CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of N2930 vs 4200+ among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Celeron N2930 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Celeron N2930  based on its performance and power consumption.

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Intel Celeron N2930

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Front view of Intel Celeron N2930

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Celeron N2930

Reasons to consider the
Intel Celeron N2930

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 50,800 MB/s vs 59.9 MB/s More than 848x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,562 vs 1,586 More than 60% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 6.09W vs 72.31W 11.9x lower typical power consumption
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 49 °C Around 2.2x higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better performance per watt 7.05 pt/W vs 0.52 pt/W Around 13.5x better performance per watt
Newer Feb, 2014 vs May, 2005 Release date over 8 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year vs 21.44 $/year 11.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year vs 77.96 $/year 11.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 4200+

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AMD Athlon X2 4200+

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Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.83 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz vs 2.16 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 2.16 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron N2930 vs Athlon X2 4200+

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Celeron N2930
50,800 MB/s
Athlon X2 4200+
59.9 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron N2930  vs
Athlon X2 4200+ 
Clock speed 1.83 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1170
AM2
939
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 7.5W 89W
Annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 7.05 pt/W 0.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.09W 72.31W

details

Celeron N2930  vs
Athlon X2 4200+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 49°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.16 GHz 2.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.16 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.16 GHz 2.65 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 313 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 854 MHz N/A
Intel Celeron N2930
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