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Front view of Intel Celeron P4600

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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
Front view of Intel Celeron 2957U

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 2957U vs the P4600.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron P4600 vs 2957U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Celeron P4600
6.64 mHash/s
Celeron 2957U
5.78 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Celeron P4600
8.92 mPixels/s
Celeron 2957U
6.97 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Celeron P4600
1.18 fps
Celeron 2957U
-1 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 P4600
83,550 MB/s
Celeron 2957U
80,200 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron P4600  vs
2957U 
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988A
BGA 1168

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 35W 15W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 3.15 pt/W 5.11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Celeron P4600  vs
2957U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 15 14

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 1.41 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 1.41 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics HD
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 667 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 16,384 MB
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