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Front view of Intel Pentium N3700

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Front view of Intel Pentium 3556U

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 3556U vs the N3700.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium N3700 vs 3556U

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium N3700
13.56 mHash/s
Pentium 3556U
3.67 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium N3700
4.52 mPixels/s
Pentium 3556U
6.53 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium N3700
0.53 fps
Pentium 3556U
0.59 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium N3700
382.3 MB/s
Pentium 3556U
96,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium N3700  vs
3556U 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 6W 15W
Annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 12.34 pt/W 6.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 4.88W 12.19W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium N3700  vs
3556U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 1.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 1.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics HD (Haswell)
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 16,384 MB
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