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Intel Atom 230 vs Intel Atom Z550

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 Z550

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The Intel Atom Z550 is a power saving netbook / MID single-core processor. Compared to the Atom N-series, the Z-series supports Virtualization in hardware and got the Idle States and Demand Based Switching functions. Therefore, the Z-Series also has a lower TDP rating.

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.

ModelIntel Atom 230Intel Atom Z550
SeriesIntel AtomIntel Atom
CodenameSilverthorneSilverthorne
Series: Atom Silverthorne
Intel Atom Z560 compare2.13 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z5502 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z540 compare1.83 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom 230 « 1.6 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z530 compare1.6 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 « 2 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z540 compare1.83 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom 2301.6 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z530 compare1.6 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 MHz2000 MHz
FSB533533
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
Cores / Threads1 / 21 / 2
TDP4 Watt2.4 Watt
Transistors47 Million47 Million
Technology45 nm, 0.9-1.162V45 nm
Die Size26 mm226 mm2
max. Temp.85.2 °C
SocketPBGA437PBGA441
FeaturesMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, HHTMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, HHT, Hyperthreading
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Atom 230Intel Atom Z550

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
230 +
557 Points (5%)
118%
Z550 +
657 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
230 +
851 Points (1%)
115%
Z550 +
980 Points (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 Z550 +
3625 s (43%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 Z550 +
101.5 s (20%)
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%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
230 +
93 s (20%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 Z550 +
182 s (8%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 230 +
3616 s (16%)
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
100%
230 +
1718 Points (11%)
1506 Points (9%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Prozessor
100%
1 Z550 +
2.7 Points (39%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 Z550 +
2.7 Points (35%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom 230 → 100% n=4

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom Z550 → 106% n=4

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