Intel Pentium N3700 Entry-Level CPU

The Intel Pentium N3700 is an entry-level quad-core processor for affordable laptops and 2-in-1 convertibles. It is noticeably faster than the lowest-end chips, such as the Intel Celeron dual-core series, but is still a low-end part suitable only for the basic home and office computing tasks.

Intel Pentium N3700 Benchmark

The Pentium N3700 from the new 14-nanometer “Braswell” CPU family isn’t faster than its precursors, the Pentium N3500 series 22-nanometer “Bay Trail” chips. However, “Braswell” brings to the table improved Intel HD integrated graphics version for somewhat smoother but still only entry-level gaming and better support for high-def 4K video playback, while having a lower power consumption. The N3700 consumes 6 Watts, as opposed to previous 7.5W.

The CPU has a base clock speed of 1.6GHz, whcih can “burst” up to 2.4GHz for a short period of time if needed. There’s also a Pentium N3710 version which is basically the same chip with burst frequency of up to 2.56GHz for slightly better performance.

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Specifications of the Intel Pentium N3700

Here's the specs sheet of the Intel Pentium N3700:

Processor Name

Intel Pentium N3700

CPU Family

Intel "Braswell"

Number of Cores

Quad-core / 1 thread per core

CPU Clock Speed

Base: 1.6GHz, Burst: 2.4GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR3 1333MHz
DDR3 1600MHz

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD

Power Consumption


Production Technology



Intel QuickSync
VT-x Virtualization

Typical Use

Affordable Laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

User Benchmark Average CPU Score



Written by on September 8, 2015

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the Intel Pentium N3700

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2.80 out of 5
(5 user reviews)

  1. Abhinav

    N3710 is capable of daily web surfing , entertainment , ms office and little bit office work ??

    • Danijel Z

      Yes, it is. User experience might not be as snappy as with the more popular Intel Core i3, i5, i7 series processors. But, the daily tasks you mentioned aren’t demanding and the Pentium N3710 is able to handle them without major slowdowns.

  2. Rated 1 out of 5


    The overall feeling was like using a mobile phone with a FullHD display.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Promit Saha

    Pentium N3700 is an entry level laptop and notebook processor suitable for low end games like GTA san andreas, vice city, Max Payne3 etc. It gives a decent speed for daily Home users like me with a quick boot time and very few lags..considering its price its a good one and if u are in low budget u should go for it…. Thanks For reading.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    William Hudson

    I think the N3710 can be a good chip with the right system, I find my system to be quite responsive, a Dell 3168 with 4gb ram and 240gb SSD, I do not play games, but surf with chrome browser with 5 to 8 tabs opened, and MS office opened at the same time, no lag.
    When I wrote this reply, chrome 3 tabs opened, MS office opened and Foxit PDF opened.
    No problems with speed of typing and no lag.

    I also have an HP i3 6100u 8gb ram 256 ssd system which is faster but not so much that I do not like using my Dell.

  5. Rated 1 out of 5


    Just threw in the towel with Lenovo’s desktop n3700. Whatever one tried it would perform like a Pentium III with a beefy video card.

    It is simply INCREDIBLY slow and the old E7200 it was planned to replace felt much more speedy. I did everything I could but there was nothing one could do. The i/o was slower than anything I have seen and the CPU could simply not cope with the most basic tasks.

    The only thing it was good at was viewing videos which is the task it will end doing during the rest of its life. The overall feeling was like using a mobile phone with a FullHD display.

  6. High tower

    @ Unknown

    N3700 isn´t capable of overclocking. The Burst is the build-in overclocking feature.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Unknown Unknown

    Very good in-depth answer, but may I ask how to overclock it? I cannot enter the BIOS screen so I am looking for some software that can. Thank you.

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