Intel Pentium N3540 vs Intel Pentium N3530 vs Intel Pentium N3520

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 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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iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 896 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 896 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) (313 - 854 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
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$161 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 151     avg: 156     median: 156.5 (3%)     max: 158 Points
min: 105     avg: 130     median: 130.5 (3%)     max: 153 Points
min: 128     avg: 139     median: 144 (3%)     max: 146 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 40     avg: 41.9     median: 42 (15%)     max: 43 Points
min: 39     avg: 39.5     median: 39 (14%)     max: 41 Points
min: 38     avg: 38.3     median: 38 (14%)     max: 39 Points
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: 1.44     avg: 1.7     median: 1.8 (4%)     max: 1.84 Points
min: 1.75     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (4%)     max: 1.77 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.49     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (16%)     max: 0.5 Points
min: 0.42     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (15%)     max: 0.48 Points
min: 0.44     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (14%)     max: 0.45 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1339     avg: 1362     median: 1363.5 (12%)     max: 1385
min: 1117     avg: 1266     median: 1312.5 (12%)     max: 1320
min: 1250     avg: 1252     median: 1252 (11%)     max: 1254
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 4454     avg: 4674     median: 4752 (8%)     max: 4828
min: 3398     avg: 4220     median: 4450 (7%)     max: 4583
min: 4302     avg: 4328     median: 4327.5 (7%)     max: 4353
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 6670     avg: 6708     median: 6707.5 (6%)     max: 6745 Points
min: 1.51     avg: 3682     median: 4588 (4%)     max: 6456 Points
min: 6034     avg: 6142     median: 6142 (6%)     max: 6250 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 1959     avg: 1960     median: 1959.5 (15%)     max: 1960 Points
min: 0.4     avg: 1236     median: 1831 (14%)     max: 1877 Points
min: 1687     avg: 1729     median: 1729 (13%)     max: 1771 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
689 s (8%)
min: 866.906     avg: 870     median: 869.8 (10%)     max: 872.714 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
21.9 s (4%)
min: 26.471     avg: 28     median: 28 (6%)     max: 29.521 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1210 (8%)
min: 1167     avg: 1204     median: 1203.5 (8%)     max: 1240
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
11.1 fps (5%)
10.9 fps (5%)
min: 10.1     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (5%)     max: 10.21 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
54.3 fps (16%)
53.8 fps (16%)
min: 50.5     avg: 50.9     median: 50.9 (15%)     max: 51.35 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.139     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.141 GB/s
min: 0.0885     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.131 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.218     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.221 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.279     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.283 GB/s
min: 0.258     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.265 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 N3520 +
min: 2268     avg: 2320     median: 2320 (13%)     max: 2372 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
32.7 s (7%)
min: 35.084     avg: 35.4     median: 35.4 (8%)     max: 35.655 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
71.7 s (3%)
min: 76.88     avg: 77.4     median: 77.4 (3%)     max: 77.878 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1542 s (7%)
min: 1649.95     avg: 1658     median: 1658.4 (7%)     max: 1666.81 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 N3530 +
4076 Points (5%)
122%
1 N3520 +
4963 Points (6%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1678     avg: 1816     median: 1797 (8%)     max: 1894 Points
min: 1823     avg: 1899     median: 1875 (8%)     max: 2074 Points
min: 1757     avg: 1843     median: 1794 (8%)     max: 1977 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 14125     avg: 20329     median: 21509 (14%)     max: 21979 Points
min: 16465     avg: 19735     median: 21166 (14%)     max: 21573 Points
min: 18318     avg: 19789     median: 20148.5 (13%)     max: 20542 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1519     avg: 1783     median: 1833.5 (5%)     max: 1883 Points
min: 1455     avg: 1696     median: 1801 (5%)     max: 1833 Points
min: 1267     avg: 1562     median: 1695 (4%)     max: 1724 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 N3530 +
2632 Points (7%)
94%
1 N3520 +
2467 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 N3540 +
2561 Points (21%)
101%
1 N3520 +
2593 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 N3540 +
2378 Points (22%)
99%
1 N3520 +
2363 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 N3540 +
3647 Points (7%)
90%
1 N3520 +
3299 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 N3540 +
4235 Points (9%)
90%
1 N3520 +
3812 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 N3540 +
3490 Points (9%)
92%
1 N3520 +
3220 Points (8%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3190     avg: 3243     median: 3254 (6%)     max: 3282
3291 (6%)
2940 (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 977     avg: 986     median: 988 (20%)     max: 992
993 (20%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 N3540 +
3499 (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 N3540 +
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: 6407.6     avg: 6411     median: 6410.8 (11%)     max: 6414 ms
7730 ms (13%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 282.1     avg: 304     median: 300.5 (3%)     max: 322.5 ms
min: 294.7     avg: 371     median: 305.3 (3%)     max: 511.9 ms
369 ms (4%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 4996     avg: 5906     median: 5050 (9%)     max: 9427 Points
4902 Points (8%)
3551 Points (6%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium N3540 → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium N3530 → 96% n=27

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium N3520 → 92% n=27

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