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Front view of Intel N3710

Reasons to consider the
Intel N3710

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 4.88W vs 77.19W 15.8x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 5 years later
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per watt 12.45 pt/W vs 9.02 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 15.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 15.8x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 2500

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Intel Core i5 2500

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2x higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.56 GHz Around 45% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,857 vs 572 Around 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.69 GHz vs 2.56 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 8,816 vs 3,106 More than 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of N3710 vs Core i5 2500

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

N3710
3,106
Core i5 2500
8,816

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

N3710
967
Core i5 2500
2,796

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

N3710
409.65 MB/s
Core i5 2500
2,410,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

N3710
1,880
Core i5 2500
6,257

PassMark (Single Core)

N3710
572
Core i5 2500
1,857

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

N3710  vs
Core i5 2500 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.56 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 6W 95W
Annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 12.45 pt/W 9.02 pt/W
Typical power consumption 4.88W 77.19W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

N3710  vs
Core i5 2500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.56 GHz 3.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 4.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.56 GHz 3.69 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 405 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 850 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 32,768 MB
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