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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).

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 average N4200 in our database competes with Core i5-3339Y, an energy-efficient SoC launched in 2013, in multi-thread performance, with the (much less ancient) Celeron 6305 lurking closely behind the two. In other words, the Pentium is a slow processor meant for the most basic tasks only. It is light years behind modern processors based on high-performance architectures, such as the quad-core AMD Ryzen 3 5300U and its Zen 2 architecture.

GPU Performance

The HD Graphics 505 (Apollo Lake) is based on Intel's Gen 9 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

Just like most other N-class Intel processors, Pentium N4200 has a default TDP of 6 W (also known as the Power Limit 1), making it a great option for passively cooled setups.

This Pentium is built with a fairly old, as of mid-2022, 14 nm Intel process for poor energy efficiency.

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
SocketBGA1296
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 Gbit/s)
GPUIntel HD Graphics 505 (200 - 750 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$161 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2016
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium Pentium N4200

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 128     avg: 157.2     median: 163 (2%)     max: 178 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 47     avg: 51.7     median: 52 (16%)     max: 53 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.64     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (2%)     max: 0.66 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 704     avg: 714     median: 714 (8%)     max: 724 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 20.13     avg: 22.6     median: 22.6 (5%)     max: 25.03 s
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 (6%)     max: 2295 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 15955     avg: 18834     median: 18514.5 (15%)     max: 22351 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 9441     avg: 16242     median: 17153 (14%)     max: 21222 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 2330     avg: 2608     median: 2525 (5%)     max: 3054 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
345 points (15%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
935 points (3%)
238.5 -74%
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770 -18%
786 -16%
802 -14%
832 -11%
844 -10%
860 -8%
873 -7%
885 -5%
912 -2%
Intel Pentium N4200
935
Intel Celeron J3455
1024 10%
1073 15%
1135 21%
1150 23%
1162 24%
1172 25%
1188 27%
1198 28%
1232 32%
...
20124 2052%
0%
100%
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
3199 Points (26%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 8632     avg: 11881     median: 12856 (12%)     max: 13290 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
5998 Points (39%)
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