Intel Pentium N3540 vs Intel Pentium N3510

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 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.

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» Intel Pentium N35402160 - 2660 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3530 compare2160 - 2580 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3520 compare2167 - 2420 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N35102000 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N35402160 - 2660 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3530 compare2160 - 2580 MHz4 / 4
Intel Pentium N3520 compare2167 - 2420 MHz4 / 4
» Intel Pentium N35102000 MHz4 / 4
2160 - 2660 MHz2000 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. 750 MHz), Intel 64, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 896 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 750 MHz)
Intel Pentium N3540Intel Pentium N3510
$161 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 151     avg: 156     median: 156.5 (4%)     max: 158 Points
min: 122     avg: 123     median: 123 (3%)     max: 124 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 40     avg: 41.9     median: 42 (18%)     max: 43 Points
33 Points (14%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.88     avg: 1.9     median: 1.9 (4%)     max: 1.93 Points
min: 1.47     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (3%)     max: 1.49 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.49     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (20%)     max: 0.5 Points
min: 0.26     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (15%)     max: 0.38 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1339     avg: 1362     median: 1363.5 (14%)     max: 1385
min: 1028     avg: 1040     median: 1040 (11%)     max: 1052
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 4454     avg: 4674     median: 4752 (8%)     max: 4828
min: 3657     avg: 3670     median: 3669.5 (6%)     max: 3682
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 6670     avg: 6708     median: 6707.5 (8%)     max: 6745 Points
min: 6670     avg: 6707.5     median: 6707.5 (8%)     max: 6745 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 1959     avg: 1960     median: 1959.5 (17%)     max: 1960 Points
min: 1959     avg: 1959.5     median: 1959.5 (17%)     max: 1960 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
689 s (8%)
920 s (11%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
21.9 s (4%)
30 s (6%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1210 (12%)
1210 (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
11.1 fps (7%)
11.1 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
54.3 fps (19%)
54.3 fps (19%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
0.3 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
32.7 s (7%)
42 s (9%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
71.7 s (3%)
71.7 s (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1542 s (7%)
1542 s (7%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1678     avg: 1816     median: 1797 (8%)     max: 1894 Points
min: 1458     avg: 1619     median: 1619 (7%)     max: 1780 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 14125     avg: 20329     median: 21509 (14%)     max: 21979 Points
17012 Points (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1519     avg: 1783     median: 1833.5 (5%)     max: 1883 Points
1410 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
2561 Points (21%)
2561 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
2378 Points (22%)
2378 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
3647 Points (7%)
3647 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
4235 Points (9%)
4235 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
3490 Points (9%)
3490 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3190     avg: 3243     median: 3254 (6%)     max: 3282
min: 3190     avg: 3243.2     median: 3254 (6%)     max: 3282
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 977     avg: 986     median: 988 (20%)     max: 992
min: 977     avg: 986     median: 988 (20%)     max: 992
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
3499 (5%)
3499 (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1061 (22%)
1061 (22%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 4203.3     avg: 5811     median: 6205.4 (10%)     max: 6254.1 ms
min: 4203.3     avg: 5810.9     median: 6205.4 (10%)     max: 6254.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 282.1     avg: 304     median: 300.5 (3%)     max: 322.5 ms
min: 282.1     avg: 303.7     median: 300.5 (3%)     max: 322.5 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 4996     avg: 5906     median: 5050 (9%)     max: 9427 Points
min: 4996     avg: 5906.2     median: 5050 (9%)     max: 9427 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium N3540 → 100% n=34

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium N3510 → 94% n=34

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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