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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 (Burst) 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 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
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)6 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCBGA1296
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 N4200

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 135     avg: 162.2     median: 165 (8%)     max: 175 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 50     avg: 52     median: 52.5 (27%)     max: 53 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.02     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (9%)     max: 2.27 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.64     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (29%)     max: 0.66 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1633     avg: 1661.8     median: 1671.5 (21%)     max: 1680 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 4673     avg: 5122.7     median: 5216.5 (10%)     max: 5440 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7699     avg: 7766     median: 7766 (19%)     max: 7833 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2375     avg: 2392     median: 2392 (19%)     max: 2409 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 703.53     avg: 713.9     median: 713.9 (8%)     max: 724.234 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 20.128     avg: 22.6     median: 22.6 (5%)     max: 25.035 seconds
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (10%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
2636 Points (21%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1700     avg: 2108.9     median: 2128 (13%)     max: 2295 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 15955     avg: 18833.8     median: 18514.5 (12%)     max: 22351 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 15700     avg: 18509.3     median: 18606 (27%)     max: 21222 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 17050     avg: 20486.3     median: 20442 (30%)     max: 23967 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1574     avg: 1684.4     median: 1616 (4%)     max: 1901 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 2330     avg: 2504.4     median: 2440 (11%)     max: 2843 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4425     avg: 4601.5     median: 4622.5 (15%)     max: 4736 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1362     avg: 1396.8     median: 1397.5 (30%)     max: 1430 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 10728     avg: 11541.8     median: 11573.5 (7%)     max: 12292 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4162     avg: 4393.8     median: 4427.5 (16%)     max: 4558 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1541     avg: 1571.5     median: 1568 (28%)     max: 1609 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1571     avg: 1593.5     median: 1593.5 (33%)     max: 1616 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 4719     avg: 4724     median: 4724 (26%)     max: 4729 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 2965.6     avg: 3043.7     median: 3026.9 (5%)     max: 3141.8 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 8632     avg: 11881.2     median: 12856 (27%)     max: 13290 Points
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