Targeted at entry-level PCs, Intel’s Alder Lake-N family of processors has its own tier, with several including the flagship eight-core Core i3-N305, the mid-range quad-core N97, and the low-end dual-core N50. Contains options. . The latter belongs to a segment of little interest to performance-oriented users, which is why such chips are never reviewed. But someone shared the Intel processor N50 test results on his Geekbench (via) @BenchLeaks).
Intel’s Processor N50 It features two general-purpose cores based on the Gracemont microarchitecture. Running at 3.40 GHz, the chip features a UHD-badged Xe-based graphics core with 16 EUs at 750 MHz and supports up to 16 GB of DDR4, DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory. With a thermal design power of 6W, the CPU can serve a wide variety of applications including laptops, thin clients, compact desktops and many other low-power devices. What SoCs don’t offer, of course, is high performance.
|Header Cell – Column 0||Intel N50||Intel N97||Core i3-N305|
|General specifications||2E, up to 3.40 GHz | 16EU at 750MHz||4E, up to 3.60 GHz | 24 EUs at 1.20 GHz||8E, up to 3.78 GHz | 32 EUs at 1.25 GHz|
|Single Core | Score||1054||1208||1431|
|Multicore | Score||1388||2879||5538|
In fact, even the single-core result of the Intel processor N50 Geekbench 6 CPU test It’s significantly lower than the processors N97 and Core i3-N305, which isn’t surprising given the lower frequencies. Since this is a dual-core CPU, the multi-core score is expected to be more than 2x lower than he N97.
as far as OpenCL Compute Performance Worryingly, the processor N50 has a significantly reduced integrated GPU, with only 16 execution units and a speed of just 750 MHz. The N97 and N305 iGPUs have so many EUs that run pretty fast that you can’t even compare them.
Of course, Intel’s N50 can run productivity applications just fine, especially if you don’t need to compute large XLS files or perform other resource-intensive tasks. Still, this CPU is typically intended to be found in very simple machines that use cloud resources or handle light workloads.
Geekbench 6 is a synthetic benchmark and doesn’t necessarily represent real-world application performance, but it’s clear that your CPU is slow when it lags behind entry-level offerings by a factor of several.