David vs. Goliath: Intel Celeron G6900 better than i9-10900K?

The Intel Celeron and Pentium nowadays tend to be the ugly duckling of CPUs, they receive little attention from most users, but we have seen how over time some of them have always stood out and re-emerged as a beautiful swan meanwhile high-end processor. Today we are talking about one of these processors, specifically the performance of the Alder Lake Celeron G6900 and its core monkey, which has stood up to the giant i9-10900K.

With a recommended retail price of around € 50, the Celeron G6900 have only two cores Golden cove and as usual they dispense with Hyper-Threading, and it has a frequency of 3.5 GHz. Seen like this, it is an ugly duckling.

Celeron G6900 performance: David beats Goliath

OK yes. We admit it, we have come up a bit with the reference, but it is basically what has happened. According to the data obtained by Geekbench 5 and if we consider them as good (which has recently come to light as the typical leak due to an analyst’s oversight) the Celeron G6900 processor mounted on a motherboard ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming 4 and with 16GB of DDR4 it scored 1,391 points and 1,408 points in the single-core tests.

Thanks to the motherboard with Base Frequency Boost (BFB) this small great processor was able to increase the limit frequency to be able to be raised up to 1 GHz, which offered the possibility of reaching 4.4 GHz during the tests that were carried out, thus being able to obtain such striking results.

In its same form, the processor i9-10900K (Comet Lake) averages 1,393 points on the same single core test. So a Celeron G6900 processor with a single core 4.4 GHz Golden Cove We can say that it beats the Core of a Comet Lake CPU, derived from a 5.3 GHz Skylake.

Celeron G6900 vs. Red Giant AMD

Intel vs AMD

In the same way, if we compare the performance of the Celeron G6900 against a Ryzen 5 5600G with 4.4 GHz in mono core, we will obtain only a 5% lower difference on the part of the first. As a curiosity and obtaining this data from the Geekbench benchmark results, if the comparison is made against the Ryzen 7 3800 XT with a frequency of 4.7 GHz, the Celeron is the winner by points in a single nucleus.

Before you rush out to throw your processor out the window or make a keychain out of it, wait. We must be aware that we are talking at all times about performance with a single Core, it is a good way, it should be said, of comparison, but it is not correct. In whatever forms and tests we face CPUs on both Intel and AMD sides, the Celeron would lose. We are talking about a dual-core processor with less technology than a Seat 600. But even so, these processors are missing Intel Celeron Look at the market – this is still a rumor or a leak – they seem like a very option to take into account, if we are looking to build a team that does not require a large load of multiprocesses, also with a very low cost.

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