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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
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
16.1 pt (18%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
1304 points (13%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
1 fps (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
39 s (8%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
85.1 s (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1822 s (8%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Atom

» Intel Atom Z3795
   4x 1.59 GHz - 2.39 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3785
   4x 1.49 GHz - 2.41 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3775
   4x 1.46 GHz - 2.39 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3775D
   4x 1.49 GHz - 2.41 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3770
   4x 1.46 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3770D
   4x 1.5 GHz - 2.41 GHz
» Intel Atom x7-E3950
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Atom E3845
   4x 1.91 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3580
   4x 2.33 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3736F
   4x 1.33 GHz - 2.16 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3736G
   4x 1.33 GHz - 2.16 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3745
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.86 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3745D
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3740
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.86 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3740D
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3735D
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3735E
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3735F
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3735G
   4x 1.33 GHz - 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3680
   2x 1.33 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3680D
   2x 1.33 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3570
   4x 2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3560
   4x 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3480
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Atom x3-C3440
   4x 1.2 GHz - 1.4 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3530
   4x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom D2700
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Atom x3-C3230RK
   4x 1.1 GHz
» Intel Atom E3827
   2x 1.75 GHz
» Intel Atom N2850
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z3460
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom D2560
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Atom D2550
   2x 1.87 GHz
» Intel Atom N2800
   2x 1.86 GHz
» Intel Atom E3826
   2x 1.46 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2760
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Atom D525
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Atom N2650
   2x 1.73 GHz
» Intel Atom E3825
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom E3805
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom N570
   2x 1.66 GHz
» Intel Atom N2600
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom 330
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom N550
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Atom D2500
   2x 1.87 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2580
   2x 1.3 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2560
   2x 0.93 GHz - 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom Z560
   1x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Atom Z550
   1x 2 GHz
» Intel Atom x3-C3130
   2x 1 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2480
   1x 2 GHz
» Intel Atom E3815
   1x 1.46 GHz
» Intel Atom N475
   1x 1.86 GHz
» Intel Atom N470
   1x 1.86 GHz
» Intel Atom Z540
   1x 1.83 GHz
» Intel Atom N455
   1x 1.66 GHz
» Intel Atom N450
   1x 1.66 GHz
» Intel Atom N280
   1x 1.66 GHz
» Intel Atom 230
   1x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom Z530
   1x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom N270
   1x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom Z670
   1x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2460
   1x 1.3 GHz - 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom N435
   1x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom N435
   1x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom Z520
   1x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2420
   1x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Atom Z510
   1x 1.1 GHz
» Intel Atom Z2000
   1x 1 GHz
» Intel Atom Z500
   1x 0.8 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Atom Z3795
   4x 1.59 GHz - 2.39 GHz
+ Intel Atom Z3785
   4x 1.49 GHz - 2.41 GHz
+ Intel Atom Z3775
   4x 1.46 GHz - 2.39 GHz
+ Intel Atom Z3775D
   4x 1.49 GHz - 2.41 GHz
+ Intel Atom Z3770
   4x 1.46 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» Intel Atom x7-E3950
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2 GHz
- Intel Atom x5-Z8500
   4x 1.44 GHz - 2.24 GHz
- Intel Celeron N2940
   4x 1.83 GHz - 2.25 GHz
- Intel Celeron N3160
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.24 GHz
- Intel Celeron 2957U
   2x 1.4 GHz
- Intel Celeron 2955U
   2x 1.4 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-07- 8)