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AMD Z-60

AMD Z-60

The AMD Z-60 (codename Hondo) is a x86 dual core processor for tablet PCs. It offers a relatively powerful integrated graphics card and a single channel DDR3(L)-1066 memory controller. Compared to the similar AMD C-50 and Z-01, the Z-60 featues a lower TDP rating of 4.5 W versus 9 / 5.9 Watt. 

Inside the Z-60 two Bobcat cores can access 512KB level 2 cache per core. In comparison to the Atom processors, the Bobcat architecture uses an "out-of-order" execution and is therefore faster at the same clock speed. However, the performance is far worse than similar clocked Penryn (Celeron) or Danube (Athlon II) cores. 

The integrated Radeon HD 6250 graphics card offers 80 shaders running at 276 MHz and an UVD3 video processor. Compared to the slow GMA 3150 in the Atom processors, the HD6250 offers a lot more performance and is about as fast as the Nvidia ION graphics solution.

The processor speed is somewhere between a single core 1.6 GHz Atom N455 and a dual core Atom N550 depending on the benchmark (see C-50 page). Therefore, the performance is still in netbook regions and only suited for low demanding tasks.

The power consumption is rated with a TDP of 4.5 Watt by AMD and in their reference system the Z-60 with 2 GB DDR3-1066 RAM reached 8 hours runtime with a 30 Wh battery. However, the Atom Z2760 and Atom N2600 still offer lower TDPs.

SeriesAMD Z-Series
CodenameHondo
Clock Rate1000 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)4.5 Watt
Manufacturing Technology40 nm
Die Size75 mm2
SocketFT1 BGA 413-Ball
FeaturesMMX(+), SSE(1,2,3,3S,4A), AMD-V
GPUAMD Radeon HD 6250 (276 - MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationAMD-V
Announcement Date11/10/2012
Product Link (external)AMD Z-Series Z-60

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 406      avg: 406 (1%)     median: 406 (1%)     max: 406 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1075      avg: 1075 (8%)     median: 1075 (8%)     max: 1075 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 1.95      avg: 2 (2%)     median: 2 (2%)     max: 1.95 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 11.24      avg: 11.2 (6%)     median: 11.2 (6%)     max: 11.24 fps
WinRAR - Result
0% 100%
min: 348      avg: 348 (5%)     median: 348 (5%)     max: 348 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 3574      avg: 3574 (42%)     median: 3574 (42%)     max: 3574 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 114      avg: 114 (23%)     median: 114 (23%)     max: 114 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 444      avg: 444 (3%)     median: 444 (3%)     max: 444 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1172      avg: 1172 (3%)     median: 1172 (3%)     max: 1172 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.2      avg: 0.2 (10%)     median: 0.2 (10%)     max: 0.2 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.37      avg: 0.4 (2%)     median: 0.4 (2%)     max: 0.37 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 730      avg: 730 (9%)     median: 730 (9%)     max: 730 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1361      avg: 1361 (4%)     median: 1361 (4%)     max: 1361 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 669      avg: 669 (10%)     median: 669 (10%)     max: 669 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1249      avg: 1249 (4%)     median: 1249 (4%)     max: 1249 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 75      avg: 75 (16%)     median: 75 (16%)     max: 75 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 61      avg: 61 (3%)     median: 61 (3%)     max: 61 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 1566      avg: 1566 (0%)     median: 1566 (0%)     max: 1566 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.002s ... 0.002s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00017619132995605s +0.57s ... 0.572s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.572s

Reviews for the AMD Z-Series Z-60 processor

Fujitsu Stylistic Q572 Q5720M30A1DE (AMD Radeon HD 6250, 10.1")
» Review Fujitsu Stylistic Q572 Tablet - Review
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Other CPUs of the series AMD Z-Series

» AMD Z-Series Z-60
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD Z-Series Z-01
   1 GHz / 1 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Celeron M 360
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD Mobile Sempron 210U
   1.5 GHz / 0.3 MB
- Intel Celeron M 340
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
- Intel Atom Z2560
   0.93 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD C-Series C-50
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» AMD Z-Series Z-60
   1 GHz / 1 MB
+ AMD Z-Series Z-01
   1 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Atom Z560
   2.13 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Celeron M 350
   1.3 GHz / 1024 KB
+ VIA C7-M C7-M-2000
   2 GHz / 128 KB
+ Intel Atom Z550
   2 GHz / 512 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-10-16)