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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Pentium N3510 2.0GHz Pentium Dual Core 3550M 2.3GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 450% 252%
Hitman 3 641% 374%
Resident Evil 8 511% 291%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 641% 374%
FIFA 21 414% 229%
Grand Theft Auto VI 804% 478%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 433% 241%
Genshin Impact 316% 166%
Far Cry 6 768% 455%
The Medium 844% 504%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Pentium Dual Core 3550M 2.3GHz is significantly better than the Intel Pentium N3510 2.0GHz when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Pentium Dual Core was released less than a year after the Pentium N3510 2.0GHz, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Pentium N3510 2.0GHz has 2 more cores than the Pentium Dual Core. With 4 cores, the Pentium N3510 2.0GHz is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Pentium N3510 2.0GHz and Pentium Dual Core are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Pentium Dual Core has a 0.3 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Pentium N3510 2.0GHz has a 1024 KB bigger L2 cache than the Pentium Dual Core, and although the Pentium N3510 2.0GHz does not appear to have an L3 cache, its larger L2 cache means that it wins out in this area.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Pentium N3510 2.0GHz has a 29 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Pentium Dual Core (though they were created with the same size 22 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Pentium N3510 2.0GHz will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameBay Trail-MHaswell
MoBo SocketBGA 1170Socket G3 / rPGA946B / rPGA947
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date11 Sep 201301 Oct 2013
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs2
CPU Threads4vs-
Clock Speed2 GHzvs2.3 GHz
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Max TDP8 Wvs37 W
Lithography22 nmvs22 nm
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Max Temperature100°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size224 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size2048 KBvs1024 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs2 MB
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewPentium N3510 2.0GHz is an energy efficient quad core mobile processor, based on the 22nm Silvermont architecture.
The Pentium N3510 2.0GHz offers 4-Cores, clocked at 2.0GHz and weak integrated graphics.
The Pentium N3510 2.0GHz does not offer the Turbo Boost nor the multi-threading technologies.
As a result, its TDP is of only around 8 Watts and its performance is quite far from Intel's Core i3 Series.
Pentium Dual Core 3550M 2.3GHz is a budget processor, part of the Haswell Refresh CPUs released in April of 2014.
Based on 22nm architecture, the Pentium Dual Core 3550M 2.3GHz has many of the Haswell features disabled, including Hyper and Multi Treading. The Processor should not consume more than 37 Watts.
This CPU is clocked at 2.3GHz and comes with a weak Intel HD (Haswell) mobile chip which raises to 1100MHz in Turbo Mode and will only be seen in smaller cheaper notebooks.
Its performance is average and will only provide modest gaming though most modern demanding games will run fluently.