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Intel Atom x7-E3950

The Intel Atom E3950 or Intel Atom x7-E3950 is a quad-core SoC based on the Apollo Lake platform. It is primarily intended for embedded systems that is also used in some cheap laptops. It integrates four small Goldmont cores clocked at 1.6 to 2 GHz (Boost). The chip also integrates a Dual-Channel DDR3L-1866 / LPDDR4-2400 memory controller and a entry level Intel HD Graphics 505 graphics card.

Architecture

For the first time in a couple of years, Intel completely reworked the CPU architecture of the Atom series. The manufacturer advertises performance gains of roughly 30 percent, but does not reveal any specifics about the individual changes. The new Goldmont architecture should therefore be roughly on par with AMD's Beema/Carrizo-L APUs in terms of per-MHz performance, but it still far behind the more expensive Core CPUs (like Skylake / Kaby Lake).

Performance

The CPU performance of the Atom x7-E3950 with 4 CPU cores and a clock between 1.6-2 GHz should depend a lot on the cooling solution. Even when it can maintain the Boost clock, the performance is only positioned in the entry level in 2017 and up. Therefore, the processor performance is only suited for low demanding tasks (office, browsing) and moderate multi-tasking.

GPU Performance

The HD Graphics 500 (Apollo Lake) is based on Intel's Gen9 architecture, which supports DirectX 12 and is also used for the Kaby Lake / Skylake graphics adapters (like HD Graphics 520). Equipped with 12 EUs and a clock of up to 650 MHz, the performance should be roughly on par with the older HD Graphics (Braswell). This means only older and simpler titles like Counter-Strike: GO or Diablo 3 will should be playable.

The chip also includes an advanced video engine with hardware support for the playback of VP9 and H.265 material (8-bit color-depth).

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the chip is defined at 12 Watt (TDP). Therefore, the cooling demand is rather low and it can be used in small laptops.

SeriesIntel Atom
CodenameApollo Lake
Clock Rate1600 - 2000 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)12 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature110 °C
SocketFCBGA1296
FeaturesHD Graphics (Apollo Lake, 500 - 650 MHz), Dual-Channel DDR3L-1866, LPDDR4-2400
GPUIntel HD Graphics 505 (500 - 650 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$57 U.S.
Announcement Date10/10/2016
Product Link (external)Intel Atom x7-E3950

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
15.9 pt (17%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
125 Points (3%)
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Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
1304 Points (13%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
1454 MIPS (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
39 Seconds (8%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
85.1 Seconds (4%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
16550 Points (11%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
12.7 Watt (3%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
10.1 Watt (3%)
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Atom

» Intel Atom Z3795
   1.59 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3785
   1.49 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3775
   1.46 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3775D
   1.49 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3770
   1.46 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3770D
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom x7-E3950
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom E3845
   1.91 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3580
   2.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3736F
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3736G
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3745
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3745D
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3740
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3740D
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3735D
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3735E
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3735F
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3735G
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3680
   1.33 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3680D
   1.33 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3570
   2 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3560
   1.83 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3480
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom C3440
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3530
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Atom D2700
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom C3230RK
   1.1 GHz
» Intel Atom E3827
   1.75 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom N2850
   2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z3460
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom D2560
   2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom D2550
   1.87 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom N2800
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom E3826
   1.46 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z2760
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom D525
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom N2650
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom E3825
   1.33 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom E3805
   1.33 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom N570
   1.66 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom N2600
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom 330
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom N550
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom D2500
   1.87 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z2580
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z2560
   0.93 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z560
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z550
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom C3130
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z2480
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom E3815
   1.46 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom N475
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom N470
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z540
   1.83 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom N455
   1.66 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom N450
   1.66 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom N280
   1.66 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom 230
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z530
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom N270
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z670
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z2460
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom N435
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom N435
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z520
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z2420
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z510
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z2000
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Atom Z500
   0.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Atom Z3785
   1.49 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Atom Z3775
   1.46 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Atom Z3775D
   1.49 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Atom Z3770
   1.46 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Atom Z3770D
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom x7-E3950
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB L2
+ Intel Atom x5 Z8500
   1.44 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron N2940
   1.83 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron N3160
   1.6 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron 2957U
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron 2955U
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-07- 8)