Intel Celeron 3855U vs Core 2 Duo SP9400

Intel Celeron 3855U
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400

General info

Comparing Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
1.77
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Celeron
 
Intel Core 2 Duo
Achitecture codename
Skylake
 
Penryn
Release date
15 August 2015
 
20 August 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
$107
 
$284
Price now
n/d
 
$284

Technical specs

Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
1.6 GHz
 
2.4 GHz
Bus support
4 GT / s
 
1066 MHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
n/d
L2 cache
512 KB
 
6134 KB
L3 cache
2 MB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
98.57 mm210.3 mm × 9.57 mm
 
107 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
1750 Million
 
410 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
n/d
Socket
FCBGA1356
 
BGA956
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
25 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
My WiFi
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
-
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
-
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
Smart Response
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
n/d
OS Guard
-
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400.
Supported memory types
DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1600, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
n/d
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
n/d

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400.
Integrated graphics
 
n/d
Max video memory
32 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
Graphics max frequency
900 MHz
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
n/d
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.4
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
n/d
Max number of PCIe lanes
10
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Celeron 3855U 3.56 +0.3%
2 Duo SP9400 3.55

Passmark

Celeron 3855U 1687 +0.4%
2 Duo SP9400 1680

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Celeron 3855U and Core 2 Duo SP9400 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Celeron 3855U

0.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (15 August 2015 vs 20 August 2008)
Cheaper ($107 vs $284)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 25 watts)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400

We are unaware of any advantages of Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400 over Intel Celeron 3855U.

So, Celeron 3855U or Core 2 Duo SP9400?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Celeron 3855U and Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400. The differences in performance seem too small.
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