Intel Pentium N3700: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Pentium N3700
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Year of release 2015
Performance 1.00

Summary

Intel started Intel Pentium N3700 sales 1 April 2015 at a recommended price of $161. This is a Braswell architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2400 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1170 processor with a TDP of 6 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

1.00%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

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General info

Pentium N3700 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2308
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Pentium
Architecture codenameBraswell (2015−2016)
Release date1 April 2015
(7 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$161of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$358 (2.2x MSRP)of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads4
Base clock speed1.6 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed2.4 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L2 cache2 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum core temperature90 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Pentium N3700 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketFCBGA1170
Thermal design power (TDP)6 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium N3700. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
SIPP-
Smart Response-
GPIO+
Smart Connect-
HD Audio+
RST-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-
EDB+
Secure Boot+
Secure Key+
Identity Protection+
OS Guard-
Anti-Theft-

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d-
VT-x+
VT-i-
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium N3700's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size8 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Pentium N3700.

Integrated graphics cardIntel® HD Graphics for Intel® Celeron® Processor N3000 Series
Max video memory8 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency700 MHz
Execution Units16
InTru 3D-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium N3700's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3
eDP+
DisplayPort+
HDMI+

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Pentium N3700's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX+
OpenGL+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (EPYC 9654)
PCI Express lanes4of 128 (EPYC 7401)
USB revision2.0/3.0
Total number of SATA ports2
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports2
Number of USB ports5
Integrated LAN-
UART+

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium N3700. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Pentium N3700 1.00
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

Pentium N3700 1239

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Pentium N3700 215

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Pentium N3700 695

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Pentium N3700 1200

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Pentium N3700 3148

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Pentium N3700 2175

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Pentium N3700 2

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Pentium N3700 141

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Pentium N3700 37

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Pentium N3700 0.5

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Pentium N3700 1

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Pentium N3700 10

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Pentium N3700 50

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Pentium N3700 1030

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Benchmark coverage: 6%

Pentium N3700 3211

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Benchmark coverage: 6%

Pentium N3700 956

Is Pentium N3700 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium N3700 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


Pentium N3700 AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium N3700 from AMD is Phenom II X3 N850, which is faster by 1% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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Best GPUs for Pentium N3700

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Pentium N3700, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Pentium N3700 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2620 configurations based on Pentium N3700 in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.4% (10/2620)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.1% (3/2620)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (4/2620)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.2% (5/2620)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070
0.08% (2/2620)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
0.08% (2/2620)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.08% (2/2620)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
0.04% (1/2620)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GeForce RTX 3060
0.04% (1/2620)
NVIDIA TITAN V TITAN V
0.04% (1/2620)

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