How We Tested

During our benchmarking sessions, we used the configuration listed below. Between our benchmarking sessions, the only variable device was the CPU being tested and the motherboard and memory, which had to be replaced to match the different CPUs.

Hardware Configuration

  • Motherboard (Celeron N3150): ASRock N3150B-ITX
  • Motherboard (Athlon 5150): ASUS AM1M-A
  • Motherboard (Pentium J2900): ASRock Q2900M
  • CPU Cooler: Intel/AMD stock
  • Memory (Pentium J2900 and Athlon 5150): 8 GiB DDR3-2133, two G.Skill Ripjaws F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH 4 GiB memory modules configured at 1333 MHz or 1600 MHz depending on the CPU
  • Memory (Celeron N3150): 8 GiB DDR3L, two Kingston KVR16IS11/4 4GiB modules, configured at 1600 MHz
  • Boot drive: Kingston HyperX Savage 480 GB
  • Video Card: integrated
  • Video Monitor: Philips 236VL
  • Power Supply: Corsair CX500M

Operating System Configuration

  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • NTFS
  • Video resolution: 1920 x 1080 60 Hz

Driver Versions

  • AMD driver version: 15.7
  • Intel Inf chipset driver version: 10.0

Software Used

Error Margin

We adopted a 4% error margin. Thus, differences below 4% cannot be considered relevant. In other words, products with a performance difference below 4% should be considered as having similar performance.