Intel Pentium N3530 vs Intel Pentium N3520

Intel Pentium N3530

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The Intel Pentium N3530 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 2.58 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 2.6 GHz, the Pentium N3530 is significantly faster than previous Intel Atoms, e.g. the N2800. According to our benchmark tests, the performance is somewhere between the AMD Kabini APUs A4-5100 and A6-5200. For everyday tasks such as Internet or Office the N3530 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 is 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 N3520

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The Intel Pentium N3520 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks. It is clocked at 2.17 GHz base clock and can boost up to 2.42 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 2.4 GHz, the Pentium N3520 is significantly faster than previous Intel Atoms, e.g. the N2800. On average, the N3520 performs somewhere between the AMD Kabini APUs AMD A4-5100 and A6-5200. 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 313 - 854 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, the N3520 is clocked 14 % faster (750 vs. 854 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 and doesn't require extensive cooling.

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Bay Trail-MBay Trail-M
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Intel Pentium N3540 (compare)2160 - 2660 MHz4 / 4
» Intel Pentium N35302160 - 2580 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N35202167 - 2420 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3510 (compare)2000 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3540 (compare)2160 - 2660 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N35302160 - 2580 MHz4 / 4
» Intel Pentium N35202167 - 2420 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3510 (compare)2000 MHz4 / 4
2160 - 2580 MHz2167 - 2420 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, 313 - 896 MHz), Intel 64, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2, Quick Sync, Wireless DisplayIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail, max. 854 MHz), Intel 64, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2, Wireless Display
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 896 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 854 MHz)
Intel Pentium N3530Intel Pentium N3520
$161 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 105     avg: 129.8     median: 130 (3%)     max: 153 Points
min: 128     avg: 139.3     median: 144 (3%)     max: 146 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 39     avg: 39.5     median: 39 (18%)     max: 41 Points
min: 38     avg: 38.3     median: 38 (17%)     max: 39 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.7 Points (4%)
1.8 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.5 Points (23%)
0.4 Points (22%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1117     avg: 1265.5     median: 1312 (13%)     max: 1320 Points
min: 1250     avg: 1252     median: 1252 (13%)     max: 1254 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3398     avg: 4220.3     median: 4450 (7%)     max: 4583 Points
min: 4302     avg: 4327.5     median: 4327 (7%)     max: 4353 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 1     avg: 3681.8     median: 4588 (6%)     max: 6456 Points
min: 6034     avg: 6142     median: 6142 (8%)     max: 6250 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 0     avg: 1236.1     median: 1831 (18%)     max: 1877 Points
min: 1687     avg: 1729     median: 1729 (17%)     max: 1771 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
731.6 seconds (9%)
min: 866     avg: 869.8     median: 869 (10%)     max: 872 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
23.6 seconds (5%)
min: 26     avg: 28     median: 27 (5%)     max: 29 seconds
WinRAR - Result
1246 KB/s (15%)
min: 1167     avg: 1203.5     median: 1203 (14%)     max: 1240 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
10.9 fps (0%)
10.2 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
53.8 fps (20%)
min: 50     avg: 50.9     median: 50 (19%)     max: 51 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
0.1 GB/s (6%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (7%)
0.2 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (1%)
0.3 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2268     avg: 2320     median: 2320 (16%)     max: 2372 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
33 Seconds (7%)
35.4 Seconds (8%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
73 Seconds (3%)
min: 76     avg: 77.4     median: 77 (3%)     max: 77 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1573 Seconds (7%)
min: 1649     avg: 1658.4     median: 1658 (7%)     max: 1666 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
4075.5 Points (6%)
4963 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1823     avg: 1899.2     median: 1875 (10%)     max: 2074 points
min: 1757     avg: 1842.7     median: 1794 (9%)     max: 1977 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 16465     avg: 19734.7     median: 21166 (14%)     max: 21573 Points
min: 18318     avg: 19789.2     median: 20148 (13%)     max: 20542 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1455     avg: 1696.3     median: 1801 (5%)     max: 1833 Points
min: 1267     avg: 1562     median: 1695 (4%)     max: 1724 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
2632 Points (8%)
2467 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
2593 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
2363 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
3299 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
3812 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
3220 Points (7%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
3291 Points (4%)
2940 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
993 Points (20%)
918 Points (19%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 6407     avg: 6410.8     median: 6410 (11%)     max: 6414 ms
7730.1 ms (13%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 294     avg: 370.6     median: 305 (3%)     max: 511 ms
368.5 ms (4%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
4902 Points (9%)
3551 Points (7%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium N3530 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium N3520 → 99%

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