The Celeron N3150 is a quad-core processor with a TDP of only 6 W, 1.6 GHz base clock and turbo clock of 2.08 GHz, targeted on low-cost desktop computers. Let’s see how it performs, compared to its main competitors.
Intel launched recently their new low-cost, low-TDP desktop processors, named Braswell. They come to replace the Bay Trail-D CPUs, actually using the same microarchitecture, but with 14 nm manufacturing process and a new 8th generation graphics engine. They have a 2 MiB L2 cache and support DDR3L-1600 dual channel memory.
The table below shows the Braswell CPUs launched so far.
|CPU||Cores||Base Clock||Turbo Clock||TDP|
|Pentium N3700||4||1.6 GHz||2.4GHz||6 W|
|Celeron N3150||4||1.6 GHz||2.08 GHz||6 W|
|Celeron N3050||2||1.6 GHz||2.16 GHz||6 W|
|Celeron N3000||2||1.04 GHz||2.08 GHz||4 W|
Braswell processors are SoC (system on a chip) CPUs, which means the processing cores, memory controller, video engine, and even the chipset are integrated in a single die. It helps to keep the cost and the thermal dissipation low.
Figure 1 unveils the Celeron N3150 CPU. As well as the other processors of this family, it comes soldered to the motherboard. In this case, it comes with the ASRock N3150B-ITX motherboard, which we analyzed recently.
Let’s compare the main specs of the reviewed CPUs in the next page.