AMD Turion II N530 vs Intel Celeron 2980U

AMD Turion II N530
Intel Celeron 2980U

General info

Comparing Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
15.61
 
n/d
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Turion II
 
Intel Celeron
Achitecture codename
Champlain
 
Haswell
Release date
12 May 2010
 
1 October 2013
Price now
$30
 
n/d

Technical specs

Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.5 GHz
 
1.6 GHz
Bus support
3600 MHz
 
n/d
L1 cache
265 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2048 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
2 MB
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
n/d
 
118 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
n/d
 
1,400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
n/d
 
1
Socket
S1
 
FCBGA1168
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
VirusProtect
+
 
-
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
-
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
-
GPIO
n/d
 
+
Smart Connect
n/d
 
+
FDI
n/d
 
-
AMT
n/d
 
9.5
Matrix Storage
n/d
 
-
HD Audio
n/d
 
+
RST
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
OS Guard
n/d
 
-
Anti-Theft
n/d
 
-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
n/d
 
-
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
25.6 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) (200 - 1000 MHz)
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
12
PCI support
n/d
 
-
USB revision
n/d
 
3.0
Total number of SATA ports
n/d
 
4
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
n/d
 
2
Integrated IDE
n/d
 
-
Number of USB ports
n/d
 
4
Integrated LAN
n/d
 
-
UART
n/d
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Turion II N530 3.27
Celeron 2980U 3.32 +1.5%

Passmark

Turion II N530 1567
Celeron 2980U 1593 +1.7%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Turion II N530 and Celeron 2980U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Turion II N530

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)
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)

Advantages of Intel Celeron 2980U

1.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 October 2013 vs 12 May 2010)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 35 watts)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

So, Turion II N530 or Celeron 2980U?

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