Intel Celeron J3455 vs Intel Core i3-7100U

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Celeron J3455 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-7100U
Intel Celeron J3455 Intel Core i3-7100U

CPU comparison

Intel Celeron J3455 or Intel Core i3-7100U - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Celeron J3455 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.30 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Celeron J3455 was released in Q3/2016.

The Intel Core i3-7100U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-7100U was released in Q4/2016.
Intel Celeron (165) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
Intel Celeron J3000 (4) CPU group Intel Core i 7000U (18)
7 Generation 7
Apollo Lake Architecture Kaby Lake U
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Intel Core i3-6100U
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Celeron J3455 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.50 GHz (2.30 GHz). The Intel Core i3-7100U has 2 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.40 GHz.

Intel Celeron J3455 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100U
4 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.50 GHz Frequency 2.40 GHz
2.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
2.20 GHz 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 J3455 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel HD Graphics 500 GPU Intel HD Graphics 620
0.25 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
0.75 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.00 GHz
9 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
12 Compute units 24
96 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 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.

Intel HD Graphics 500 GPU Intel HD Graphics 620
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode 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

The Intel Celeron J3455 supports a maximum of 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-7100U can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Celeron J3455 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100U
LPDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1866 Memory LPDDR3-1866, DDR4-2133
8 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
29.9 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
2.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
6 PCIe lanes 12
3.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Celeron J3455 has a TDP of 10 W, that of the Intel Core i3-7100U is 15 W.

Intel Celeron J3455 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100U
10 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 7.5 W
105 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Celeron J3455 has a 2.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i3-7100U cache has a total of 3.00 MB.

Intel Celeron J3455 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100U
14 nm Technology 14 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, AVX2
BGA 1296 Socket BGA 1356
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2016 Release date Q4/2016
31 $ Release price 281 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron J3455 (46%)
Intel Core i3-7100U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron J3455 (72%)
Intel Core i3-7100U (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 J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
331 (57%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
585 (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 J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
1224 (85%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1436 (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 J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
292 (35%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
841 (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 J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
874 (51%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1699 (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 J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
Intel HD Graphics 500 @ 0.75 GHz
144 (38%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
Intel HD Graphics 620 @ 1.00 GHz
384 (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 J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
2255 (83%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2720 (100%)

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 J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
47 (46%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
103 (100%)

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 J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
181 (69%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
262 (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 J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
209 (100%)

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 J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
448 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Celeron J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
11 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

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 J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
671 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Celeron J3455 Intel Core i3-7100U
ASRock J3455-ITX
Gigabyte GA-J3455N-D3H
ASRock Beebox J3455
Intel NUC Kit NUC6CAYH
Gigabyte Brix GB-BPCE-3455
TerraMaster J3455
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