Intel Processor N50 vs Intel Processor N97

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Intel Processor N50 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Processor N97
Intel Processor N50 Intel Processor N97

CPU comparison

Intel Processor N50 or Intel Processor N97 - 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 N50 has 2 cores with 2 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 N50 was released in Q1/2023.

The Intel Processor N97 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The Intel Processor N97 was released in Q1/2023.
Intel Processor N (5) Family Intel Processor N (5)
Intel Processor N50/N100/N200 (5) CPU group Intel Processor N50/N100/N200 (5)
13 Generation 13
Alder Lake N Architecture Alder Lake N
Mobile Segment Mobile
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-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Processor N50 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Processor N50 is 1.80 GHz (3.40 GHz) while the Intel Processor N97 has 4 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Processor N97 is at 2.00 GHz (3.60 GHz).

Intel Processor N50 Characteristic Intel Processor N97
2 Cores 4
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.80 GHz Frequency 2.00 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.60 GHz
3.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.40 GHz

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 N50 Characteristic Intel Processor N97
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Processor N50 or Intel Processor N97 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 13th Gen (16 EU) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 24 EUs (Alder Lake)
0.25 GHz GPU frequency 1.20 GHz
0.75 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
13 GPU Generation 12
10 nm Technology 10 nm
3 Max. displays 3
16 Compute units 24
128 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12.1 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 13th Gen (16 EU) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 24 EUs (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 / Encode
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 N50 can use up to 16 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 76.8 GB/s. The Intel Processor N97 supports up to 16 GB of memory in 1 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 38.4 GB/s.

Intel Processor N50 Characteristic Intel Processor N97
, DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
16 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 1 (Single Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
No ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache 4.00 MB
6.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
9 PCIe lanes 9
8.9 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 8.9 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Processor N50 is 6 W, while the Intel Processor N97 has a TDP of 12 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Processor N50 Characteristic Intel Processor N97
6 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 12 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
105 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The Intel Processor N50 is manufactured in 10 nm and has 8.00 MB cache. The Intel Processor N97 is manufactured in 10 nm and has a 10.00 MB cache.

Intel Processor N50 Characteristic Intel Processor N97
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, AVX, AVX2
BGA Socket BGA
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 Q1/2023
-- Release price --
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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 N50 Intel Processor N50
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
1042 (84%)
Intel Processor N97 Intel Processor N97
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1237 (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 N50 Intel Processor N50
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1376 (45%)
Intel Processor N97 Intel Processor N97
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3051 (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 N50 Intel Processor N50
Intel UHD Graphics 13th Gen (16 EU) @ 0.75 GHz
192 (42%)
Intel Processor N97 Intel Processor N97
Intel UHD Graphics 24 EUs (Alder Lake) @ 1.20 GHz
461 (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 N50 Intel Processor N50
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Processor N97 Intel Processor N97
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
6057 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Processor N50 Intel Processor N97
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