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Intel Pentium N3700

Intel N3700

The Intel Pentium N3700 is a quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks, which has been presented in early 2015. It is clocked at 1.6 - 2.4 GHz and part of the Braswell platform. Thanks to its new 14 nanometer low-power process (P1273) with tri-gate transistors, energy efficiency has been significantly improved compared to its predecessor Bay Trail (e.g. Pentium N3520). In addition to the CPU cores, the SoC offers a DirectX 11.2-capable GPU as well as a DDR3L Memory Controller (2x 64 bit, 25.6 GB/s).

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the Airmont architecture, which is basically a slightly modified shrink of the previous Silvermont core. While performance per clock has not been improved, the more efficient 14 nm process leads to a better utilization of the CPU Burst (alias Turbo Boost) and a therefore somewhat higher overall performance.

Performance

Compared to its predecessor Pentium N3520 (2.17 - 2.42 GHz) or the AMD APU A4-6210, the N3700 offers an almost identical performance. Using Windows, the CPU is adequate for everyday tasks such as Internet browsing or office applications, but may struggle in more demanding software.

Graphics

The HD Graphics (Braswell) is based on the Intel Gen8 architecture, which supports DirectX 11.2 and is also found in the Broadwell series (e.g. HD Graphics 5300). With 16 EUs (Execution Units) and a clock speed of up to 700 MHz, the GPU is about twice as fast as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail), but still not powerful enough to handle demanding 3D games of 2015. The GPU also supports 4K/H.265 video acceleration.

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at an TDP of 6 watts (SDP 4 watts). Thus, the chip can be cooled passively.

SeriesIntel Pentium
CodenameBraswell
Series: Pentium Braswell
Intel Pentium N3710 (compare)1600 - 2560 MHz4 / 4
» Intel Pentium N37001600 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
Clock Rate1600 - 2400 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature90 °C
SocketFCBGA1170
FeaturesIntel HD Graphics (Braswell, 400 - 700 MHz), Wireless Display, Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600 (25,6 GB/s), 5x USB 3.0, 4x PCIe 2.0, 2x SATA 6.0 Gbit/s
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Braswell) (400 - 700 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$161 U.S.
Announcement Date04/01/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium N3700

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 132     avg: 138.4     median: 141 (7%)     max: 143 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 36     avg: 37.4     median: 37 (19%)     max: 39 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.61     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (7%)     max: 1.77 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.38     avg: 0.4     median: 0.5 (20%)     max: 0.47 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1087     avg: 1174.6     median: 1200 (15%)     max: 1267 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3054     avg: 3610.4     median: 3148 (6%)     max: 4411 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1934     avg: 2174.5     median: 2174.5 (17%)     max: 2415 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
76 Seconds (16%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
2896 Seconds (13%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1463     avg: 1707.4     median: 1768 (11%)     max: 1809 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 15199     avg: 17364.7     median: 18405 (12%)     max: 18490 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
13625 Points (20%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
15829 Points (23%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1436     avg: 1556.7     median: 1611 (4%)     max: 1623 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2093     avg: 2237     median: 2303 (10%)     max: 2315 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3209     avg: 3210.5     median: 3210.5 (10%)     max: 3212 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 343.6     avg: 351.5     median: 351.5 (9%)     max: 359.3 ms
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