Intel Atom x5-E8000

Intel E8000

The Intel Atom x5-E8000 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for Windows and Android devices (tablets and convertibles), which has been presented in February 2016. It is clocked at 1.04 - 2 GHz (single core boost) and part of the Cherry Trail platform. Thanks to its new 14 nanometer low-power process (P1273) with tri-gate transistors, energy efficiency has been significantly improved over its predecessor Bay Trail-T (e.g. Atom Z3795). In addition to the CPU cores, the SoC offers a DirectX 11.2-capable GPU as well as a LPDDR3 Memory Controller (2x 64 bit, 25.6 GB/s).


The processor cores are based on the Airmont architecture, which is basically a slightly modified shrink of the previous Silvermont core. While performance per clock has not been improved, the more efficient 14 nm process leads to a better utilization of the CPU Burst (alias Turbo Boost) and a therefore somewhat higher overall performance.


Compared to the Atom x5-Z8350, the Atom x5-E8000 offers a similar boost clock but a much lower base speed. However, the x5 still beats many ARM-based SoCs and offers a performance similar to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. The newer Celeron N3350 offers a similar multi-core CPU performance in our benchmarks but has a faster graphics card.

Using Windows, the chip is adequate for simple everyday tasks such as light browsing or Office, but not for complex software or modern games.


The HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) is based on the Intel Gen8 architecture, which supports DirectX 11.2 and is also found in the Broadwell series (e.g. HD Graphics 5300). With 12 EUs (Execution Units) and a clock speed of up to 500 MHz, the GPU is significantly faster as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail) and can handle at least some older and less demandig Windows games in very low settings. The GPU also supports 4K/H.265 video acceleration.

Compared to ARM SoCs, the HD Graphics offers a performance sligthly below a Qualcomm Adreno 330 or PowerVR G6430.

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at a TDP of 5 Watts and can be used in passively cooled tablets.

SeriesIntel Atom x5
CodenameCherry Trail
Series: Atom x5 Cherry Trail
Intel Atom x5-Z8550 compare1.44 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 compare1.44 - 2.24 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 compare1.44 - 1.92 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 compare1.44 - 1.84 GHz4 / 4
» Intel Atom x5-E80001.04 - 2 GHz4 / 4
Clock Rate1040 - 2000 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)5 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature90 °C
FeaturesIntel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail, 200 - 500 MHz), Wireless Display, AES-NI, max. 2 GB Single-Channel DDR3L-RS-1600 (12,8 GB/s), USB 3.0, 1x PCIe 2.0
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) (320 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$39 U.S.
Announcement Date02/08/2016
Product Link (external)Intel Atom x5 E8000


Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
94 Points (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
45.9 s (10%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
2249 s (10%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Atom x5

» Intel Atom x5-Z8550
   4x 1.44 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» Intel Atom x5-Z8500
   4x 1.44 GHz - 2.24 GHz
» Intel Atom x5-Z8350
   4x 1.44 GHz - 1.92 GHz
» Intel Atom x5-Z8300
   4x 1.44 GHz - 1.84 GHz
» Intel Atom x5-E8000
   4x 1.04 GHz - 2 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Celeron J1750
   2x 2.41 GHz
+ Intel Celeron N3060
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.48 GHz
+ AMD Athlon X2 QL-65
   2x 2.1 GHz
+ AMD Athlon X2 QL-64
   2x 2.1 GHz
+ Intel Celeron N2910
   4x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Atom x5-E8000
   4x 1.04 GHz - 2 GHz
- AMD A6-1450
   4x 1 GHz - 1.4 GHz
- AMD Turion X2 RM-72
   2x 2.1 GHz
- AMD A4 Micro-6400T
   4x 1 GHz - 1.6 GHz
- Intel Core Duo T2450
   2x 2 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Duo T5550
   2x 1.83 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-04-25)