Intel Celeron N4500 vs AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Celeron N4500 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
Intel Celeron N4500 AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

CPU comparison

Intel Celeron N4500 or AMD Athlon Silver 3050U - 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 N4500 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.80 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Celeron N4500 was released in Q1/2021.

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U was released in Q1/2020.
Intel Celeron (165) Family AMD Athlon (29)
Intel Celeron N4000/N5000 (6) CPU group AMD Athlon Silver 3000 (3)
10 Generation 4
Jasper Lake Architecture Dali (Zen)
Mobile Segment Mobile
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CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Celeron N4500 is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.10 GHz (2.80 GHz). The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U has 2 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz (3.20 GHz).

Intel Celeron N4500 Characteristic AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.10 GHz Frequency 2.30 GHz
2.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.20 GHz
2.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.30 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 N4500 Characteristic AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
-- 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 UHD Graphics 16 EUs (Jasper Lake) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge)
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 1.10 GHz
0.75 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
11 GPU Generation 8
10 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
16 Compute units 3
128 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 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 16 EUs (Jasper Lake) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge)
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 N4500 supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Celeron N4500 Characteristic AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
DDR4-2933, DDR4-2933 Memory DDR4-2400
16 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
46.9 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
No ECC Yes
1.50 MB L2 Cache --
4.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
8 PCIe lanes 8
7.9 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 7.9 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Celeron N4500 has a TDP of 6 W, that of the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U is 15 W.

Intel Celeron N4500 Characteristic AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
6 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
20 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 25 W
4.8 W TDP down 12 W
105 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The Intel Celeron N4500 has a 5.50 MB cache, while the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U cache has a total of 4.00 MB.

Intel Celeron N4500 Characteristic AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
10 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
BGA 1338 Socket FP5
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems
Q1/2021 Release date Q1/2020
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N4500 (78%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U (97%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N4500 (63%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U (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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
593 (79%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
749 (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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
1078 (75%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
470 (54%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
873 (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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
778 (51%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
1524 (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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
197 (100%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
181 (92%)

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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
Intel UHD Graphics 16 EUs (Jasper Lake) @ 0.75 GHz
193 (46%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.10 GHz
422 (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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
1902 (63%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
3004 (100%)

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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
467 (100%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
723 (100%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)

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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
342 (100%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
668 (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 N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
122 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Celeron N4500 AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
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