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Front view of Intel Celeron N3050

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Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Higher turbo clock speed 2.16 GHz vs 1.84 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Higher GPU clock speed 320 MHz vs 200 MHz 60% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.14 GHz vs 1.53 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Atom x5 x5-Z8300

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 279,050 MB/s vs 350.4 MB/s Around 796.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.73 pt/$ vs 0.13 pt/$ Around 5.8x better performance per dollar
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jan, 2015 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron N3050 vs Atom x5 x5-Z8300

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Celeron N3050
6.73 mHash/s
Atom x5 x5-Z8300
5.83 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Celeron N3050
4.38 mPixels/s
Atom x5 x5-Z8300
3.93 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Celeron N3050
0.44 fps
Atom x5 x5-Z8300
0.41 fps

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
Atom x5 x5-Z8300
279,050 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron N3050  vs
Atom x5 x5-Z8300 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.44 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.16 GHz 1.84 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

Typical power consumption 4.88W N/A

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Celeron N3050  vs
Atom x5 x5-Z8300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.14 GHz 1.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 1.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.14 GHz 1.53 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 320 MHz 200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 2,048 MB
Intel Celeron N3050
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