Intel Pentium N3710 vs Intel Pentium N3700

Intel Pentium N3710

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The Intel Pentium N3710 is a quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks, which has been presented in early 2016. It is clocked at 1.1 - 2.56 GHz and part of the Braswell platform. Thanks to its new 14 nanometer low-power process (P1273) with tri-gate transistors, energy efficiency has been significantly improved compared to its predecessor Bay Trail (e.g. Pentium N3520). In addition to the CPU cores, the SoC offers a DirectX 11.2-capable GPU as well as a DDR3L Memory Controller (2x 64 bit, 25.6 GB/s).

It is the successor to the 2016 Pentium N3700 and offers a higher Boost clock of 2.56 versus 2.4 GHz but a lower base clock of only 1.1 versus 1.6 GHz. The GPU is technically still the same but now renamed to Intel HD Graphics 405.

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the Airmont architecture, which is basically a slightly modified shrink of the previous Silvermont core. While performance per clock has not been improved, the more efficient 14 nm process leads to a better utilization of the CPU Burst (alias Turbo Boost) and a therefore somewhat higher overall performance.

Performance

Compared to its predecessor the Pentium N3700, the N3710 can be faster if the Boost clock is held. If the cooling is not sufficient it may even be slower. In our first review sample, the N3710 was on par with a A6-5200 in Cinebench R15 and therefore slightly faster than the N3700. In the 3DMark 11 physics test however it was equally fast as the N3700. Using Windows, the CPU is adequate for everyday tasks such as Internet browsing or office applications, but may struggle in more demanding software.

Graphics

The HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) is based on the Intel Gen8 architecture, which supports DirectX 11.2 and is also found in the Broadwell series (e.g. HD Graphics 5300). With 16 EUs (Execution Units) and a clock speed of up to 700 MHz, the GPU is about twice as fast as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail), but still not powerful enough to handle demanding 3D games of 2015. The GPU also supports 4K/H.265 video acceleration.

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at an TDP of 6 watts (SDP 4 watts). Thus, the chip can be cooled passively but is not in all devices.

Intel Pentium N3700

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The Intel Pentium N3700 is a quad-core SoC for entry-level notebooks, which has been presented in early 2015. It is clocked at 1.6 - 2.4 GHz and part of the Braswell platform. Thanks to its new 14 nanometer low-power process (P1273) with tri-gate transistors, energy efficiency has been significantly improved compared to its predecessor Bay Trail (e.g. Pentium N3520). In addition to the CPU cores, the SoC offers a DirectX 11.2-capable GPU as well as a DDR3L Memory Controller (2x 64 bit, 25.6 GB/s).

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the Airmont architecture, which is basically a slightly modified shrink of the previous Silvermont core. While performance per clock has not been improved, the more efficient 14 nm process leads to a better utilization of the CPU Burst (alias Turbo Boost) and a therefore somewhat higher overall performance.

Performance

Compared to its predecessor Pentium N3520 (2.17 - 2.42 GHz) or the AMD APU A4-6210, the N3700 offers an almost identical performance. Using Windows, the CPU is adequate for everyday tasks such as Internet browsing or office applications, but may struggle in more demanding software.

Graphics

The HD Graphics (Braswell) is based on the Intel Gen8 architecture, which supports DirectX 11.2 and is also found in the Broadwell series (e.g. HD Graphics 5300). With 16 EUs (Execution Units) and a clock speed of up to 700 MHz, the GPU is about twice as fast as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail), but still not powerful enough to handle demanding 3D games of 2015. The GPU also supports 4K/H.265 video acceleration.

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at an TDP of 6 watts (SDP 4 watts). Thus, the chip can be cooled passively.

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Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell, 400 - 700 MHz), Wireless Display, Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600 (25,6 GB/s), 5x USB 3.0, 4x PCIe 2.0, 2x SATA 6.0 Gbit/sIntel HD Graphics (Braswell, 400 - 700 MHz), Wireless Display, Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR3L-1600 (25,6 GB/s), 5x USB 3.0, 4x PCIe 2.0, 2x SATA 6.0 Gbit/s
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) (400 - 700 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) (400 - 700 MHz)
$161 U.S.$161 U.S.
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 105     avg: 140     median: 145 (3%)     max: 152 Points
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min: 132     avg: 138     median: 141 (3%)     max: 143 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 39     avg: 40.7     median: 41 (19%)     max: 42 Points
min: 36     avg: 37.4     median: 37 (17%)     max: 39 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.39     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (4%)     max: 1.89 Points
min: 1.61     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (4%)     max: 1.77 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (20%)     max: 0.5 Points
min: 0.38     avg: 0.4     median: 0.5 (18%)     max: 0.47 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 1238     avg: 1307     median: 1323.5 (14%)     max: 1344 Points
min: 1087     avg: 1175     median: 1200 (12%)     max: 1267 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 3417     avg: 4370     median: 4653 (8%)     max: 4755 Points
min: 3054     avg: 3610     median: 3148 (5%)     max: 4411 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
1554 Points (14%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 718.266     avg: 725     median: 725.3 (9%)     max: 732.26 seconds
720 seconds (9%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 22.928     avg: 23.3     median: 23.3 (5%)     max: 23.59 seconds
23.1 seconds (5%)
WinRAR - Result
1004 KB/s (12%)
1030 KB/s (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
10.7 fps (7%)
10 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
52.8 fps (19%)
49.7 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
0.1 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1 GB/s (5%)
0.9 GB/s (5%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2362     avg: 2474     median: 2473.5 (17%)     max: 2585 Points
min: 1934     avg: 2175     median: 2174.5 (15%)     max: 2415 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 34.159     avg: 34.9     median: 34.9 (8%)     max: 35.74 Seconds
76 Seconds (16%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 75.24     avg: 77     median: 77 (3%)     max: 78.72 Seconds
153 Seconds (7%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1625.54     avg: 1666     median: 1665.8 (7%)     max: 1706.02 Seconds
2896 Seconds (13%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
5320 Points (7%)
4950 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 1574     avg: 1751     median: 1742.5 (9%)     max: 1949 points
min: 1463     avg: 1707     median: 1768 (9%)     max: 1809 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 17238     avg: 18208     median: 18207.5 (12%)     max: 19177 Points
min: 15199     avg: 17365     median: 18405 (12%)     max: 18490 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 12409     avg: 15741     median: 15740.5 (19%)     max: 19072 Points
13625 Points (16%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
19869 Points (23%)
15829 Points (18%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1400     avg: 1512     median: 1552 (4%)     max: 1584 Points
min: 1436     avg: 1557     median: 1611 (4%)     max: 1623 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1957     avg: 2158     median: 2157.5 (7%)     max: 2358 Points
min: 2093     avg: 2237     median: 2303 (8%)     max: 2315 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3382     avg: 3472     median: 3480 (6%)     max: 3553 Points
min: 3209     avg: 3211     median: 3210.5 (6%)     max: 3212 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1012     avg: 1018     median: 1019 (21%)     max: 1023 Points
min: 952     avg: 956     median: 956 (20%)     max: 960 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3581 Points (6%)
3299 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1068 Points (22%)
1003 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
9335 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3433 Points (10%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
1179 Points (19%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4424.7     avg: 4564     median: 4564.1 (8%)     max: 4703.4 ms
4378 ms (7%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
361 ms (4%)
min: 343.6     avg: 351     median: 351.5 (4%)     max: 359.3 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 7623     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (16%)     max: 9032 Points
8665 Points (17%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium N3710 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium N3700 → 95%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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