CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of N3050 vs N2940 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

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Celeron N2940 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Celeron N2940  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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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 better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 4.48 mPixels/s vs 1.14 mPixels/s Around 4x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better performance per watt 8.65 pt/W vs 7.82 pt/W More than 10% better performance per watt
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date 6 months later
Front view of Intel Celeron N2940

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 52,800 MB/s vs 350.4 MB/s Around 150.8x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 23 vs 18.5 Around 25% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Higher clock speed 1.83 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Slightly better performance per dollar 0.55 pt/$ vs 0.48 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.25 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron N3050 vs N2940

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Celeron N3050
6.77 mHash/s
Celeron N2940
1.83 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Celeron N3050
4.48 mPixels/s
Celeron N2940
1.14 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Celeron N3050
0.44 fps
Celeron N2940
0.13 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
Celeron N2940
52,800 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron N3050  vs
N2940 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.83 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.16 GHz 2.25 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 6W 7.5W
Annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year 1.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year 6.57 $/year
Performance per watt 8.65 pt/W 7.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 4.88W 6.09W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Celeron N3050  vs
N2940 
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 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.14 GHz 2.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.14 GHz 2.25 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 320 MHz 313 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 8,192 MB
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