Intel Processor N100 vs Intel Core i5-1235U

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Intel Processor N100 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-1235U
Intel Processor N100 Intel Core i5-1235U

CPU comparison

Intel Processor N100 or Intel Core i5-1235U - 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 Processor N100 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.40 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 1 memory channels. The Intel Processor N100 was released in Q1/2023.

The Intel Core i5-1235U has 10 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-1235U was released in Q1/2022.
Intel Processor N (5) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Processor N50/N100/N200 (5) CPU group Intel Core i 1200P/1200U (21)
13 Generation 12
Alder Lake N Architecture Alder Lake U
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Core i5-1335U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Processor N100 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Processor N100 is 1.80 GHz (3.40 GHz) while the Intel Core i5-1235U has 10 CPU cores and 12 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-1235U is at 1.30 GHz (4.40 GHz).

Intel Processor N100 Characteristic Intel Core i5-1235U
4 Cores 10
4 Threads 12
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.80 GHz (3.40 GHz)
4x Gracemont
A-Core 1.30 GHz (4.40 GHz)
2x Golden Cove
-- B-Core 0.90 GHz (3.30 GHz)
8x Gracemont

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Processor N100 Characteristic Intel Core i5-1235U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Processor N100 or Intel Core i5-1235U 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 24 EUs (Alder Lake) GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake)
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
0.75 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
12 GPU Generation 13
10 nm Technology 10 nm
3 Max. displays 4
24 Compute units 80
192 Shader 640
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
12 DirectX Version 12.1

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 UHD Graphics 24 EUs (Alder Lake) GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder 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
Decode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Processor N100 can use up to 16 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 38.4 GB/s. The Intel Core i5-1235U supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 83.2 GB/s.

Intel Processor N100 Characteristic Intel Core i5-1235U
DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4X-4266, DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
16 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
38.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 83.2 GB/s
No ECC No
4.00 MB L2 Cache 6.50 MB
6.00 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 4.0
9 PCIe lanes 28
8.9 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 55.1 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Processor N100 is 6 W, while the Intel Core i5-1235U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Processor N100 Characteristic Intel Core i5-1235U
6 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
25 W TDP (PL2) 55 W
10 W TDP up --
-- TDP down --
105 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Processor N100 is manufactured in 10 nm and has 10.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i5-1235U is manufactured in 10 nm and has a 18.50 MB cache.

Intel Processor N100 Characteristic Intel Core i5-1235U
10 nm Technology 10 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
BGA Socket BGA 1744
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
Q1/2023 Release date Q1/2022
128 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Processor N100 (60%)
Intel Core i5-1235U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Processor N100 (40%)
Intel Core i5-1235U (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
821 (49%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1668 (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2269 (29%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
7852 (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
989 (67%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1479 (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2840 (48%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
5977 (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1220 (58%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2089 (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3129 (48%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
6454 (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
347 (54%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
637 (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1076 (32%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
3321 (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
Intel UHD Graphics 24 EUs (Alder Lake) @ 0.75 GHz
288 (19%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.20 GHz
1487 (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
5417 (40%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
13681 (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
154 (72%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
214 (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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
477 (42%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
1128 (100%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
Intel Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
2,269 CB R23 MC @ 10 W
227 (100%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
7,852 CB R23 MC @ 35 W
222 (98%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
59 (100%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
197 (100%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
379 (100%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 2.50 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 Processor N100 Intel Processor N100
4C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
1304 (100%)
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Processor N100 Intel Core i5-1235U
Unknown HP 250 G9 (2022)
HP Pavilion 15-eg2000sf

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