Intel Atom Z550
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.
|Series: Atom Silverthorne|
|Clock Rate||2000 MHz|
|Front Side Bus||533|
|Level 2 Cache||512 KB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||1 / 2|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||2.4 Watt|
|Transistor Count||47 Million|
|Manufacturing Technology||45 nm|
|Die Size||26 mm2|
|Features||MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, HHT, Hyperthreading|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Atom Z550|