Intel Celeron N4120 processor review

Celeron N4120 processor released by Intel; release date: 4 Nov 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $107. The processor is designed for mobile-computers and based on Gemini Lake Refresh microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 4, threads - 4. Maximum CPU clock speed - 2.60 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 105°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 224 KB, L2 - 4 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4/LPDDR4 upto 2400 MT/s. Maximum memory size: 8 GB.

Supported socket types: FCBGA1090. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 6 Watt.

The processor has integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics 600 with the following parameters: maximum frequency - 700 MHz, maximum video memory size - 8 GB.

Benchmarks

GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
9047 Frames
614 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
9047.000 Fps
614.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
Manhattan
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
7128 Frames
1887 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
Manhattan
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
7128.000 Fps
1887.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
T-Rex
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
12887 Frames
3031 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
T-Rex
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
12887.000 Fps
3031.000 Fps
PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3027
1115
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
48478
2179
Name Value
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 614 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 614.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 1887 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 1887.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 3031 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 3031.000 Fps
PassMark - Single thread mark 1115
PassMark - CPU mark 2179

Integrated graphics – Intel UHD Graphics 600

Technical info

Boost clock speed 750 MHz
Core clock speed 200 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Pipelines 12
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 5 Watt
Transistor count 189 million

Games performance

Counter-Strike: GO (2012)

Low, 1024x76827.40

Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019)

Low, 1280x7209.80

League of Legends (2019)

Low, 1280x72042.50
Medium, 1920x108029.80
High, 1920x108022.00
Ultra, 1920x108019.20

F1 2019 (2019)

Low, 1280x7209.00

Anno 1800 (2019)

Low, 1280x7208.30

The Division 2 (2019)

Low, 1280x7202.00

Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019)

Low, 1280x72017.70

Far Cry New Dawn (2019)

Low, 1280x7201.00

Apex Legends (2019)

Low, 1280x7207.80

World of Tanks enCore (2018)

Low, 1366x76834.80
Medium, 1920x10804.80

Just Cause 4 (2018)

Low, 1280x7203.00

Darksiders III (2018)

Low, 1280x7207.00

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Low, 1280x7204.00

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Low, 1280x7202.00

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Low, 1280x7204.00

F1 2018 (2018)

Low, 1280x72012.00

Far Cry 5 (2018)

Low, 1280x7203.00

X-Plane 11.11 (2018)

Low, 1280x7206.80
Medium, 1920x10805.30
High, 1920x10804.70

Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018)

Low, 1280x7202.90

Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017)

Low, 1280x7209.00

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)

Low, 1280x7205.50

Team Fortress 2 (2017)

Low, 1280x72035.30
Medium, 1366x76828.70

Rocket League (2017)

Low, 1280x72022.15
Medium, 1920x108011.70
High, 1920x10809.30

For Honor (2017)

Low, 1280x7209.30
Medium, 1920x10803.00

Overwatch (2016)

Low, 1280x7205.00
Medium, 1366x7683.00

Rainbow Six Siege (2015)

Low, 1024x76817.10
Medium, 1366x76810.80

World of Warships (2015)

Low, 1366x76820.00
Medium, 1366x76813.10

Dota 2 Reborn (2015)

Low, 1280x72028.25
Medium, 1366x76813.45
High, 1920x10806.50
Ultra, 1920x10805.90

Dirt Rally (2015)

Low, 1024x76843.30
Medium, 1366x76812.50
High, 1920x108012.50

GTA V (2015)

Low, 1024x76816.00

Sims 4 (2014)

Low, 1024x76877.80
Medium, 1366x76817.70
High, 1920x108010.20

BioShock Infinite (2013)

Low, 1280x72022.75
Medium, 1366x76810.00
High, 1366x76811.50
Ultra, 1920x10803.30

Tomb Raider (2013)

Low, 1024x76833.45
Medium, 1366x76816.30
High, 1366x76810.95
Ultra, 1920x10805.00

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)

Low, 1280x72019.20
Medium, 1366x76812.90
High, 1366x7689.60

StarCraft 2 (2010)

Low, 1024x76861.60
Medium, 1360x76814.90
High, 1360x76810.60

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Gemini Lake Refresh
Launch date 4 Nov 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $107
Place in performance rating 974
Processor Number N4120
Series Intel Celeron Processor N Series
Status Launched
Vertical segment Mobile

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 1.10 GHz
L1 cache 224 KB
L2 cache 4 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 105°C
Maximum frequency 2.60 GHz
Number of cores 4
Number of threads 4

Memory

Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory size 8 GB
Supported memory types DDR4/LPDDR4 upto 2400 MT/s

Graphics

Device ID 0x3185
Execution Units 12
Graphics base frequency 200 MHz
Graphics max frequency 700 MHz
Max video memory 8 GB
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 600

Graphics interfaces

DisplayPort
eDP
HDMI
MIPI-DSI
Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.4

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 25mm x 24mm
Scenario Design Power (SDP) 4.8 W
Sockets supported FCBGA1090
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 6 Watt

Peripherals

Integrated LAN
Integrated Wireless Intel Wireless-AC MAC
Max number of PCIe lanes 6
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports 2
Number of USB ports 8
PCI Express revision 2.0
PCIe configurations 1x4 + 1x2 or 4x1 or 2x1+1x2 + 1x2
Total number of SATA ports 2
UART
USB revision 2.0/3.0

Security & Reliability

Anti-Theft technology
Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO)
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Smart Response technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Speed Shift technology
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)