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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 (compare)2130 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z550 (compare)2000 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z540 (compare)1830 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom 230 (compare)1600 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z530 (compare)1600 MHz1 / 2
» Intel Atom Z5201333 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z510 (compare)1100 MHz1 / 1
Intel Atom Z500 (compare)800 MHz1 / 1
Clock Rate1333 MHz
Front Side Bus533
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Number of Cores / Threads1 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)2 Watt
Transistor Count47 Million
Features45 nm0.75-1.1V
Die Size26 mm2
Max. Temperature90 °C
SocketPBGA441
FeaturesMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, HHT
Announcement Date03/01/2008
Product Link (external)Intel Atom Z520

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 424     avg: 443     median: 449 (6%)     max: 454 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 635     avg: 706.3     median: 689.5 (1%)     max: 869 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 4528.41     avg: 4594.7     median: 4594.7 (54%)     max: 4660.92 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 141     avg: 145.8     median: 146.3 (29%)     max: 150.184 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
391 Points (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 113     avg: 121.7     median: 115 (25%)     max: 137 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 251     avg: 258     median: 258 (11%)     max: 265 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 5602     avg: 6153     median: 6153 (27%)     max: 6704 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 3125     avg: 3279.3     median: 3353 (2%)     max: 3360 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 2608     avg: 2737.7     median: 2797 (2%)     max: 2808 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 692     avg: 948.8     median: 1002 (6%)     max: 1099 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - CPU
2.7 Points (39%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0 points (0%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Atom Z520 processor

Acer Aspire One 751 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 11.6")
» Review Acer Aspire One 751 Mini-Notebook - Review
» Acer Aspire One 751 - External Review

Asus Eee PC 1101HA (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 11.6")
» Review Asus Eee PC 1101HA Netbook - Review
» Asus Eee PC 1101HA - External Review

Asus Eee PC 1201HA (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 12.1")
» Asus Eee PC 1201HA - External Review

Asus Eee PC T91 MT (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8.9")
» Review Asus Eee PC T91 MT Tablet - Review
» Asus Eee PC T91 - External Review

Asus R50A (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 5.6")
» Review of Asus R50A UMPC - Review

Asus S121 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, 12.1")
» Asus S121 - External Review

Benq Joybook Lite U121 Eco (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 11.6")
» Benq Joybook Lite U121 Eco - External Review

Dell Inspiron Mini 10s (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 10.1")
» Dell Inspiron Mini 10s - External Review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 5.6")
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/G (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8")
» Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/G - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/Q (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8")
» Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/Q - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/R (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8")
» Review Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/R Mini-Notebook - Review
» Sony Vaio VGN-P - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8")
» Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8")
» Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-P19WN/Q (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8")
» Sony Vaio VGN-P19WN/Q - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8")
» Review Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z Mini-Notebook - Review
» Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-P530H/R (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8")
» Sony Vaio VGN-P530H/R - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-P588E (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 8")
» Sony Vaio VGN-P588E - External Review

Yukyung Viliv N5 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 4.8")
» Yukyung Viliv N5 - External Review

Yukyung Viliv S7 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, 7")
» Yukyung Viliv S7 - 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
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom Z3530
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Atom D2700
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Atom C3230RK
   1.1 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 / 0.5 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

- Intel Celeron M 373
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB
- Intel Celeron M 523
   0.93 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Pentium M ULV 900
   0.9 GHz / 1 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 Mobile A A110
   0.8 GHz / 512 KB
+ AMD Mobile Sempron 200U
   1 GHz / 256 KB
+ Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 128 KB
+ Motorola PowerPC G4 G4 1.0
   1 GHz / 512 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)