System Specs & Memory Bandwidth

AMD APU System Specs
  • AMD A10-7800 (3.5GHz - 3.90GHz)
  • AMD A8-7600 (3.1GHz - 3.80GHz)
  • AMD A4-4000 (3.0GHz - 3.20GHz)
  • Asrock FM2A88M Extreme4+ (AMD A88X)
  • 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM
  • Crucial MX200 1TB
  • SilverStone Essential Series 500w
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
AMD AM1 System Specs
  • AMD Athlon 5350 (2.05GHz)
  • AMD Athlon 5150 (1.60GHz)
  • AMD Sempron 3850 (1.30GHz)
  • Asrock AM1H-ITX
  • 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM
  • Crucial MX200 1TB
  • SilverStone Essential Series 500w
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel Haswell System Specs
  • Intel Core i3-4130 (3.4GHz)
  • Intel Celeron G1820 (2.7GHz)
  • Intel Pentium G3220 (3.0GHz)
  • Asrock Z97 Extreme9 (Intel Z97)
  • 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM
  • Crucial MX200 1TB
  • SilverStone Essential Series 500w
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel Bay Trail-D System Specs
  • Intel Pentium J2900 (2.41GHz - 2.67GHz)
    Asrock Q2900-ITX
  • Intel Celeron J1900 (2.0GHz - 2.42GHz)
    Asrock Q1900M
  • Intel Celeron J1800 (2.41GHz - 2.58GHz)‚Äč
    Asrock D1800M
  • 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM
  • Crucial MX200 1TB
  • SilverStone Essential Series 500w
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel Braswell System Specs
  • Intel Pentium N3700 (1.60GHz - 2.40GHz)
  • Asrock N3700-ITX
  • Intel Celeron N3050 (1.60GHz - 2.16GHz)
  • Asrock N3050B-ITX
  • 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM
  • Crucial MX200 1TB
  • SilverStone Essential Series 500w
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Despite taking advantage of faster 1600MHz memory, the Pentium N3700 is still quite a bit slower than the Pentium J2900. Here we see a 9% reduction in memory bandwidth despite using 20% higher clocked memory. The drop in bandwidth is due to the fact that the N3700 is clocked between 10 and 33% slower than the J2900.

Interestingly, although the Celeron N3050 is also clocked much lower than the Celeron J1800, it delivered the same 6.6GB/s memory bandwidth.

The lower clock speed really hurts the Pentium N3700 as it is 27% slower than the J2900 when measuring L1 cache performance and 29% slower when comparing L2 cache performance. The Celeron N3150 also struggled as it was 33% slower than the Celeron J1800.