Intel Celeron B830 vs AMD Turion II N550

Intel Celeron B830
AMD Turion II N550

General info

Comparing Celeron B830 and Turion II N550 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Celeron
 
AMD Turion II
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Champlain
Release date
2 September 2012
 
4 October 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$86
 
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Technical specs

Celeron B830 and Turion II N550 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Celeron B830 and Turion II N550 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
1.8 GHz
 
2.6 GHz
Bus support
n/d
 
3600 MHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
265 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
2048 KB
L3 cache
2048 KB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
131 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
504 million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Celeron B830 and Turion II N550 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
FCPGA988
 
S1
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Celeron B830 and Turion II N550. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
n/d
FMA
+
 
-
VirusProtect
-
 
+
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
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d
Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Celeron B830 and Turion II N550 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Anti-Theft
-
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Celeron B830 and Turion II N550 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
-
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Celeron B830 and Turion II N550.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
n/d
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
21.3 GB / s
 
n/d

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Celeron B830 and Turion II N550.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 950 MHz)
 
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Graphics max frequency
1.05 GHz
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Celeron B830 and Turion II N550 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
SDVO
+
 
n/d
CRT
+
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Celeron B830 and Turion II N550.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
n/d
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Celeron B830 and Turion II N550. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Celeron B830 3.15
Turion II N550 3.17 +0.6%

Passmark

Celeron B830 1512
Turion II N550 1521 +0.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Celeron B830 and Turion II N550 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Celeron B830

Much newer (2 September 2012 vs 4 October 2010)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
Idle States (a set of CPU idle states of varied depth, used for energy saving purposes)
Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
Execute Disable Bit (allows marking some memory ranges as non-executable, thus protecting software against so-called "buffer overflow" attacks)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
FMA4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Turion II N550

0.6% faster in synthetic tests
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)

So, Celeron B830 or Turion II N550?

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