The Intel Atom Z3740 processor is a quad core processor that is mostly being used in Windows 8 tablets. The processor is clocked at 1.8 GHz and is based on the Bay Trail platform by Intel. The CPU cores are based on the new silver mont architecture that is an out of order design. The performance increase, compared to the Pine trail is about 50 percent. This makes its processor performance at par with AMD A4 series.
Intel Atom Z3740 Benchmark
We tested the CPU on the Acer Iconia W4 tablet that runs Windows 8 32 bit operating system and comes with 8 inch display. Asus also has a tablet called T100 that has same specs. The Z3740 got 2620 in multi core test and 789 in single core test.
Its slightly more powerful sibling, the Atom Z3770 that runs at 1.46 GHz clock speed yielded 3093 and 968 in geekbench benchmark respectively.
While the processor is still no match for a macbook pro released in 2011, it is still good enough for everyday computing.
Intel Atom Z3740 Specs
Series Intel Atom
Codename Bay Trail-T
Clock Rate 1330 – 1860 MHz
Level 1 Cache 224 KB
Level 2 Cache 2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads 4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power) <4 Watt
Manufacturing Technology 22 nm
Features Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail, 311 – 667 MHz), Quick Sync, Wireless Display, Clear Video HD, Intel 64, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2, AES-NI, Secure Key, Anti-Theft, Identify-Protection, max. 4 GB Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1067
64 Bit 64 Bit support
Hardware Virtualization VT-x
Starting Price $32 U.S.
Announcement Date 09/11/2013
Intel Atom Z3740 Review Summary
The processor is more than adequate for the Internet or Office works, but is not that powerful or capable for playing complex games or running demanding software. Graphics that come integrated on the SoC are capable of supporting up to 2560×1600 pixel resolution. That said, they are slower than the Ivy Bridge’s HD graphics, so do think you can run 3D games on it.