We finally have the chance to test one of the new Broadwell chips that Intel has recently released. We now have the Intel Pentium 3805U paired with Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) integrated graphics chip. The SoC we’ve tested is inside the Lenovo Yoga 500 convertible and you can see all the information about the processor and the graphics below accompanied by the usual benchmarks.
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Intel Pentium 3805U
The Intel Pentium 3805U is an entry-level CPU used mostly in ultrabooks and small devices from 11-inch diagonal or greater. The chip is based on the Broadwell architecture continuing the Tick-Tock with “Tick”. It offers smaller die size and improved energy over its Haswell counterpart efficiency thanks to the 14nm FinFET manufacturing process.
However, it’s clocked at 1.9 GHz without the so-called Turbo or Hyper-Threading features having two physical cores. It’s also part of the ULV (ultra-low voltage) lineup so the TDP here is 15W making it suitable for energy-efficient notebooks and ultrabooks for office work and multimedia. It also supports DDR3(L)-1600 dual-channel memory controller and can be paired with up to 16GB of RAM.
The integrated graphics chip is also based on the Broadwell generation – Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) with 12 EU (Execution Units) clocked at 100 – 800 MHz supporting DirectX 11.2, OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3.
You can browse through our CPU ranking to see where the Intel Pentium 3805U CPU stands: http://laptopmedia.com/top-laptop-cpu-ranking/
For more information about the processor, follow this link: http://laptopmedia.com/processor/intel-pentium-3805u/
Results are from the Cinebench 20 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
The Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) is an integrated graphics chip paired with most of the entry-level Intel CPUs and it’s based on the Gen 8 graphics that offers better performance-per-clock than the previous Intel HG Graphics (Haswell).
For comparison, the Haswell GPUs include 10 EUs (Execution Units) while the new Gen 8 graphics core boasts 12 EUs clocked at 100 – 800 MHz. Some of the supported features are DirectX 11.2, OpenCL 1.3/2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. For video output, the GPU supports DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a, but the HDMI 2.0 is nowhere to be mentioned. The GPUs performance should be marginally better than the Haswell GPUs and should handle most applications without any problems, but gaming on it will be almost impossible.
You can browse through our GPU ranking to see where the Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) stands: http://laptopmedia.com/top-laptop-graphics-ranking/
For more information about the GPU, follow this link: http://laptopmedia.com/video-card/intel-hd-graphics-broadwell/