Intel Celeron N3000 vs Intel Atom x5-Z8300

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Celeron N3000 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
Intel Celeron N3000 Intel Atom x5-Z8300

CPU comparison

Intel Celeron N3000 or Intel Atom x5-Z8300 - 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 N3000 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.08 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Celeron N3000 was released in Q1/2015.

The Intel Atom x5-Z8300 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.84 GHz. The CPU supports up to 2 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The Intel Atom x5-Z8300 was released in Q2/2015.
Intel Celeron (165) Family Intel Atom (108)
Intel Celeron J3000/N3000 (10) CPU group Intel Atom x3/x5/x7 (9)
8 Generation 5
Braswell Architecture Cherry Trail
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Celeron N3000 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Celeron N3000 is 1.04 GHz (2.08 GHz) while the Intel Atom x5-Z8300 has 4 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Atom x5-Z8300 is at 1.44 GHz (1.84 GHz).

Intel Celeron N3000 Characteristic Intel Atom x5-Z8300
2 Cores 4
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.04 GHz Frequency 1.44 GHz
2.08 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 1.84 GHz
2.08 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 1.84 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.

Intel Celeron N3000 Characteristic Intel Atom x5-Z8300
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Celeron N3000 or Intel Atom x5-Z8300 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel HD Graphics 400 GPU Intel HD Graphics 400
0.32 GHz GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
0.60 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.50 GHz
8 GPU Generation 8
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
12 Compute units 12
96 Shader 96
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 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.

Intel HD Graphics 400 GPU Intel HD Graphics 400
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Celeron N3000 can use up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The Intel Atom x5-Z8300 supports up to 2 GB of memory in 1 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 12.8 GB/s.

Intel Celeron N3000 Characteristic Intel Atom x5-Z8300
DDR3L-1600 Memory DDR3L-1600
8 GB Max. Memory 2 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 1 (Single Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 12.8 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
2.00 MB L3 Cache 2.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 2.0
4 PCIe lanes 1
2.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 0.5 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Celeron N3000 is 4 W, while the Intel Atom x5-Z8300 has a TDP of 2 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Celeron N3000 Characteristic Intel Atom x5-Z8300
4 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 2 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
3 W TDP down --
90 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Celeron N3000 is manufactured in 14 nm and has 2.00 MB cache. The Intel Atom x5-Z8300 is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 2.00 MB cache.

Intel Celeron N3000 Characteristic Intel Atom x5-Z8300
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
BGA 1170 Socket BGA 138
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems
Q1/2015 Release date Q2/2015
-- Release price 18 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N3000 (100%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 (87%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N3000 (69%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 (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 N3000 Intel Celeron N3000
2C 2T @ 2.08 GHz
210 (100%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
4C 4T @ 1.84 GHz
182 (87%)

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 N3000 Intel Celeron N3000
2C 2T @ 2.08 GHz
391 (70%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
4C 4T @ 1.84 GHz
556 (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 N3000 Intel Celeron N3000
2C 2T @ 2.08 GHz
161 (100%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
4C 4T @ 1.84 GHz
139 (86%)

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 N3000 Intel Celeron N3000
2C 2T @ 2.08 GHz
287 (72%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
4C 4T @ 1.84 GHz
396 (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 N3000 Intel Celeron N3000
Intel HD Graphics 400 @ 0.60 GHz
126 (100%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
Intel HD Graphics 400 @ 0.50 GHz
105 (83%)

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 N3000 Intel Celeron N3000
2C 2T @ 2.08 GHz
610 (75%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
4C 4T @ 1.84 GHz
816 (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 N3000 Intel Celeron N3000
2C 2T @ 2.08 GHz
35 (100%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
4C 4T @ 1.84 GHz
31 (89%)

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 N3000 Intel Celeron N3000
2C 2T @ 2.08 GHz
64 (58%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
4C 4T @ 1.84 GHz
111 (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 N3000 Intel Celeron N3000
2C 2T @ 2.08 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
4C 4T @ 1.84 GHz
47 (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 N3000 Intel Celeron N3000
2C 2T @ 2.08 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
4C 4T @ 1.84 GHz
127 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Celeron N3000 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
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