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GenericSauron

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Feb 27, 2016
Believe it or not, I got a system with 16GB dual-channel RAM and a Pentium N3700 and it is faster in everything I have tried so far than a Core i3-5010u laptop I have with 4GB single-channel RAM. Examples are Blender with a high polygon model, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (not officially supported, but runs at 1024x768). If you don't believe me, I am willing to post CPU-z screenshots of both systems or whatever you want that I can. It just seems like, the N3700 may be slightly faster than *some* benchmarks will have you believe, especially when paired with the right memory. Most reviews just seem to pair it with a 4GB stick of RAM.

Although I wouldn't say it's nearly as fast as a Core i5, it's truly performing like a system with 4 cores in Windows 10. I can't say whether it's actually faster than that i3, but a Pentium N3700 with 16GB dual-channel RAM and a Samsung 750 Evo SSD, is desirable to me over a i3-5010u with 4GB single-channel RAM and a 5400RPM hard drive.

Benchmarks:

Garden Warfare 2 @ 1024x768, low settings, Core i3 4GB - 18FPS
Garden Warfare 2 @ 1024x768, low settings, Pentium N3700 16GB - 20FPS
 
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GenericSauron

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UPDATE: In favor of the i3, the i3 is 50% faster on the purely synthetic, GPU-limited benchmark Heaven. At least I found something it was faster at, haha.