Intel Pentium N4200

The Intel Pentium N4200 is a quad-core SoC primarily for inexpensive notebooks and was announced mid 2016. It runs at 1.1-2.5 GHz (Single Core Burst, Multi-Core Burst max 2.4 GHz) and is based on the Apollo Lake platform. Similar to the Braswell predecessor, the chip is manufactured in a 14 nm process (P1273) with FinFETs. Besides four CPU cores, the chip also includes a DirectX 12 capable GPU as well as a DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR4 memory controller (dual-channel, up to 1866/2400 MHz).


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).


The CPU performance of the Pentium N4200 with 4 CPU cores and a clock between 1.1-2.5 GHz should depend a lot on the cooling solution. If the chip can maintain its Boost clock, the N4200 should be about 30 percent faster than the old N3700 (Braswell) and compete with an AMD A8-7410. This means the processor is perfectly suited for daily tasks (office, browsing) as well as moderate multi-tasking.

GPU Performance

The HD Graphics 505 (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 18 EUs and a clock of up to 750 MHz, the performance should be roughly on par with the older HD Graphics 5300. This means only older titles like Counter-Strike: GO or Diablo 3 will run smoothly.

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

Similar to the predecessor, Intel specifies the TDP with 6 Watts (SDP 4 Watts – Scenario Design Power). The chip can therefore be cooled passively in theory, but SKUs with fans are possible as well.

SeriesIntel Pentium
CodenameApollo Lake
Clock Rate1100 - 2500 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
FeaturesIntel HD Graphics 505 (18 EUs, 200 - 750 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR3L-1866/LPDDR3-1866/LPDDR4-2400 , 8x USB 3.0, 6x PCIe 2.0, 2x SATA 6.0 Gbit/s
GPUIntel HD Graphics 505 (200 - 750 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$161 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2016
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium Pentium N4200


Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 128     avg: 157     median: 163 (4%)     max: 178 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 47     avg: 51.7     median: 52 (19%)     max: 53 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.64     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (21%)     max: 0.66 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1630     avg: 1655     median: 1653 (15%)     max: 1680 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 4673     avg: 5132     median: 5216.5 (9%)     max: 5440 points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 703.53     avg: 714     median: 713.9 (8%)     max: 724.234 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 20.128     avg: 22.6     median: 22.6 (5%)     max: 25.035 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
2636 Points (15%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
31.4 s (7%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1700     avg: 2042     median: 2087 (9%)     max: 2295 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 9441     avg: 16242     median: 17153 (18%)     max: 21222 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1574     avg: 1754     median: 1727 (4%)     max: 2034 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 2330     avg: 2608     median: 2525 (6%)     max: 3054 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 642     avg: 694     median: 668 (5%)     max: 771 Points
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