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Intel Celeron N3050

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Front view of Intel Celeron N3050

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Celeron N3050

Reasons to consider the
Intel Celeron N3050

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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
Much better performance per watt 8.65 pt/W vs 3.3 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 4.88W vs 16.25W 3.3x lower typical power consumption
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 1,584 vs 997 Around 60% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Lower annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year vs 4.82 $/year 3.3x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year vs 17.52 $/year 3.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
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AMD Athlon II 170u

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 78,400 MB/s vs 350.4 MB/s Around 223.8x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz vs 2.14 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron N3050 vs Athlon II 170u

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 N3050
350.4 MB/s
Athlon II 170u
78,400 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron N3050  vs
Athlon II 170u 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Celeron N3050  vs
Athlon II 170u 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.14 GHz 3.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.14 GHz 3.11 GHz

power consumption

TDP 6W 20W
Annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year 4.82 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year 17.52 $/year
Performance per watt 8.65 pt/W 3.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 4.88W 16.25W
Intel Celeron N3050
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