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Intel Atom x5-Z8350

Intel Z8350

The Intel Atom x5-Z8350 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 1.44 - 1.92 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-Z8350 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. Compared to the older x5-Z8300, the Z8350 offers 80 MHz higher boost clock and therefore a similar performance. See our X5-Z8300 site for detailed benchmarks.

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-Z83501440 - 1920 MHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 (compare)1440 - 1840 MHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-E8000 (compare)1040 - 2000 MHz4 / 4
Clock Rate1440 - 1920 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 Date02/08/2016
Product Link (external)Intel Atom x5 Z8350

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 81     avg: 95.4     median: 97 (2%)     max: 101 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 25     avg: 28.3     median: 28 (13%)     max: 31 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 817     avg: 901     median: 902 (10%)     max: 999 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 2575     avg: 2939.2     median: 2978 (5%)     max: 3130 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 987     avg: 1266.7     median: 1313 (7%)     max: 1418 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 8436     avg: 12569.7     median: 14078 (16%)     max: 15195 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 929     avg: 1036.3     median: 1071 (3%)     max: 1109 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2130     avg: 2246.8     median: 2289 (3%)     max: 2332 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 709     avg: 754.6     median: 760 (16%)     max: 796 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 5300     avg: 5410.7     median: 5326 (2%)     max: 5606 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1980     avg: 2227     median: 2264 (8%)     max: 2399 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 836     avg: 887.8     median: 890 (15%)     max: 934 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 880     avg: 903     median: 903 (14%)     max: 926 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2296     avg: 2393     median: 2393 (4%)     max: 2490 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 5047     avg: 5907.7     median: 5630 (9%)     max: 7229 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 4722     avg: 6393.2     median: 6494 (12%)     max: 7265 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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