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Intel Atom x5-Z8300

Intel Z8300

The Intel Atom x5-Z8300 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for Windows and Android devices (tablets and convertibles), which has been presented in March 2015. It is clocked at 1.44 - 1.84 GHz 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).

Architecture

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.

Performance

Compared to the Atom x5-Z8500, the Atom x5-Z8300 is clocked slightly lower and therefore about 10 percent slower. However, the x5 still beats many ARM-based SoCs and offers a performance similar to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

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

Graphics

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 an SDP of 2 watts, which indicates a TDP of less than 4 watts. Thus, the chip can be used in passively cooled tablets.

SeriesIntel Atom x5
CodenameCherry Trail
Series: Atom x5 Cherry Trail
Intel Atom x5-Z8550 (compare)1440 - 2400 MHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 (compare)1440 - 2240 MHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 (compare)1440 - 1920 MHz4 / 4
» Intel Atom x5-Z83001440 - 1840 MHz4 / 4
Clock Rate1440 - 1840 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
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) (200 - 500 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date03/02/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Atom x5 Z8300

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 85     avg: 93.5     median: 94 (4%)     max: 99 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 26     avg: 27.8     median: 27 (14%)     max: 31 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 855     avg: 920.1     median: 942 (12%)     max: 951 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 2135     avg: 2831.1     median: 2934 (6%)     max: 2975 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 6.9     avg: 7     median: 7 (4%)     max: 7.05 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 35     avg: 35.7     median: 35.7 (15%)     max: 36.4 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.086     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (5%)     max: 0.0869 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.578     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (5%)     max: 0.618 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1372     avg: 1593.7     median: 1691 (13%)     max: 1718 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 45.3     avg: 47.1     median: 47.1 (10%)     max: 48.92 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 99.4     avg: 102     median: 102 (4%)     max: 104.517 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 2129     avg: 2190.8     median: 2190.8 (10%)     max: 2252.64 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 941     avg: 1135     median: 1123.5 (7%)     max: 1392 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 9720     avg: 11107.5     median: 11107.5 (7%)     max: 12495 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 12054     avg: 13586     median: 13575.5 (20%)     max: 15139 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 900     avg: 1160.5     median: 988 (2%)     max: 1766 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 1276     avg: 1355     median: 1355 (6%)     max: 1434 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1086     avg: 1154     median: 1154 (37%)     max: 1222 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 2187     avg: 2256     median: 2256 (18%)     max: 2325 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 1915     avg: 1951     median: 1951 (18%)     max: 1987 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2618     avg: 2625.5     median: 2625.5 (8%)     max: 2633 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 2610     avg: 2646.5     median: 2646.5 (8%)     max: 2683 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 2431     avg: 2460.5     median: 2460.5 (9%)     max: 2490 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2157     avg: 2197.8     median: 2186.5 (7%)     max: 2261 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 743     avg: 752.5     median: 750 (16%)     max: 767 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
5668 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1971     avg: 2186.3     median: 2288 (8%)     max: 2300 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 867     avg: 901     median: 906 (16%)     max: 930 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 5088.7     avg: 5550     median: 5707.1 (10%)     max: 5894.7 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 491.8     avg: 506     median: 505.1 (13%)     max: 522 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 6177     avg: 6373.8     median: 6373.5 (13%)     max: 6531 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score
min: 57914     avg: 61777.5     median: 61777.5 (27%)     max: 65641 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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