Intel Pentium N3520

Intel N3520

The Intel Pentium N3520 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks. It is clocked at 2.17 GHz base clock and can boost up to 2.42 GHz (Burst clock speed). The pentium is part of the Bay Trail-M platform. Thanks to the specially optimized 22 nanometer low-power process (P1271) with tri-gate transistors, performance and energy efficiency have been significantly improved compared to previous Intel Atom CPUs.

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the new Silvermont architecture, which is an out-of-order design for the first time. The increased utilization of the pipeline and many other improvements (optimized branch prediction, increased buffers, enhanced decoders) have increased the performance per clock by about 50 percent. At the same time, however, the Hyper-Threading feature of the previous generation has been removed. Other major changes are the support for new instruction set extensions such as SSE 4.1 and 4.2 as well as AES-NI (depending on the model).

Performance

Thanks to 4 CPU cores and a clock speed of up to 2.4 GHz, the Pentium N3520 is significantly faster than previous Intel Atoms, e.g. the N2800. On average, the N3520 performs somewhere between the AMD Kabini APUs AMD A4-5100 and A6-5200. For everyday tasks such as Internet or Office the performance is adequate, but not for very complex software or modern games.

Graphics

The HD Graphics (Bay Trail) is based on the Intel Gen7 architecture, which supports DirectX 11 and is also found in the Ivy Bridge series (e.g. HD Graphics 4000). With only 4 EUs (Execution Units) and a relatively low clock speed of 313 - 854 MHz, the GPU is even slower than the HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). Therefore, only older and less demanding games will run fluently. Compared to the HD Graphics in the slower Pentium N3510, the N3520 is clocked 14 % faster (750 vs. 854 MHz).

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at a TDP of 7.5 Watts (4.5 SDP - Scenario Design Power). Thus, the chip can be used in compact subnotebooks and convertibles and doesn't require extensive cooling.

SeriesIntel Pentium
CodenameBay Trail-M
Clock Rate2167 - 2420 MHz
Level 1 Cache224 KB
Level 2 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)7.5 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1170
FeaturesIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail, max. 854 MHz), Intel 64, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2, Wireless Display
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $161 U.S.
Announcement Date12/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium N3520

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2372     avg: 2372 (26.25%)     max: 2372 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 35.655     avg: 35.7 (94.13%)     max: 35.655 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 77.878     avg: 77.9 (97.54%)     max: 77.878 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1666.808     avg: 1666.8 (92.65%)     max: 1666.808 Seconds*
PCMark Vantage: Result 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3151     avg: 3151 (10.29%)     max: 3151 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1254     avg: 1254 (17.93%)     max: 1254 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4302     avg: 4302 (15.76%)     max: 4302 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6034     avg: 6034 (14.6%)     max: 6034 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1687     avg: 1687 (6.64%)     max: 1687 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4963     avg: 4963 (12.41%)     max: 4963 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 29.521     avg: 29.5 (94.93%)     max: 29.521 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 872.714     avg: 872.7 (91.08%)     max: 872.714 seconds*
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.75     avg: 1.8 (13.09%)     max: 1.76 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.44     avg: 0.4 (20.17%)     max: 0.45 Points
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1757     avg: 1757 (14.56%)     max: 1757 points
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 1167     avg: 1167 (22.49%)     max: 1167 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 50.5     avg: 50.5 (24.67%)     max: 50.5 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 10.1     avg: 10.1 (15.53%)     max: 10.1 fps
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.258     avg: 0.3 (4.04%)     max: 0.258 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.205     avg: 0.2 (20.83%)     max: 0.205 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.131     avg: 0.1 (6.61%)     max: 0.131 GB/s
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3220     avg: 3220 (25.17%)     max: 3220 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 3812     avg: 3812 (28.31%)     max: 3812 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 3299     avg: 3299 (19.72%)     max: 3299 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 2363     avg: 2363 (25.69%)     max: 2363 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 2593     avg: 2593 (28.06%)     max: 2593 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 18318     avg: 19166 (35.4%)     max: 20014 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1267     avg: 1267 (4.3%)     max: 1267 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 918     avg: 918 (27.36%)     max: 918 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 2940     avg: 2940 (22.91%)     max: 2940 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Pentium N3520 processor

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Sony Vaio Fit 11A SVF11N1S2E/B (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 11.6")
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Sony Vaio Flip 11 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 11.6")
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Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1JU (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 15.6")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Pentium

» Intel Pentium 3560M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2030M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3550M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2020M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B980
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B970
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B960
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B950
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6300
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium 2127U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B940
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3558U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2117U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6200
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium P6100
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium P6000
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium J2900
   2.41 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3530
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium J2850
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3520
   2.17 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3510
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 997
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 987
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3561Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3560Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 977
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 967
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium U5600
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium 957
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium U5400
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium SU2700
   1.3 GHz / 2 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Celeron 1017U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron B820
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- AMD Turion II P540
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD Turion II Ultra M600
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Pentium J2850
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3520
   2.17 GHz / 2 MB
+ Intel Celeron J1900
   2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series A4-6210
   1.8 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
   2 GHz / KB
+ Intel Atom Z3770
   1.46 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-01-15)