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Intel Atom x7-Z8700

Intel Z8700

The Intel Atom x7-Z8700 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 1.6 - 2.4 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 compared to 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 Z3795, the Atom x7-Z8700 offers about 5 percent more performance and is similar fast as an AMD A6-6210 APU or high-end ARM SoCs, e.g. the Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7420.

Using Windows, the performance is adequate for everyday tasks such as Internet or Office, but not for very 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 16 EUs (Execution Units) and a clock speed of up to 600 MHz, the GPU is about twice as fast as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail) and will handle older and less demandig Windows games (e.g. Counter-Strike: GO) in low settings at decent frame rates. The GPU also supports 4K/H.265 video acceleration.

Compared to ARM SoCs, the HD Graphics offers a performance somewhere between the Qualcomm Adreno 330 / PowerVR G6430 and the Adreno 420 / PowerVR GX6450.

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 x7
CodenameCherry Trail

Series: Atom x7 Cherry Trail

Intel Atom x7-Z8750 compare1.6 - 2.56 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Atom x7-Z8700 « 1.6 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4 cores
Clock Rate1600 - 2400 MHz
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature90 °C
FeaturesIntel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail, 200 - 600 MHz), Wireless Display, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 (25,6 GB/s), 3x USB 3.0, 2x PCIe 2.0
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) (200 - 600 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date03/02/2015
Product Link (external)


Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1003     avg: 1114     median: 1114 (7%)     max: 1225 points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
49.8 s (11%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Atom x7

» Intel Atom x7-Z8750
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.56 GHz
» Intel Atom x7-Z8700
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD Turion II P540
   2x 2.4 GHz
+ AMD Turion II Ultra M600
   2x 2.4 GHz
+ Intel Pentium J2850
   4x 2.4 GHz
+ Intel Pentium N3520
   4x 2.17 GHz - 2.42 GHz
+ Intel Celeron J1900
   4x 2 GHz - 2.42 GHz
» Intel Atom x7-Z8700
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
- AMD A4-9120
   2x 2.2 GHz - 2.5 GHz
- AMD A4-9120C
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
- Intel Core i3-4010Y
   2x 1.3 GHz
- AMD E2-9010
   2x 2 GHz - 2.2 GHz
- AMD E2-7110
   4x 1.8 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-04-22)