Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) vs Intel Celeron N3050

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Celeron N3050
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Intel Celeron N3050

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) and the Intel Celeron N3050 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) 4 core processor released in 02/2016 with the Intel Celeron N3050 which has 2 CPU cores and was introduced in Q2/2015.
Broadcom BCM (3) Family Intel Celeron (165)
Broadcom BCM2837B0 (1) CPU group Intel Celeron J3000/N3000 (10)
3 Generation 8
Cortex-A15 Architecture Braswell
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.40 GHz. The processor can compute 4 threads at the same time. The Intel Celeron N3050 clocks with 1.60 GHz (2.16 GHz), has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel.

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Characteristic Intel Celeron N3050
4 Cores 2
4 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? No
1.40 GHz Frequency 1.60 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.16 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.16 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.

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Characteristic Intel Celeron N3050
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Broadcom VideoCore 5 GPU Intel HD Graphics 400
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 0.32 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 0.60 GHz
5 GPU Generation 8
40 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 3
2 Compute units 12
24 Shader 96
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
1 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
-- 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.

Broadcom VideoCore 5 GPU Intel HD Graphics 400
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 1 GB of memory in a maximum of 1 memory channels is supported by the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0), while the Intel Celeron N3050 supports a maximum of 8 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s enabled.

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Characteristic Intel Celeron N3050
Memory DDR3L-1600
1 GB Max. Memory 8 GB
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
3.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
0.50 MB L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache 2.00 MB
-- PCIe version 2.0
-- PCIe lanes 4
-- PCIe Bandwidth 2.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) has a TDP of 7 W. The TDP of the Intel Celeron N3050 is 6 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Characteristic Intel Celeron N3050
7 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 6 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
4 W TDP down 4 W
-- Tjunction max. 90 °C

Technical details

The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) has 0.50 MB cache and is manufactured in 40 nm. The cache of Intel Celeron N3050 is at 2.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Characteristic Intel Celeron N3050
40 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2
-- Socket BGA 1170
None Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
No AES-NI Yes
Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
02/2016 Release date Q2/2015
35 $ Release price --
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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.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
Broadcom VideoCore 5 @ 0.40 GHz
20 (16%)
Intel Celeron N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
Intel HD Graphics 400 @ 0.60 GHz
126 (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.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Celeron N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
221 (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.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Celeron N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
440 (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.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Celeron N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
174 (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.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Celeron N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
315 (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.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Celeron N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
590 (100%)

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.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Celeron N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
149 (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.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Celeron N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
36 (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.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Celeron N3050 Intel Celeron N3050
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
67 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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