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Intel Atom Z3580

The Intel Atom Z3580 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for (mainly) Android tablets and smartphones. It is clocked at up to 2.33 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 Z3580 offers a relatively high performance per clock as well as a powerful burst up to 2.33 GHz (presumably for short periods only). Overall, the CPU is similar fast as the Nvidia Tegra K1 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and 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 Rate2330 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 Z3580

Benchmarks

Vellamo 3.x - Metal
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minmin: 1305     avg: 1305 (47%)     median: 1305 (47%)     max: 1305 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
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minmin: 1723     avg: 1723 (50%)     median: 1723 (50%)     max: 1723 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
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minmin: 3011     avg: 3011 (48%)     median: 3011 (48%)     max: 3011 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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minmin: 7385     avg: 7385 (19%)     median: 7385 (19%)     max: 7385 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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minmin: 5334.7     avg: 5334.7 (1%)     median: 5334.7 (1%)     max: 5334.7 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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minmin: 2945     avg: 2945 (18%)     median: 2945 (18%)     max: 2945 Points
AndEBench - Java
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minmin: 1129     avg: 1129 (52%)     median: 1129 (52%)     max: 1129 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
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minmin: 21901     avg: 21901 (95%)     median: 21901 (95%)     max: 21901 Iter./s
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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minmin: 21096     avg: 21096 (33%)     median: 21096 (33%)     max: 21096 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
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minmin: 34837     avg: 34837 (20%)     median: 34837 (20%)     max: 34837 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v5 - Total Score
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minmin: 45156     avg: 45156 (63%)     median: 45156 (63%)     max: 45156 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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minmin: 603.5     avg: 603.5 (15%)     median: 603.5 (15%)     max: 603.5 ms
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 -
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minmin: 23498     avg: 23498 (65%)     median: 23498 (65%)     max: 23498 points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
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minmin: 795.3     avg: 795.3 (33%)     median: 795.3 (33%)     max: 795.3 MFLOPS
- 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 0.00011229515075684s +0.228s ... 0.229s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.23s

Reviews for the Intel Atom Z3580 processor

Dell Venue 10-7000 (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 10.5")
» Dell Venue 10-7000 - External Review

Dell Venue 10-7040 (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 10.5")
» Dell Venue 10-7040 - External Review

Dell Venue 8 7000 (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 8.4")
» Dell Venue 8 7000 Tablet Review - Review
» Dell Venue 8 7000 - External Review

Dell Venue 8-7840 (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 8.4")
» Dell Venue 8-7840 - External Review

Nokia N1 (Imagination PowerVR G6430, 7.9")
» Nokia N1 - External Review

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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 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 C3440
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Atom Z3530
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom D2700
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom C3230RK
   1.2 GHz / 0 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 C3130
   1 GHz / 0 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

- Mediatek MT6595 Turbo
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
- Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa
   1.9 GHz / 0 MB
- Apple A8
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
- NVIDIA Tegra K1
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom Z3580
   2.33 GHz / 2 MB
+ Intel Atom Z3736F
   1.33 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3736G
   1.33 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom x5 Z8300
   1.44 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 618
   1.8 GHz / KB
+ AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85
   2.3 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-08-12)