Intel Celeron N3060 vs Intel Pentium 2129Y

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Intel Celeron N3060 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Pentium 2129Y
Intel Celeron N3060 Intel Pentium 2129Y

CPU comparison

Intel Celeron N3060 or Intel Pentium 2129Y - 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 N3060 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.48 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Celeron N3060 was released in Q1/2016.

The Intel Pentium 2129Y has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Pentium 2129Y was released in Q1/2013.
Intel Celeron (165) Family Intel Pentium (150)
Intel Celeron J3000/N3000 (10) CPU group Intel Pentium 2000 (5)
8 Generation 4
Braswell Architecture Ivy Bridge U
Mobile Segment Mobile
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-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Celeron N3060 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Celeron N3060 is 1.60 GHz (2.48 GHz) while the Intel Pentium 2129Y has 2 CPU cores and 2 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Pentium 2129Y is at 1.10 GHz.

Intel Celeron N3060 Characteristic Intel Pentium 2129Y
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.60 GHz Frequency 1.10 GHz
2.48 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
2.48 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 N3060 Characteristic Intel Pentium 2129Y
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Celeron N3060 or Intel Pentium 2129Y 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 (Ivy Bridge GT1)
0.32 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
0.60 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.85 GHz
8 GPU Generation 7
14 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
12 Compute units 6
96 Shader 48
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 11.0

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 (Ivy Bridge GT1)
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 N3060 can use up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The Intel Pentium 2129Y supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/s.

Intel Celeron N3060 Characteristic Intel Pentium 2129Y
DDR3L-1600 Memory DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
8 GB Max. Memory 32 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 2.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 2.0
4 PCIe lanes 16
2.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Celeron N3060 is 6 W, while the Intel Pentium 2129Y has a TDP of 10 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Celeron N3060 Characteristic Intel Pentium 2129Y
6 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 10 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
4 W TDP down --
90 °C Tjunction max. 90 °C

Technical details

The Intel Celeron N3060 is manufactured in 14 nm and has 2.00 MB cache. The Intel Pentium 2129Y is manufactured in 22 nm and has a 2.00 MB cache.

Intel Celeron N3060 Characteristic Intel Pentium 2129Y
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
BGA 1170 Socket BGA 1023
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
Q1/2016 Release date Q1/2013
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N3060 (100%)
Intel Pentium 2129Y (89%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N3060 (100%)
Intel Pentium 2129Y (88%)

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 N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
2C 2T @ 2.48 GHz
244 (100%)
Intel Pentium 2129Y Intel Pentium 2129Y
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
218 (89%)

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 N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
2C 2T @ 2.48 GHz
478 (100%)
Intel Pentium 2129Y Intel Pentium 2129Y
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
413 (86%)

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 N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
Intel HD Graphics 400 @ 0.60 GHz
126 (100%)
Intel Pentium 2129Y Intel Pentium 2129Y
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 0.85 GHz
82 (65%)

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 N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
2C 2T @ 2.48 GHz
655 (100%)
Intel Pentium 2129Y Intel Pentium 2129Y
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
587 (90%)

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 N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
2C 2T @ 2.48 GHz
198 (100%)
Intel Pentium 2129Y Intel Pentium 2129Y
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
0 (0%)

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 N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
2C 2T @ 2.48 GHz
357 (100%)
Intel Pentium 2129Y Intel Pentium 2129Y
2C 2T @ 1.10 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 N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
170 (100%)
Intel Pentium 2129Y Intel Pentium 2129Y
2C 2T @ 1.10 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 N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
2C 2T @ 2.48 GHz
42 (100%)
Intel Pentium 2129Y Intel Pentium 2129Y
2C 2T @ 1.10 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 N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
2C 2T @ 2.48 GHz
77 (100%)
Intel Pentium 2129Y Intel Pentium 2129Y
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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