Intel Celeron N5105 vs Intel Core i5-8279U

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Celeron N5105 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-8279U
Intel Celeron N5105 Intel Core i5-8279U

CPU comparison

Intel Celeron N5105 or Intel Core i5-8279U - 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 N5105 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.90 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Celeron N5105 was released in Q1/2021.

The Intel Core i5-8279U has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-8279U was released in Q2/2019.
Intel Celeron (165) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Celeron N4000/N5000 (6) CPU group Intel Core i 8000U (8)
10 Generation 8
Jasper Lake Architecture Coffee Lake U
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Celeron N5105 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.00 GHz (2.90 GHz). The Intel Core i5-8279U has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.40 GHz (4.10 GHz).

Intel Celeron N5105 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8279U
4 Cores 4
4 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.00 GHz Frequency 2.40 GHz
2.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.10 GHz
2.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.60 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 N5105 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8279U
-- 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 24 EUs (Jasper Lake) GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
0.45 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
0.90 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
11 GPU Generation 9.5
10 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Compute units 48
192 Shader 384
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 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 24 EUs (Jasper Lake) GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
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 N5105 supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-8279U can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Celeron N5105 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8279U
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 No
1.50 MB L2 Cache --
4.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
8 PCIe lanes 16
7.9 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Celeron N5105 has a TDP of 10 W, that of the Intel Core i5-8279U is 28 W.

Intel Celeron N5105 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8279U
10 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 28 W
20 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
105 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Celeron N5105 has a 5.50 MB cache, while the Intel Core i5-8279U cache has a total of 6.00 MB.

Intel Celeron N5105 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8279U
10 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, AVX2
BGA 1338 Socket BGA 1528
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
Q1/2021 Release date Q2/2019
-- Release price 320 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N5105 (55%)
Intel Core i5-8279U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Celeron N5105 (46%)
Intel Core i5-8279U (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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
667 (64%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1035 (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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2074 (52%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3953 (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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
492 (39%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1255 (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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1489 (34%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4382 (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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
254 (63%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
402 (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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
820 (48%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1702 (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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
Intel UHD Graphics 24 EUs (Jasper Lake) @ 0.90 GHz
360 (41%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 @ 1.15 GHz
883 (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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
4077 (51%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
7965 (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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
619 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 4.10 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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
2097 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 3.60 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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
171 (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 N5105 Intel Celeron N5105
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8279U Intel Core i5-8279U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
782 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Celeron N5105 Intel Core i5-8279U
Unknown Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2019)

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