Intel Atom Z3560

The Intel Atom Z3560 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for (mainly) Android tablets and smartphones. It is clocked at up to 1.83 GHz (Burst) and part of the Moorefield platform. Thanks to the specially optimized 22 nanometer low-power process (P1271) with tri-gate transistors, performance and energy efficiency have been significantly improved compared to its predecessor. Besides the CPU cores, the SoC integrates a PowerVR G6430 GPU as well as a Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 memory controller (max. 4 GB, 12.8 GB/s).

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the new Silvermont architecture, which is an out-of-order design for the first time. The increased utilization of the pipeline and many other improvements (optimized branch prediction, increased buffers, enhanced decoders) have increased the performance per clock by about 50 percent. At the same time, however, the Hyper-Threading feature of the previous Intel Atom generation has been removed. Other major changes are the support for new instruction set extensions such as SSE 4.1 and 4.2 as well as AES-NI (depending on the model).

Performance

Compared to other smartphone and tablet SoCs, the Z3560 offers a relatively high performance per clock. In some cases, the chip should even compete with significantly higher clocked chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. We also expect Nvidias Tegra K1 to be just sligthly faster. Consequently, the Z3560 can be classified into the high-end category of mobile SoCs (as of mid-2014).

Graphics

The integrated GPU has not been developed by Intel itself, but licensed from Imagination Technologies. The PowerVR G6430 can also be found in Apple's A7, but here it is clocked somewhat higher at 457 - 533 MHz. Compared to other mobile graphics solutions, the G6430 performs similar to or better than the Snapdragon 800/Adreno 330 or the ARM Mali-T628 MP6. However, the G6430 won't match the Adreno 420 and Tegra K1 GPU. Nevertheless, even the most demanding Android games of 2014 will run fluently in high resolutions.

Power Consumption

According to its performance and specifications, the chip should have a medium-high power consumption. Intel claims, the SoC is suitable for tablets as well as smartphones.

SeriesIntel Atom
CodenameMoorefield
Clock Rate1830 MHz
Level 2 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature90 °C
FeaturesPowerVR G6430 GPU (457 - 533 MHz), 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3-1600 (max. 4 GB, 12,8 GB/s), Wireless Display
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date06/01/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Atom Z3560

CPU Benchmarks

Vellamo 3.0: Metal
0% 100%
min: 1154     avg: 1154 (54.27%)     max: 1154 Points
Vellamo 3.0: Multicore Beta
0% 100%
min: 1400     avg: 1400 (28.38%)     max: 1400 Points
Vellamo 3.0: Browser
0% 100%
min: 0     avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 5055     avg: 5055 (21.11%)     max: 5055 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 5830.4     avg: 5830.4 (92.21%)     max: 5830.4 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 2203     avg: 2203 (17.16%)     max: 2203 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 747     avg: 747 (21.31%)     max: 747 Points
AndEBench: Java
0% 100%
min: 886     avg: 886 (85.43%)     max: 886 Iter./s
AndEBench: Native
0% 100%
min: 6412     avg: 6412 (26.88%)     max: 6412 Iter./s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 17504     avg: 17504 (30.03%)     max: 17504 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1: CPU Tests
0% 100%
min: 27166     avg: 27166 (70.14%)     max: 27166 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v4: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 0     avg: 16829 (39.14%)     max: 33658 points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 661     avg: 661 (83.58%)     max: 661 ms*
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 664     avg: 664 (60.4%)     max: 664 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 279     avg: 279 (40.26%)     max: 279 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Atom Z3560 processor

Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 7.0")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Atom

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   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 Z3560
   1.83 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3680
   1.33 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom Z3680D
   1.33 GHz / 1 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
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» 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 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 Z3560
   1.83 GHz / 2 MB
+ AMD Athlon II P320
   2.1 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Celeron 1047UE
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ AMD A-Series E2-3800
   1.3 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD E-Series E2-3000M
   1.8 GHz / 1024 KB
+ AMD Athlon II M320
   2.1 GHz / 1024 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-08-12)