Notebookcheck

Intel Atom Z2560

Intel Z2560

The Intel Atom Z2560 is a SoC (System on a Chip) with the Codename Penwell and part of the Medfield platform. The Z2560 is a one chip SoC and integrates a dual core Atom processor (Saltwell) clocked at 933 - 1600 MHz. Due to Hyper-Threading, 4 threads can be executed on the two cores (for improved efficiency).

The Saltwell CPU core is still very similar to the first Intel Atom. Therefore, the performance per clock should be very similar (only very small enhancements). However, the CPU now features additional 256 KB low-power-cache (on a separate voltage plane) to allow the CPU and L2 cache to enter a lower power state. Furthermore, the Atom now supports some sort of Turbo Boost and can reach up to 1.6 GHz shortly (933 MHz base frequency). Furthermore, the CPU core can be downclocked to 100 MHz (in 100 MHz steps) to save power.

The processor performance should be on a level with a previous generation Atom processor clocked at 933 - 1600 MHz (e.g., the Atom N550 clocked at 1.5 GHz). Therefore, the Z2560 should be a mid-range smartphone/tablet SoC.

The integrated graphics card is based on a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 design and clocked at 400 MHz. The video decoder (MPEG4.2, H.264, VC1, WMV) and encoder (MPEG4.2, H.264) also stem from Imagination Technologies (VDX385 and VDE285) and should allow 1080p30 de- and encoding of videos.

Furthermore, a dual channel LPDDR2 memory controller (2x 32 Bit) for a maximum of 1GB RAM is integrated.

The whole SoC was optimized for power efficiency and low power consumption. It is produced with a 32nm LP (low power) process and has a TDP of 3 Watt (according to TechPowerUp). Therefore, the Z2560 is even suited for smartphones.

Sources: Intel PressemeldungIntel ARKAnandtechTechpowerup (Socket, TDP)

SeriesIntel Atom
CodenameCloverview
Clock Rate933 - 1600 MHz
Level 1 Cache112 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)3 Watt
Transistor Count140 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Features0.3-1.2
Die Size65 mm2
Max. Temperature90 °C
SocketBGA 617
FeaturesHyper-Threading, VT-x, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal-Monitoring, Intel HD-Audio, Smart Idle
GPUPowerVR SGX544MP2 (400 - MHz)
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date01/13/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Atom Z2560

CPU Benchmarks

Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3081     avg: 3081 (12.68%)     max: 3081 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 12537.1     avg: 12834.3 (80.17%)     max: 13131.4 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1053     avg: 1057 (8.24%)     max: 1062 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 448     avg: 450.7 (12.85%)     max: 453 Points
AndEBench: Java
0% 100%
min: 172     avg: 214.8 (15.58%)     max: 237 Iter./s
AndEBench: Native
0% 100%
min: 9409     avg: 9465.8 (41.94%)     max: 9548 Iter./s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 8852     avg: 8852 (12.11%)     max: 8852 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0     avg: 6066.5 (12.73%)     max: 8224 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7785     avg: 8057.8 (14.88%)     max: 8212 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1: CPU Tests
0% 100%
min: 8692     avg: 9159.5 (19.73%)     max: 9420 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v4: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 18062     avg: 18570.3 (43.19%)     max: 18872 points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 0     avg: 3297 (21.43%)     max: 6594 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 823     avg: 887 (9.13%)     max: 951 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 1145     avg: 1161.5 (10.68%)     max: 1178 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 1458     avg: 1527 (8.99%)     max: 1596 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1044     avg: 1048.5 (7.21%)     max: 1053 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1209     avg: 1221 (8.94%)     max: 1233 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1065.7     avg: 1120.8 (72.16%)     max: 1216.2 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 699.9     avg: 1014.6 (91.23%)     max: 1229.5 ms*
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0:
0% 100%
min: 4896     avg: 5096.5 (21.2%)     max: 5297 points
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 203.213     avg: 219.3 (14.85%)     max: 231.685 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 97.708     avg: 105.2 (12.85%)     max: 110.891 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Linpack for Android in comparison
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 (min)
7.4 
...
Mediatek MT6582
100.5 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
103.1 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A
103.9 
Intel Atom Z2560
105.2 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
106.5 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
107.9 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028
113 
...
Apple A8 (max)
767.2 

Reviews for the Intel Atom Z2560 processor

Acer Iconia A1-830 (PowerVR SGX544MP2, 7.9")
» Review Acer Iconia A1-830 Tablet - Review
» Acer Iconia A1-830 - External Review

Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730 (PowerVR SGX544MP2, 7.0")
» Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730 Tablet Review - Review
» Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730 - External Review

Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730HD (PowerVR SGX544MP2, 7.0")
» Acer Iconia One 7 B1-730HD - External Review

Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL (PowerVR SGX544, 7.0")
» Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL - External Review

Asus Fonepad ME372CG (PowerVR SGX544MP2, 7.0")
» Review Asus Fonepad 7 ME372CG Tablet - Review
» Asus Fonepad ME372CG - External Review

Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 (PowerVR SGX544MP2, 10.1")
» Review Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 Tablet - Review
» Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 - External Review

Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ002H (PowerVR SGX544, 11.6")
» Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ002H - External Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (PowerVR SGX544MP2, 10.1")
» Review Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Tablet - Review
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 inch - External Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
Comparison of all mobile CPU series

» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Benchmarklist of all known CPUs that are used in laptops (desktop and laptop CPUs)

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 E3845
   1.91 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 E3827
   1.75 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 Pentium M 738
   1.4 GHz / 2 MB
- 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 / 1024 KB
+ AMD Z-Series Z-60
   1 GHz / 1024 KB
+ 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
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > FAQ / Tips / Technics > Notebook Processors > Intel Atom Z2560 SoC
Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-06-10)