Alleged Intel Core i3-N300 / N305 benchmarks appear online

Alleged Intel Core i3-N300 / N305 benchmarks appear online

The results of some benchmarks carried out on the unpublished Intel eight-core processors of the Core i3-N300 series, which should be part of the Alder Lake-N line and feature only energy-efficient Atom cores, have been leaked online. which would explain their lower performance compared to the quad-core Core i3-12100 and the hexa-core Core i3-1210U in CrossMark and Geekbench 5.

Spec-wise, the Core i3-N300 and Core i3-N305 are equipped with eight cores and eight threads and have an integrated GPU. According to Geekbench 5, the Core i3-N305 has a base frequency of 1.80GHz and a maximum of 3.78GHz. The test configuration the Core i3-N300 was installed on was complemented by 8GB of RAM and a 512GB NVMe SCY SSD, while the one with the Core i3-N305 had 16GB of DDR-3200 and the same SSD. Both systems used only one memory channel, which would confirm rumors that Alder Lake-N processors only support one channel.


Overall Productivity Creativity Responsiveness Notes Core i3-N300 686 738 681 564 8GB DDR4-3200, single-channel Core i3-N305 911 961 870 890 16GB DDR4-3200, single- channel Core i3-1210U 1359 1393 1340 1319 8GB LPDDR4X-4267, octa-channel Core i3-12100 1372 1435 1342 1284 8GB DDR4-3200, single-channel

Geekbench 5

Core i3-N305 Core i3-1210U Core i3-12100 General Specifications 8E, up to 3.78GHz 2P, 4E, up to 4.40GHz 4P, up to 4.30GHz Single-Core | Integer 922 1287 1399 Single-Core | Float 1080 1569 1689 Single-Core | Crypto 2041 2542 4425 Single-Core | Score 1025 1434 1637 Multi-Core | Integer 4435 4121 5929 Multi-Core | Float 4514 4662 7021 Multi-Core | Crypto 3658 4903 7313 Multi-Core | Score 4420 4322 6326 As you can read from the tables, the performance of the Core i3-N300 CPUs certainly does not shine, although they are pre-production models, therefore susceptible to further modifications and / or optimizations. In any case, these are low power consumption processors that can be useful on devices that need a long autonomy.