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Intel Atom N280

Intel N280

The Intel Atom N280 is a typical netbook single core CPU which is clocked at 1.66 GHz. The Atom core was designed for a low power consumption and cheap production. The downside is the relative low performance per Watt (due to the in-order execution) compared to similar clocked Celeron processors, e.g.. Still the integrated Hyper-Threading (the operating system sees the CPU as a dual core CPU) decreases the penalty of the in-order execution a bit.

The performance of the N280 is only compareable to a 1.2-1.3 GHz clocked Celeron M and therfore only sufficient for non demanding applications like Office or web surfing. HD videos, advanced photo editing, video cutting may not run fluently. Compared to the N270, the N280 only offers a minimal higher clock speed and a faster FSB. The performance increase should not really be noticeable.

Due to the modern 45nm process (in 2009) and the small size, the power consumption is very low (2.5 Watt TDP). Therfore, the CPU does not need a good cooling system and can be used in very small designs (like Netbooks). 

Package: 437-Ball-µFCBGA, 22 mm × 22 mm

SeriesIntel Atom
CodenameDiamondVille
Clock Rate1660 MHz
Front Side Bus667 MHz
Level 1 Cache56 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Number of Cores / Threads1 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)2.5 Watt
Transistor Count47 Million
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
Features0.9-1.1625 V
Die Size26 mm2
Max. Temperature90 °C
SocketPBGA437
FeaturesMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, HHT, Execute Disable Bit, Enhanced Speedstep, Hyper-Threading
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date02/01/2009
Product Link (external)Intel Atom N280

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 3634.859     avg: 3634.9 (57.92%)     max: 3634.859 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 114.046     avg: 115 (77.57%)     max: 116 seconds*
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 487     avg: 502.3 (3.45%)     max: 513 Points
PCMark 05: Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1282     avg: 1540.7 (5.57%)     max: 1864 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 541     avg: 564.4 (6.59%)     max: 585 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 835     avg: 868.4 (2.5%)     max: 892 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 87     avg: 88.3 (82.53%)     max: 89 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 192     avg: 194 (92.54%)     max: 196 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 4292     avg: 4302 (80.94%)     max: 4313 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 4128     avg: 4154.7 (1.96%)     max: 4180 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 3426     avg: 3458.3 (2.65%)     max: 3494 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Atom 230
851 
Intel Atom N455
856.3 
Intel Atom N450
861 
Intel Atom N280
868.4 
Intel Atom N475
949 
Intel Atom Z550
980 
VIA Nano L2100
1085 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

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Acer Aspire One D250-1613 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» Acer Aspire One D250-1613 - External Review

Asus Eee PC 1000HE (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.2")
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» Asus Eee PC 1000HE - External Review

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» Asus EeePC 1002HAE - External Review

Asus Eee Pc 1004DN (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, 10.2")
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Asus Eee PC 1005 HGO (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
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Asus Eee PC 1008HA (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
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» Asus Eee PC 1008HA - External Review

Champion Champ Slim 13160 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 13.3")
» Champion Champ Slim 13160 - External Review

Fujitsu M2010 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» Review Fujitsu M2010 Netbook - Review
» Fujitsu M2010 - External Review

Gigabyte M1022 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» Gigabyte M1022 - External Review

Gigabyte Touch Note T1028C (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» Gigabyte T1028C - External Review

Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G - External Review

Gigabyte Touch Note T1028X (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028X - External Review

HP Mini 110-1199eg (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» HP Mini 110-1199eg - External Review

HP Mini 311 (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), 11.6")
» HP Mini 311 - External Review

HP Mini 5101 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
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» HP Mini5101 - External Review

MSI Wind U100 Plus (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.0")
» MSI Wind U100 Plus - External Review

MSI Wind U123 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.0")
» MSI Wind U123 - External Review

Netbook Navigator Nav 9 Slate PC (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 8.9")
» Netbook Navigator Nav 9 Slate PC - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-W11 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
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» Sony Vaio VGN-W11 - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-W111XX (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» Sony Vaio VPC-W111XX - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-W11S1E/T (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» Sony Vaio VPC-W11S1E/T - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-W11S1E/W (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» Sony Vaio VPCW11S1E/W - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-W11XX (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» Sony Vaio VPC-W11XX - External Review

Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R - External Review

Toshiba mini NB205 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
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Toshiba mini NB205-N210 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
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Toshiba Mini NB205-N310 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
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Toshiba mini NB205-N325BL (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
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Toshiba mini NB205-N330 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 10.1")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Atom

» Intel Atom Z3795
   1.59 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3785
   1.49 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3775
   1.46 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3775D
   1.49 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3770
   1.46 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3770D
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3580
   2.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3736F
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3736G
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3745
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3745D
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3740
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3740D
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3735D
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3735E
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3735F
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3735G
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3680
   1.33 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom Z3680D
   1.33 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom Z3560
   1.83 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3480
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom Z3530
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom D2700
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom N2850
   2 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom Z3460
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom D2560
   2 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom D2550
   1.87 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom N2800
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom Z2760
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom D525
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom N2650
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom N570
   1.66 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom N2600
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom 330
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom N550
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom D2500
   1.87 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom Z2580
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom Z2560
   0.93 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom Z560
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom Z550
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom Z2480
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom N475
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom N470
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom Z540
   1.83 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom N455
   1.66 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom N450
   1.66 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom N280
   1.66 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom 230
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom Z530
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom N270
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom Z670
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom Z2460
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom N435
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom N435
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom Z520
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom Z2420
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom Z510
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom Z2000
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom Z500
   0.8 GHz / 0.5 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Atom Z540
   1.83 GHz / 0.5 MB
- Motorola PowerPC G4 G4 1.3
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB
- VIA Nano U2250
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Atom N455
   1.66 GHz / 0.5 MB
- Intel Atom N450
   1.66 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Intel Atom N280
   1.66 GHz / 0.5 MB
+ Intel Atom 230
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Atom Z530
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Atom N270
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Atom Z670
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Celeron M 310
   1.2 GHz / 512 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)