Intel Celeron 2957U vs Intel Core i3-2370M

Last updated:

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Celeron 2957U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-2370M
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Core i3-2370M

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Celeron 2957U and the Intel Core i3-2370M and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Celeron 2957U 2 core processor released in Q4/2013 with the Intel Core i3-2370M which has 2 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2012.
Intel Celeron (165) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
Intel Celeron 2000 (7) CPU group Intel Core i 2000M (46)
4 Generation 2
Haswell U Architecture Sandy Bridge H
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Celeron 2957U is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.40 GHz. The processor can compute 2 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i3-2370M clocks with 2.40 GHz, has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

Intel Celeron 2957U Characteristic Intel Core i3-2370M
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.40 GHz Frequency 2.40 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

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.

Intel Celeron 2957U Characteristic Intel Core i3-2370M
-- 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.

Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) GPU Intel HD Graphics 3000
0.20 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
7.5 GPU Generation 6
22 nm Technology 32 nm
3 Max. displays 2
10 Compute units 12
80 Shader 96
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.1 DirectX Version 10.1

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.

Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) GPU Intel HD Graphics 3000
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 16 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Celeron 2957U, while the Intel Core i3-2370M supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 21.3 GB/s enabled.

Intel Celeron 2957U Characteristic Intel Core i3-2370M
LPDDR3-1600, DDR3L-1600 Memory DDR3-1333
16 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
2.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 2.0
10 PCIe lanes 16
5.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Celeron 2957U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i3-2370M is 35 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Celeron 2957U Characteristic Intel Core i3-2370M
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 35 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 85 °C

Technical details

The Intel Celeron 2957U has 2.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 22 nm. The cache of Intel Core i3-2370M is at 3.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 32 nm.

Intel Celeron 2957U Characteristic Intel Core i3-2370M
22 nm Technology 32 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
BGA 1168 Socket PPGA 988
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q4/2013 Release date Q1/2012
-- Release price --
show more data show more data


Rate these processors

Here you can rate the Intel Celeron 2957U to help other visitors make their purchasing decisions. The average rating is 3.0 stars (2 ratings). Rate now:
Here you can rate the Intel Core i3-2370M to help other visitors make their purchasing decisions. The average rating is 4.0 stars (3 ratings). Rate now:


Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron 2957U (68%)
Intel Core i3-2370M (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron 2957U (58%)
Intel Core i3-2370M (100%)

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.
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
317 (67%)
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
473 (100%)

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.
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
632 (58%)
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1090 (100%)

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.
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
284 (69%)
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
412 (100%)

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.
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
515 (61%)
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
844 (100%)

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.
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) @ 1.00 GHz
160 (72%)
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.15 GHz
221 (100%)

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.
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
866 (63%)
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1365 (100%)

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.
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
288 (51%)
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
564 (100%)

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.
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
114 (100%)
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-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 multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
205 (100%)
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
54 (100%)
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
2C 4T @ 2.40 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.
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
106 (100%)
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Core i3-2370M
Unknown Unknown

Popular comparisons containing this CPUs

1. Intel Celeron 2957UIntel Core i3-4005U Intel Celeron 2957U vs Intel Core i3-4005U
2. Intel Atom Z3735FIntel Celeron 2957U Intel Atom Z3735F vs Intel Celeron 2957U
3. Intel Celeron 2957UIntel Celeron N3050 Intel Celeron 2957U vs Intel Celeron N3050
4. Intel Celeron N2840Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron N2840 vs Intel Celeron 2957U
5. Intel Celeron J1900Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron J1900 vs Intel Celeron 2957U
6. Intel Celeron N2830Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron N2830 vs Intel Celeron 2957U
7. Intel Celeron 1007UIntel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 1007U vs Intel Celeron 2957U
8. Intel Celeron N3150Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron N3150 vs Intel Celeron 2957U
9. Intel Celeron 2955UIntel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2955U vs Intel Celeron 2957U
10. Intel Pentium N3700Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Pentium N3700 vs Intel Celeron 2957U


back to index