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U (100%)
Intel Celeron N4020 (57%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U (100%)
Intel Celeron N4020 (56%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
749 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
486 (65%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
1436 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
896 (62%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
873 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
402 (46%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
1524 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
722 (47%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.10 GHz
422 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
Intel UHD Graphics 600 @ 0.65 GHz
125 (30%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
3004 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
1567 (52%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
668 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
411 (62%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
122 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
75 (61%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
181 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
144 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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