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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 can even compete with significantly higher clocked chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. However, the average performance is a bit lower. Consequently, the Z3560 can be classified into the upper mid-range 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 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
GPUPowerVR G6430 (457 - 533 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date06/01/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Atom Z3560

Benchmarks

Vellamo 3.x - Metal
0% 100%
min: 987      avg: 1132.7 (41%)     median: 1154 (42%)     max: 1257 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
0% 100%
min: 1124      avg: 1325.3 (50%)     median: 1400 (53%)     max: 1452 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 2082.7 (33%)     median: 2588 (41%)     max: 3660 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 4167      avg: 4753 (13%)     median: 5037 (13%)     max: 5055 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 5830.4      avg: 6795.9 (11%)     median: 6020.6 (10%)     max: 8536.6 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1696      avg: 2085.7 (13%)     median: 2203 (14%)     max: 2358 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 586      avg: 701.7 (15%)     median: 747 (16%)     max: 772 Points
AndEBench - Java
0% 100%
min: 669      avg: 777.5 (55%)     median: 777.5 (55%)     max: 886 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
0% 100%
min: 6412      avg: 9342.5 (44%)     median: 9342.5 (44%)     max: 12273 Iter./s
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 12256      avg: 15779.3 (27%)     median: 17504 (30%)     max: 17578 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
0% 100%
min: 19571      avg: 24926.7 (34%)     median: 27166 (37%)     max: 28043 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v4 - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 20195.7 (47%)     median: 26929 (63%)     max: 33658 points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 618.2      avg: 756.6 (19%)     median: 661 (16%)     max: 990.5 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1003.9      avg: 1003.9 (10%)     median: 1003.9 (10%)     max: 1003.9 ms
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 -
0% 100%
min: 12523      avg: 12523 (52%)     median: 12523 (52%)     max: 12523 points
- 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 +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00027132034301758s +0.232s ... 0.233s

#2 return log +0.001s ... 0.234s

Reviews for the Intel Atom Z3560 processor

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Asus Fonepad 8 FE380CG (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 8.0")
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Asus MeMO Pad 7 (ME572CL) (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 7")
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Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572C ( , 7.0")
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Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 7.0")
» Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Atom

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   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 Z3570
   2 GHz / 2 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 E3826
   1.46 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 E3825
   1.33 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom E3805
   1.33 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 E3815
   1.46 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 Core i3 330UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Pentium Dual Core T2060
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Pentium 967
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 867
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3560
   1.83 GHz / 2 MB
+ AMD E-Series E2-3000
   1.65 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Pentium U5600
   1.33 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Pentium 957
   1.2 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa
   1.6 GHz / 512 + 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3480
   2.13 GHz / 1024 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-08-12)