The Reviewed CPUs

To have an idea of the Pentium N3700’s performance, we ran some benchmarks comparing it to other two similar CPUs (also with four cores, low cost, and low TDP), the AMD Athlon 5150 and the Intel Pentium J2900, besides its “brother” Celeron N3150, which we tested recently.

In the tables below, we compare the main features of the CPUs included in our review.

CPU Cores HT IGP Internal Clock Turbo Clock Core Tech. TDP Socket Price
Pentium N3700 4 No Yes 1.6 GHz 2.4 GHz Braswell 14 nm 6 W FCBGA1170 USD 100*
Celeron N3150 4 No Yes 1.6 GHz 2.08 GHz Braswell 14 nm 6 W FCBGA1170 USD 70*
Pentium J2900 4 No Yes 2.41 GHz 2.67 GHz Bay Trail-D 22 nm 10 W FCBGA1170 USD 104*
Athlon 5150 4 No Yes 1.6 GHz No Kabini 28 nm 25 W AM1 USD 50**

* The price includes the motherboard, since this CPU is soldered to the motherboard

** Motherboards can be found starting at USD 30

Prices were researched at on the day we published this review. TDP stands for Thermal Design Power and states the maximum amount of heat the CPU can dissipate.

Below you can see the memory configuration for each CPU.

CPU L2 Cache L3 Cache Memory Support Memory Channels
Pentium N3700 2 MiB No Up to DDR3L-1600 Two
Celeron N3150 2 MiB No Up to DDR3L-1600 Two
Pentium J2900 2 MiB No Up to DDR3-1333 Two
Athlon 5150 2 MiB No Up to DDR3-1600 One

Below we have a quick comparison of the video engine of the CPUs.

CPU Video Engine DirectX Clock Cores
Pentium N3700 Intel HD 12 400/700 MHz 16
Celeron N3150 Intel HD 12 320/640 MHz 12
Pentium J2900 Intel HD 11 688/896 MHz 4
Athlon 5150 Radeon R3 11.2 600 MHz 128