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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
Series: Pentium Bay Trail-M
Intel Pentium N3540 compare2160 - 2660 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3530 compare2160 - 2580 MHz4 / 4
» Intel Pentium N35202167 - 2420 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3510 compare2000 MHz4 / 4
Clock Rate2167 - 2420 MHz
Level 1 Cache224 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
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
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 854 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$161 U.S.
Announcement Date12/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium N3520

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 128     avg: 139     median: 144 (3%)     max: 146 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 38     avg: 38.3     median: 38 (17%)     max: 39 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.75     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (4%)     max: 1.77 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.44     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (17%)     max: 0.45 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1250     avg: 1252     median: 1252 (13%)     max: 1254 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 4302     avg: 4328     median: 4327.5 (7%)     max: 4353 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 6034     avg: 6142     median: 6142 (7%)     max: 6250 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 1687     avg: 1729     median: 1729 (15%)     max: 1771 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 866.906     avg: 870     median: 869.8 (10%)     max: 872.714 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 26.471     avg: 28     median: 28 (6%)     max: 29.521 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 1167     avg: 1204     median: 1203.5 (12%)     max: 1240 points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 10.1     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (6%)     max: 10.21 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 50.5     avg: 50.9     median: 50.9 (18%)     max: 51.35 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.0885     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.131 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 0.258     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.265 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2268     avg: 2320     median: 2320 (16%)     max: 2372 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 35.084     avg: 35.4     median: 35.4 (8%)     max: 35.655 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 76.88     avg: 77.4     median: 77.4 (3%)     max: 77.878 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1649.95     avg: 1658     median: 1658.4 (7%)     max: 1666.81 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1757     avg: 1843     median: 1794 (8%)     max: 1977 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 18318     avg: 19789     median: 20148.5 (13%)     max: 20542 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1267     avg: 1562     median: 1695 (4%)     max: 1724 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Asus F551MA-SX063H (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 15.6")
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HP Pavilion 11-n000ed (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 11.6")
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HP Pavilion 11-N000NF x360 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 11.6")
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HP Pavilion 11-n016tu x360 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 11.6")
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HP Pavilion 11t-n000 x360 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 11.6")
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HP Pavilion x360 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 11.6")
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 11.6")
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 11-9416656 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 11.6")
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Medion Akoya E7226T-MD99310 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 17.3")
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Medion Akoya S6214T-MD99380 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 15.6")
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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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Toshiba Satellite C50-A-1M0 (Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 15.6")
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Other CPUs of the series Pentium

» Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium 4405U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3560M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2030M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3550M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2020M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3825U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Pentium B980
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 4405Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium B970
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium N4200
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium B960
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3805U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Pentium B950
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6300
   2x 2.27 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2127U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Pentium B940
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3558U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2117U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6200
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6100
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3540
   4x 2.16 GHz - 2.66 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3710
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.56 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6000
   2x 1.86 GHz
» Intel Pentium J2900
   4x 2.41 GHz - 2.67 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3530
   4x 2.16 GHz - 2.58 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3700
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium J2850
   4x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3520
   4x 2.17 GHz - 2.42 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3510
   4x 2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 997
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Pentium 987
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3561Y
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3560Y
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   2x 1.1 GHz
» Intel Pentium 977
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 967
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium U5600
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Pentium 957
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium U5400
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium SU2700
   1x 1.3 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Celeron B820
   2x 1.7 GHz
+ Intel Pentium N3700
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
+ AMD Turion II P540
   2x 2.4 GHz
+ AMD Turion II Ultra M600
   2x 2.4 GHz
+ Intel Pentium J2850
   4x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3520
   4x 2.17 GHz - 2.42 GHz
- Intel Celeron J1900
   4x 2 GHz - 2.42 GHz
- Intel Atom x7-Z8700
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
- AMD A4-9120
   2x 2.2 GHz - 2.5 GHz
- AMD A4-9120C
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
- Intel Core i3-4010Y
   2x 1.3 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-01-15)