Intel Celeron N3050 vs Intel Core i3-4005U

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Intel Celeron N3050 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-4005U
Intel Celeron N3050 Intel Core i3-4005U

CPU comparison

Intel Celeron N3050 or Intel Core i3-4005U - 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 N3050 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.16 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Celeron N3050 was released in Q2/2015.

The Intel Core i3-4005U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-4005U was released in Q3/2013.
Intel Celeron (165) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
Intel Celeron J3000/N3000 (10) CPU group Intel Core i 4000U (26)
8 Generation 4
Braswell Architecture Haswell U
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Core i3-5005U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Celeron N3050 is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.60 GHz (2.16 GHz). The Intel Core i3-4005U has 2 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 1.70 GHz.

Intel Celeron N3050 Characteristic Intel Core i3-4005U
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.60 GHz Frequency 1.70 GHz
2.16 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
2.16 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 N3050 Characteristic Intel Core i3-4005U
-- 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 400 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4400
0.32 GHz GPU frequency 0.20 GHz
0.60 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.95 GHz
8 GPU Generation 7.5
14 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
12 Compute units 20
96 Shader 160
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 11.1

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 400 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4400
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 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Celeron N3050 supports a maximum of 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-4005U can connect up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Celeron N3050 Characteristic Intel Core i3-4005U
DDR3L-1600 Memory DDR3-1600
8 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
2.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 2.0
4 PCIe lanes 10
2.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 5.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Celeron N3050 has a TDP of 6 W, that of the Intel Core i3-4005U is 15 W.

Intel Celeron N3050 Characteristic Intel Core i3-4005U
6 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
4 W TDP down --
90 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Celeron N3050 has a 2.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i3-4005U cache has a total of 3.00 MB.

Intel Celeron N3050 Characteristic Intel Core i3-4005U
14 nm Technology 22 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 1170 Socket BGA 1168
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2015 Release date Q3/2013
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N3050 (47%)
Intel Core i3-4005U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N3050 (37%)
Intel Core i3-4005U (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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
221 (53%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
416 (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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
440 (46%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
956 (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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
174 (33%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
522 (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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
315 (29%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
1105 (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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
Intel HD Graphics 400 @ 0.60 GHz
126 (41%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
Intel HD Graphics 4400 @ 0.95 GHz
304 (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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
590 (36%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
1654 (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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
149 (33%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
456 (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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
36 (54%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
67 (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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
67 (39%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
171 (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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
156 (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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
392 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-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 N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-4005U Intel Core i3-4005U
2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
148 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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