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Intel Atom Z520

The Intel Atom Z520 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.

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 Z520 is only compareable to a 800-900 MHz 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. 

SeriesIntel Atom
CodenameSilverthorne

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 compare1.6 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z530 compare1.6 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z520 « 1.33 GHz1 / 2 cores
Intel Atom Z510 compare1.1 GHz1 / 1 cores
Intel Atom Z500 compare0.8 GHz1 / 1 cores
Clock Rate1333 MHz
Front Side Bus533
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Number of Cores / Threads1 / 2
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)2 Watt
Transistor Count47 Million
Features45 nm, 0.75-1.1V
Die Size26 mm2
Max. Temperature90 °C
SocketPBGA441
FeaturesMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, HHT
Architecturex86
Announcement Date03/01/2008
Product Link (external)Intel Atom Z520

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2.7 Points (39%)
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Reviews for the Intel Atom Z520 processor

 

Review Asus Eee PC T91 MT Tablet

Has Asus turned the corner in tablet design? While other companies offer larger, higher performance tablets at a premium price, Asus has remained focused on net...
Intel Atom Z520 | Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 | 8.90" | 970 g
 

Review of Asus R50A UMPC

Always at hand. With the Asus R50A the Microsoft Origami project sends its greetings. Origami Experience 2.0 is a software package that is specifically designed...
Intel Atom Z520 | Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 | 5.60" | 520 g
 

Review Asus Eee PC 1101HA Netbook

The Eee PC netbook has grown! 'Netbook inventor' Asus presents its latest achievement in the Eee PC 1101HA. Although Asus is constantly expanding and adapting i...
Intel Atom Z520 | Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 | 11.60" | 1.4 kg
 

Review Acer Aspire One 751 Mini-Notebook

Wide, light, and enduring…Acer brings into play a format so far untypical of netbooks with the 11.6" Aspire One 751 and calls it a "Widescreen Netbook". Image a...
Intel Atom Z520 | Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 | 11.60" | 1.4 kg
 

Review Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z Mini-Notebook

Pocket Size. An ultra-compact and light notebook as a permanent chaperone, perpetual access to internet, never again computer-free time? Sony also makes their c...
Intel Atom Z520 | Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500 | 8.00" | 610 g

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/R: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.00", 0.6 kg
  Review » Review Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/R Mini-Notebook

Yukyung Viliv N5: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 4.80", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Yukyung Viliv N5

Dell Inspiron Mini 10s: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 10.10", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron Mini 10s

Asus Eee PC 1201HA: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 12.10", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1201HA

Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q : Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.00", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q

Yukyung Viliv S7: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 7.00", 1 kg
  External Review » Yukyung Viliv S7

Benq Joybook Lite U121 Eco: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 11.60", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Benq Joybook Lite U121 Eco

Asus Eee PC 1101HA: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 11.60", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1101HA

Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.00", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/Q: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.00", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/Q

Sony Vaio VGN-P588E: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.00", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P588E

Sony Vaio VGN-P19WN/Q: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.00", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P19WN/Q

Asus Eee PC T91 MT: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.90", 1 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC T91

Acer Aspire One 751: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 11.60", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire One 751

Asus S121: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 12.10", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Asus S121

Sony Vaio VGN-P530H/R: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.00", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P530H/R

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.00", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/G: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.00", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/G

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/R: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.00", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-P

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 5.60", 1 kg
  External Review » Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1

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   1x 1.5 GHz
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