Intel Celeron 3965U vs Core i5-480M

Intel Celeron 3965U
Intel Core i5-480M

General info

Comparing Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.23
 
6.18
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Celeron
 
Intel Core i5
Architecture codename
Kaby Lake
 
Arrandale
Release date
1 March 2017
 
9 January 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$107
 
$81
Price now
$107
 
$81

Technical specs

Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
2.2 GHz
 
2.93 GHz
Bus support
no data
 
2400 MHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
2 MB
 
3 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
no data
 
81+114 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
105 °C
Transistor count
no data
 
382+177 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M 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
 
1
Socket
FCBGA1356
 
BGA1288, PGA988
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
AES-NI
+
 
-
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
+
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
+
 
no data
My WiFi
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
-
 
1.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Smart Response
+
 
no data
PAE
no data
 
36 Bit
FDI
no data
 
+
Fast Memory Access
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
no data
MPX
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
no data
OS Guard
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
+
 
-
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
8 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
17.1 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 610 (300 - 900 MHz)
 
HD Graphics (Ironlake)
Max video memory
32 GB
 
no data
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
+
Clear Video HD
+
 
+
Graphics max frequency
900 MHz
 
766 MHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
2
eDP
+
 
no data
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
no data
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
no data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
no data
OpenGL
4.4
 
no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
10
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Celeron 3965U 2.25 +33.1%
i5-480M 1.69

Passmark

Celeron 3965U 1762 +33.3%
i5-480M 1322

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Celeron 3965U and Core i5-480M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Celeron 3965U

33.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 March 2017 vs 9 January 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 35 watts)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
AES-NI save
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of Intel Core i5-480M

Cheaper ($81 vs $107)
FMA4

So, Celeron 3965U or Core i5-480M?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Celeron 3965U.
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