Intel Pentium N3510 vs Intel Pentium N3540

Intel Pentium N3510

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The Intel Pentium N3510 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks. It is clocked at up to 2.0 GHz and part of the Bay Trail-M platform. Thanks to the specially optimized 22 nanometer low-power process (P1271) with tri-gate transistors, performance and energy efficiency have been significantly improved compared to previous Intel Atom CPUs.

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the new Silvermont architecture, which is an out-of-order design for the first time. The increased utilization of the pipeline and many other improvements (optimized branch prediction, increased buffers, enhanced decoders) have increased the performance per clock by about 50 percent. At the same time, however, the Hyper-Threading feature of the previous generation has been removed. Other major changes are the support for new instruction set extensions such as SSE 4.1 and 4.2 as well as AES-NI (depending on the model).

Performance

Thanks to 4 CPU cores and a clock speed of up to 2.0 GHz, the Pentium N3510 is significantly faster than previous Intel Atoms, e.g. the N2800. Depending on the benchmark, the N3510 even competes with some of the Kabini APUs like the AMD A4-5000. For everyday tasks such as Internet or Office the performance is adequate, but not for very complex software or modern games.

Graphics

The HD Graphics (Bay Trail) is based on the Intel Gen7 architecture, which supports DirectX 11 and is also found in the Ivy Bridge series (e.g. HD Graphics 4000). With only 4 EUs (Execution Units) and a relatively low clock speed of up to 750 MHz, the GPU is even slower than the HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). Therefore, only older and less demanding games will run fluently.

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at a TDP of 7.5 watts (4.5 W SDP). Thus, the chip can be used in passively cooled subnotebooks and tablets.

Intel Pentium N3540

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The Intel Pentium N3540 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks. It is clocked at 2.16 GHz base clock and can boost up to 2.66 GHz (Burst clock speed). The Pentium is part of the Bay Trail-M platform. Thanks to the specially optimized 22 nanometer low-power process (P1271) with tri-gate transistors, performance and energy efficiency have been significantly improved compared to previous Intel Atom CPUs.

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the new Silvermont architecture, which is an out-of-order design for the first time. The increased utilization of the pipeline and many other improvements (optimized branch prediction, increased buffers, enhanced decoders) have increased the performance per clock by about 50 percent. At the same time, however, the Hyper-Threading feature of the previous generation has been removed. Other major changes are the support for new instruction set extensions such as SSE 4.1 and 4.2 as well as AES-NI (depending on the model).

Performance

Thanks to 4 CPU cores and a clock speed of up to 2.66 GHz, the Pentium N3540 is significantly faster than previous Intel Atoms. Overall, the performance is similar to the AMD Kabini APU A6-5200. For everyday tasks such as Internet or Office the N3540 is adequate, but not for very complex software or modern games.

Graphics

The HD Graphics (Bay Trail) is based on the Intel Gen7 architecture, which supports DirectX 11 and is also found in the Ivy Bridge series (e.g. HD Graphics 4000). With only 4 EUs (Execution Units) and a relatively low clock speed of 313 - 896 MHz, the GPU is even slower than the HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). Therefore, only older and less demanding games will run fluently. Compared to the HD Graphics in the slower Pentium N3510 and N3520, the N3530 and N3540 are clocked slightly faster (750/854 MHz vs. 896 MHz).

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at a TDP of 7.5 Watts (4.5 SDP - Scenario Design Power). Thus, the chip can be used in compact subnotebooks and convertibles.

Intel Pentium N3510Intel Pentium N3540
Intel PentiumIntel Pentium
Bay Trail-MBay Trail-M
: Pentium Bay Trail-M
Intel Pentium N35402160 - 2660 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3530 (compare)2160 - 2580 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3520 (compare)2167 - 2420 MHz4 / 4
» Intel Pentium N35102000 MHz4 / 4
» Intel Pentium N35402160 - 2660 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3530 (compare)2160 - 2580 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3520 (compare)2167 - 2420 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N35102000 MHz4 / 4
2000 MHz2160 - 2660 MHz
224 KB224 KB
2 MB2 MB
4 / 44 / 4
7.5 7.5
22 22
100 °C100 °C
FCBGA1170FCBGA1170
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail, max. 750 MHz), Intel 64, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2, AES-NIIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail, 313 - 896 MHz), Intel 64, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2, Quick Sync, Wireless Display
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 750 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 896 MHz)
$161 U.S.
Intel Pentium N3510Intel Pentium N3540

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 122     avg: 123     median: 123 (3%)     max: 124 Points
min: 151     avg: 155.5     median: 156 (4%)     max: 158 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
33 Points (15%)
min: 40     avg: 41.9     median: 42 (19%)     max: 43 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.5 Points (3%)
1.9 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.4 Points (18%)
0.5 Points (25%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1028     avg: 1040     median: 1040 (11%)     max: 1052 Points
min: 1339     avg: 1362.3     median: 1363 (14%)     max: 1385 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3657     avg: 3669.5     median: 3669 (6%)     max: 3682 Points
min: 4454     avg: 4673.5     median: 4752 (7%)     max: 4828 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 6670     avg: 6707.5     median: 6707 (9%)     max: 6745 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 1959     avg: 1959.5     median: 1959 (19%)     max: 1960 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
920 seconds (11%)
689.3 seconds (8%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
30 seconds (6%)
21.9 seconds (4%)
WinRAR - Result
1210 KB/s (14%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
11.1 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
54.3 fps (20%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1997     avg: 2003.5     median: 2003 (13%)     max: 2010 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
42 Seconds (9%)
32.7 Seconds (7%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
71.7 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1542 Seconds (7%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
3770 Points (5%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1458     avg: 1619     median: 1619 (8%)     max: 1780 points
min: 1678     avg: 1816.3     median: 1797 (9%)     max: 1894 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
17012 Points (11%)
min: 14125     avg: 20328.8     median: 21509 (14%)     max: 21979 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
1410 Points (4%)
min: 1519     avg: 1783.3     median: 1833 (5%)     max: 1883 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
2561 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
2378 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
3647 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
4235 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3490 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3190     avg: 3243.2     median: 3254 (4%)     max: 3282 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 977     avg: 986     median: 988 (20%)     max: 992 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3499 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1061 Points (22%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4203     avg: 5810.9     median: 6205 (10%)     max: 6254 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 282     avg: 303.7     median: 300 (3%)     max: 322 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 4996     avg: 5906.2     median: 5050 (10%)     max: 9427 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium N3510 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium N3540 → 106%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)