Intel Pentium N3530

Intel N3530

The Intel Pentium N3530 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks. It is clocked at 2.16 GHz base clock and can boost up to 2.58 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 2.6 GHz, the Pentium N3530 is significantly faster than previous Intel Atoms, e.g. the N2800. Presumably, the performance is somewhere between the AMD Kabini APUs A4-5100 and A6-5200. For everyday tasks such as Internet or Office the N3530 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 - 896 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 and N3520, the N3530 is clocked slightly faster (750/854 MHz vs. 896 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.

SeriesIntel Pentium
CodenameBay Trail-M
Clock Rate2160 - 2580 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, 313 - 896 MHz), Intel 64, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2, Quick Sync, Wireless Display
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date02/23/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium N3530

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 39     avg: 39 (15.56%)     max: 39 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 105     avg: 123 (7.79%)     max: 141 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1455     avg: 1628 (13.62%)     max: 1801 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 16465     avg: 18815.5 (34.75%)     max: 21166 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.139     avg: 0.1 (7.08%)     max: 0.139 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.218     avg: 0.2 (11.97%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.279     avg: 0.3 (2.65%)     max: 0.279 GB/s
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 1.254     avg: 1.3 (0%)     max: 1.254 KB/s
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1823     avg: 1856.5 (14.05%)     max: 1890 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4075.5     avg: 4075.5 (10.19%)     max: 4075.5 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.47     avg: 0.5 (21.88%)     max: 0.48 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.7     avg: 1.8 (8.86%)     max: 1.82 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1831     avg: 1831 (7.23%)     max: 1831 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4588     avg: 4588 (10.42%)     max: 4588 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1320     avg: 1320 (18.16%)     max: 1320 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4337     avg: 4337 (12.47%)     max: 4337 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Pentium N3530 processor

Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 11.6")
» Acer Aspire V3-111P-43BC - External Review

Dell Inspiron 11-3147 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 11.6")
» Dell Inspiron 11-3147 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite Click 2 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 13.3")
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite L30W-B-10D (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 13.3")
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-B-10D - External Review

Toshiba Satellite L30W-BST2N23 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 13.3")
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-BST2N23 - External Review

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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 N3540
   2.16 GHz / 2 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 2129Y
   1.1 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 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

- AMD A-Series A4-3330MX
   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD A-Series A4-5150M
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD A-Series A6-4400M
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Pentium J2900
   2.41 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD A-Series A4-4300M
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Pentium N3530
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB
+ Intel Celeron 1017U
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron B820
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ AMD Turion II P540
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Turion II Ultra M600
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Pentium J2850
   2.4 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-02-25)