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Intel Celeron N3050

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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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 4.88W vs 52.81W 10.8x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 8.65 pt/W vs 1.91 pt/W More than 4.5x better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2015 vs May, 2010 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 10.8x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 10.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.84 GHz vs 2.14 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,628 vs 879 More than 85% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.91 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Slightly better PassMark score 1,882 vs 885 Around 2.2x better PassMark score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron N3050 vs Athlon II X2 260

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 X2 260
128,900 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron N3050  vs
Athlon II X2 260 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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

power consumption

TDP 6W 65W
Annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 8.65 pt/W 1.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 4.88W 52.81W

details

Celeron N3050  vs
Athlon II X2 260 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 2 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 3.84 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 3.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.14 GHz 3.84 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 320 MHz N/A
Intel Celeron N3050
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