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Introduction

Recently, we analyzed the ASRock Q2900M motherboard, which brings an on-board “Bay Trail-D” Pentium J2900 CPU. In this article, we will compare the performance of this processor to other three low-cost, low-TDP CPUs that we reviewed recently: the Sempron 2650, the Celeron J1800, and the A4-5000 to see whether the Pentium J2900 is faster than its competitors or not.

It is hard to say whether the quad-core Pentium J2900 is a direct competitor to the Sempron 2650 and to the Celeron J1800 or not, since they are dual-core CPUs; the A4-5000, however, is also a quad-core CPU. The Pentium J2900 comes soldered on motherboard, like the Celeron J1800 and the A4-5000, while the Sempron 2650 uses a socket, being sold separately from the motherboard. However, all of them are low-cost, low-consumption processors, and they are SoC (System On a Chip) CPUs, which means they include the processing cores, the memory controller, the video controller, and also the chipset in the same chip.

Figure 1 unveil the Pentium J2900 CPU that comes on the ASRock Q2900M motherboard.

Intel Pentium J2900 processorFigure 1: the Pentium J2900 processor

Let’s compare the main specs of the reviewed CPUs in the next page.