Intel Celeron N5100 vs Intel Core i5-4330M

Compare Intel Celeron N Series 4 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i5 2 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

18 %
19 %
5% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

33 %
33 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
14 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

14 %
14 %

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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

1 GHz
3 GHz
154% significantly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

6 W
516% significantly lower TDP
37 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

100% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

16 GiB
32 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

832nd of 1,326
829th of 1,326


The product line

Celeron N Series
4th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2021
November 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Celeron N5100 vs Core i5-4330M comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-4330M beats the Celeron N5100 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Celeron N5100 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Celeron N5100 has significantly more cores with 4 compared to the Core i5-4330M that has 2. But they both have the same number of threads.

Our database shows that the Core i5-4330M has a significantly higher clock speed than the Celeron N5100.

A Celeron N5100 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-4330M CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Core i5-4330M over the Celeron N5100.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Celeron N5100 and the Core i5-4330M, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the Celeron N5100 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.


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