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Intel Pentium N4200 vs Core i3 7020U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.1 GHz Intel Pentium N4200 with 4-cores against the 2.3 GHz Core i3 7020U with 2-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 7020U and N4200
Advantages of Intel Pentium N4200
  • Consumes up to 60% less energy than the Core i3 7020U – 6 vs 15 Watt
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Around 4.3 GB/s (13%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of Intel Core i3 7020U
  • Supports up to 32 GB DDR4-2133 RAM
  • 83% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 559 vs 305 points
  • Newer - released 1-year and 8-months later
  • Newer PCI Express version – 3.0


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Pentium N4200 and Core i3 7020U


Vendor Intel Intel
Released August 30, 2016 April 1, 2018
Launch price 161 USD 281 USD
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Apollo Lake Kaby Lake
Model number N4200 i3-7020U
Socket BGA-1296 BGA-1356
Integrated GPU Intel HD Graphics 505 Intel HD Graphics 620


Cores 4 2
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 1.1 GHz 2.3 GHz
Multiplier 0x 23x
Bus Bandwidth - 4 GT/s
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache - 3MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 6 W 15 W
Max. temperature 105°C 100°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR3L-1866, LPDDR3-1866, LPDDR4-2400 DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Memory Size 8 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Pentium N4200 official page Intel Core i3 7020U official page
PCI Express Version 2.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 6 12
Instruction Set - SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2

Cast your vote

Choose between two processors
3 (60%)
2 (40%)
Total votes: 5


So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i3 7020U or Pentium N4200?