Earlier this year, it was revealed that Intel plans to stop using the Celeron and Pentium brands for its entry-level notebook CPUs in 2023. Instead, Intel uses the “Intel Processor” brand. With only a few weeks left until 2023, it’s time to test one of his first CPUs with the Intel processor badge. For now, until the test results are validated, take the test results with a pinch of salt.
The first Intel processor product to hit Primate Labs’ Geekbench 5 database was Intel N95 (via @benchleaks), which appears to be one of the entry-level Alder Lake-N CPUs with four Atom-class energy-efficient cores based on the Gracement microarchitecture. The processor features a base clock of 1.70 GHz, a boost clock of 2.80 GHz, 2 MB of L2 cache, and 6 MB of L3 cache, based on entries in the Geekbench database. This isn’t the first time an Alder Lake-N CPU has been benchmarked, but it’s the first time we see a quad-core Alder Lake-N of his.
|Header Cell – Column 0||Intel N95||Core i3-N305||Celeron 7305||Athlon Gold 7220U||Core i3-1210U|
|General specifications||4E, up to 2.80 GHz||8E, up to 3.78 GHz||1P, 4E, 1.10GHz||2P/4T, up to 3.70 GHz||2P, 4E, up to 4.40 GHz|
|Single Core | Integer||701||922||372||852||1287|
|Single Core | Floating||829||1080||432||1004||1569|
|Single Core | Crypto||1540||2041||1097||1536||2542|
|Single Core | Score||781||1025||426||932||1434|
|multicore | integer||1834||4435||1127||1990||4121|
|Multicore | Floating||2045||4514||1275||2256||4662|
|Multicore | Crypto||3446||3658||2937||3779||4903|
|Multicore | Score||1978||4420||1262||2159||4322|
The Intel N95 is an entry-level product with only four efficient cores and a fairly low frequency, so it’s not designed to offer breakthrough performance. So it’s not surprising that it ranked significantly slower than Intel’s 8-core Core i3-N305 ‘Alder Lake-N’ processor. It’s a huge improvement over Intel’s existing Celeron 7305 CPU with its more efficient cores.
We still need to determine exactly how Intel plans to position its N95 processors, but for comparison, AMD’s with two Zen 2 cores and 4MB of L3 cache at 2.40 GHz to 3.70 GHz. I’ve also included the scores obtained with the entry-level Athlon Gold 7220U CPU. Clearly, the Athlon Gold 7220U shows a better GeekBench 5 score than Intel’s N95, but AMD’s lowest next-gen Athlon will be the dual-core Athlon Silver 7120U (still needs to get benchmarks) It is necessary to remember that
Note that Geekbench 5 isn’t the best way to estimate CPU performance in a real application, but it can be used to examine how processors stack up against each other.
On the other hand, keep in mind that it’s too early to draw any conclusions about the performance of these CPUs as we’re dealing with pre-production Alder Lake-N hardware at the moment.