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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     median: 141 (3%)     max: 143 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 36     avg: 37.4     median: 37 (17%)     max: 39 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.61     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (4%)     max: 1.77 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.38     avg: 0.4     median: 0.5 (18%)     max: 0.47 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1087     avg: 1175     median: 1200 (12%)     max: 1267 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3054     avg: 3610     median: 3148 (5%)     max: 4411 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1934     avg: 2175     median: 2174.5 (15%)     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     median: 1768 (9%)     max: 1809 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 15199     avg: 17365     median: 18405 (12%)     max: 18490 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1436     avg: 1557     median: 1611 (4%)     max: 1623 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2093     avg: 2237     median: 2303 (8%)     max: 2315 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3209     avg: 3211     median: 3210.5 (6%)     max: 3212 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 343.6     avg: 351     median: 351.5 (4%)     max: 359.3 ms
- 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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Acer Aspire ES1-731-P4A6 (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 17.3")
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Acer Aspire ES1-731G-P5UR (NVIDIA GeForce 910M, 17.3")
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Acer Aspire R3-131T (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 11.6")
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Acer Aspire Z3-700 (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 17.3")
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Acer TravelMate B116-M-P6JK (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 11.6")
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Asus A553SA (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 15.6")
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Asus VivoBook E403SA-US21 (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 14")
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Asus X540SA-XX106T (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 15.6")
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Asus X553SA-XX207D (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 15.6")
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Asus X555SJ (NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 15.6")
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Dell Inspiron 14-3452 (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 14")
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Dell Inspiron 15-3552 (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 15.6")
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HP Pavilion 11-k000ng x360 (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 11.6")
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HP Pavilion 15-ab213ng (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 15.6")
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HP Pavilion 17-g122ng (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 17.3")
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HP Pavilion 17-g148ng (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 17.3")
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Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15IBR (NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 15.6")
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Medion Akoya S6219-MD60027 (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 15.6")
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Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-C-108 (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 11.6")
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Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L12W-C-10E (Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), 11.6")
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   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
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   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
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   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
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   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
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   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
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   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
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   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium P6200
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
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   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
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   2.16 GHz / 2 MB L2
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   1.6 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium P6000
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium J2900
   2.41 GHz / 2 MB L2
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   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2
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   2.17 GHz / 2 MB L2
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   2 GHz / 2 MB L2
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» Intel Pentium 987
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3561Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3560Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
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   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
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   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
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   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
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   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
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Surrounding CPUs

- NVIDIA Tegra X1
   2 GHz / 2.5 MB
- Intel Pentium N3530
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 1017U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 3205U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron B820
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3700
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB L2
+ 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
+ Intel Pentium N3520
   2.17 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron J1900
   2 GHz / 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-07-18)