Intel Celeron N5100 vs Intel Core i5-5287U

Compare Intel Celeron N Series 4 core CPU vs Intel 5th 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 %
34 %
3% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

14 %
15 %
7% slightly better multitasking score

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
163% significantly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

6 W
366% significantly lower TDP
28 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

49% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

16 GiB
16 GiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

833rd of 1,327
823rd of 1,327


The product line

Celeron N Series
5th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2021
February 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Celeron N5100 vs Core i5-5287U comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-5287U is faster than the Celeron N5100. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Celeron N5100 in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Celeron N5100 has significantly more cores than the Core i5-5287U. Indeed, the Celeron N5100 has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the Core i5-5287U. But they both have the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i5-5287U has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Celeron N5100. A Celeron N5100 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-5287U CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Celeron N5100 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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