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Intel Atom 230 vs Intel Atom Z530

Intel Atom 230

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The Intel Atom 230 is a small and cheap CPU for small desktops (Nettops). It is similar to the Atom N270, but lacks Speedstep and features a higher TDP.

Due to the "in-order" Architecture of the Atom series, the 230 is slower than similar clocked Core 2 Duo processors and only suited for low demanding tasks. The Atom 230 support Hyperthreading.

Intel Atom Z530

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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. 

ModelIntel Atom 230Intel Atom Z530
SeriesIntel AtomIntel Atom
CodenameSilverthorneSilverthorne
Series: Atom Silverthorne
Intel Atom Z560 compare2.13 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z550 compare2 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z540 compare1.83 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom 230 « 1.6 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z5301.6 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z520 compare1.33 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z510 compare1.1 GHz1 / 1 cores
Intel Atom Z500 compare0.8 GHz1 / 1 cores
Intel Atom Z560 compare2.13 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z550 compare2 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z540 compare1.83 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom 2301.6 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z530 « 1.6 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z520 compare1.33 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z510 compare1.1 GHz1 / 1 cores
Intel Atom Z500 compare0.8 GHz1 / 1 cores
Clock1600 MHz1600 MHz
FSB533533
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
Cores / Threads1 / 21 / 2
TDP4 Watt2 Watt
Transistors47 Million47 Million
45 nm, 0.9-1.162V45 nm, 0.75-1.1V
Die Size26 mm226 mm2
max. Temp.85.2 °C90 °C
SocketPBGA437PBGA441
FeaturesMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, HHTMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, Hyperthreading, Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Idle States, Enhanced Speedstep, Demand Based Switching, Ex Bit
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Atom 230Intel Atom Z530

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
230 +
557 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
230 +
851 Points (1%)
min: 805     avg: 817     median: 817.5 (1%)     max: 827 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 Z530 +
min: 3887     avg: 3995     median: 3928 (46%)     max: 4170 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 Z530 +
min: 121.8     avg: 125.9     median: 123 (25%)     max: 133 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
100%
1 230 +
5606 s (22%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
100%
1 230 +
173 s (91%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 Z530 +
min: 440     avg: 458.5     median: 458.5 (1%)     max: 477 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
230 +
93 s (20%)
min: 93     avg: 99.3     median: 98 (21%)     max: 108 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 Z530 +
min: 209     avg: 217.7     median: 218 (9%)     max: 226 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
230 +
3616 s (16%)
min: 4671     avg: 4751     median: 4777 (21%)     max: 4804 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 Z530 +
min: 3953     avg: 3994     median: 3994 (2%)     max: 4035 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 Z530 +
min: 3302     avg: 3334     median: 3334 (3%)     max: 3366 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
100%
230 +
1718 Points (11%)
min: 820     avg: 1019     median: 1018.5 (6%)     max: 1217 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 Z530 +
2.2 Points (28%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom 230 → 100% n=5

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom Z530 → 89% n=5

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