Intel Celeron N4120 vs Intel Celeron N4500

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Intel Celeron N4120 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Celeron N4500
Intel Celeron N4120 Intel Celeron N4500

CPU comparison

Intel Celeron N4120 or Intel Celeron N4500 - 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 N4120 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.60 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Celeron N4120 was released in Q4/2019.

The Intel Celeron N4500 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.80 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Celeron N4500 was released in Q1/2021.
Intel Celeron (165) Family Intel Celeron (165)
Intel Celeron J4000/N4000/N5000 (11) CPU group Intel Celeron N4000/N5000 (6)
9 Generation 10
Gemini Lake Architecture Jasper Lake
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Celeron N4120 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Celeron N4120 is 1.10 GHz (2.60 GHz) while the Intel Celeron N4500 has 2 CPU cores and 2 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Celeron N4500 is at 1.10 GHz (2.80 GHz).

Intel Celeron N4120 Characteristic Intel Celeron N4500
4 Cores 2
4 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.10 GHz Frequency 1.10 GHz
2.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.80 GHz
2.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.40 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 N4120 Characteristic Intel Celeron N4500
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Celeron N4120 or Intel Celeron N4500 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 UHD Graphics 600 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 16 EUs (Jasper Lake)
0.20 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
0.70 GHz GPU (Turbo) 0.75 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 11
14 nm Technology 10 nm
3 Max. displays 3
12 Compute units 16
96 Shader 128
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 UHD Graphics 600 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 16 EUs (Jasper Lake)
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode 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 N4120 can use up to 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 38.4 GB/s. The Intel Celeron N4500 supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 46.9 GB/s.

Intel Celeron N4120 Characteristic Intel Celeron N4500
LPDDR4-2400, DDR4-2400 Memory DDR4-2933, DDR4-2933
8 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
38.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 46.9 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 1.50 MB
4.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
6 PCIe lanes 8
3.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 7.9 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Celeron N4120 is 6 W, while the Intel Celeron N4500 has a TDP of 6 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Celeron N4120 Characteristic Intel Celeron N4500
6 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 6 W
-- TDP (PL2) 20 W
-- TDP up --
4.8 W TDP down 4.8 W
105 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The Intel Celeron N4120 is manufactured in 14 nm and has 4.00 MB cache. The Intel Celeron N4500 is manufactured in 10 nm and has a 5.50 MB cache.

Intel Celeron N4120 Characteristic Intel Celeron N4500
14 nm Technology 10 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 1090 Socket BGA 1338
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2019 Release date Q1/2021
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N4120 (79%)
Intel Celeron N4500 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N4120 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4500 (76%)

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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
448 (76%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
593 (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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1478 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
1078 (73%)

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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
362 (77%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
470 (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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1076 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
778 (72%)

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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
165 (84%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
197 (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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
407 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
342 (84%)

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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
Intel UHD Graphics 600 @ 0.70 GHz
134 (70%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
Intel UHD Graphics 16 EUs (Jasper Lake) @ 0.75 GHz
193 (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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
2542 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
1902 (75%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
467 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
723 (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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
77 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 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 N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
197 (100%)
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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