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Intel Pentium Silver N6000 Processor's Compatibility with Program Requiring 2.0GHz Speed

Student5
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Hi, I am using an ASUS Laptop (ASUS E410KA-EK101T), with an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 Processor.

 

I wish to use a program, Examplify 2.6.4, that has a minimum system requirement of 2.0Ghz Intel Core I3 processor or equivalent. I see that although the processor base frequency for Intel Pentium Silver N6000 is 1.10GHz, it can go up to 3.3GHz (Burst Frequency). As such, does this mean that my Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor actually meets this minimum system requirement of Examplify 2.6.4?

 

If so, what can I do to allow my laptop to increase its processor frequency? My processor is unable to increase its frequency automatically, as the Intel Pentium Silver N6000 does not have Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, right? Hence, I have to increase the processor frequency manually?

 

Please help!

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n_scott_pearson
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Regardless of the settings you attempt to use, your processor isn't going to meet the minimum requirements for this app. You can try to use the app; it may work - or it won't.

...S

Student5
Beginner
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Hi S,

 

Thank you for your reply. May I check with you why my processor is incompatible with the app, notwithstanding that my processor can go up to 3.3GHz (Burst Frequency)?

 

Thank you!

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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The app seems to be basing this requirement on the performance required. Here's are some comparisons of your processor against various generation Core i3 processors:

https://nanoreview.net/en/cpu-compare/intel-pentium-silver-n6000-vs-intel-core-i3-1125g4

https://nanoreview.net/en/cpu-compare/intel-pentium-silver-n6000-vs-intel-core-i3-1005g1

https://nanoreview.net/en/cpu-compare/intel-pentium-silver-n6000-vs-intel-core-i3-10100

https://nanoreview.net/en/cpu-compare/intel-pentium-silver-n6000-vs-intel-core-i3-9100

https://nanoreview.net/en/cpu-compare/intel-pentium-silver-n6000-vs-intel-core-i3-8100

Bottom line, performance is, in general, below that of the Core i3 families (as Intel intended; Pentium is considered to be the tier below the Core i3). Note there are other N6000 vs. Core i3 comparisons available on this site if you wish to see more.

As I said, my stance in cases like this is simply to try it and see what happens. Applications may warn, but they usually don't refuse to run (and if they do, they will usually tell you exactly why). The performance of the N6000 may be close enough that it isn't problematic. The app may feel less responsive, but it might not be enough to irritate you.

...S

Student5
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