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Introduction

The Pentium N3700 is a quad-core processor with a TDP of only 6 W, 1.6 GHz base clock and turbo clock of 2.4 GHz, targeted on low-cost desktop computers. Let’s see how it performs, compared to its main competitors.

Intel launched recently their new low-cost, low-TDP desktop processors, named Braswell. They come to replace the Bay Trail-D CPUs, actually using the same microarchitecture, but with 14 nm manufacturing process and a new 8th generation graphics engine. They have a 2 MiB L2 cache and support DDR3L-1600 dual channel memory.

The table below shows the Braswell CPUs launched so far.

CPU Cores Base Clock Turbo Clock TDP
Pentium N3700 4 1.6 GHz 2.4GHz 6 W
Celeron N3150  4 1.6 GHz 2.08 GHz 6 W
Celeron N3050  2 1.6 GHz 2.16 GHz 6 W
Celeron N3000  2 1.04 GHz 2.08 GHz 4 W

Braswell processors are SoC (system on a chip) CPUs, which means the processing cores, memory controller, video engine, and even the chipset are integrated in a single die. It helps to keep the cost and the thermal dissipation low.

Figure 1 unveils the Pentium N3700 CPU. As well as the other processors of this family, it comes soldered to the motherboard. In this case, it comes with the ASRock N3700-ITX motherboard, which we analyzed recently.

Pentium N3700 CPU ReviewFigure 1: the Pentium N3700 processor

Let’s compare the main specs of the reviewed CPUs in the next page.

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.