Intel Atom Z530
The Intel Atom Z530 is a power saving netbook / MID single-core processor. Compared to the Atom N270, the Z530 supports Virtualization in hardware and got the Idle States and Demand Based Switching functions.
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 Z530 is only compareable to a 1.2 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.
|Clock Rate||1600 MHz|
|Front Side Bus||533 MHz|
|Level 2 Cache||512 KB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||1 / 2|
|Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||2 Watt|
|Transistor Count||47 Million|
|Manufacturing Technology||45 nm|
|Die Size||26 mm2|
|Max. Temperature||90 °C|
|Features||MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, Hyperthreading, Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Idle States, Enhanced Speedstep, Demand Based Switching, Ex Bit|
|64 Bit||no 64 Bit support|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Atom Z530|