Intel Atom N280 vs Intel Atom 330 vs Intel Atom N270

Intel Atom N280

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The Intel Atom N280 is a typical netbook single core CPU which is clocked at 1.66 GHz. 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.

The performance of the N280 is only compareable to a 1.2-1.3 GHz clocked Celeron M and therfore only sufficient for non demanding applications like Office or web surfing. HD videos, advanced photo editing, video cutting may not run fluently. Compared to the N270, the N280 only offers a minimal higher clock speed and a faster FSB. The performance increase should not really be noticeable.

Due to the modern 45nm process (in 2009) and the small size, the power consumption is very low (2.5 Watt TDP). Therfore, the CPU does not need a good cooling system and can be used in very small designs (like Netbooks). 

Package: 437-Ball-µFCBGA, 22 mm × 22 mm

Intel Atom 330

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The Intel Atom 330 is a dual core CPU for Nettops (small desktop computer). Therfore, it features nearly no power saving features (compared to the netbook single core Atom CPUs). Only the C1 state is supported by the Atom 330 (no Enhanced Speedstep, C2, C4, Enhanced Stop Grand, Enhanced Deeper Sleep State like in the N270 for example).

The performance of the Atom 330 is measureable better than a single core Atom N270, but still not near the slowest Celeron Dual Core CPUs. Therefore, the 330 is only suited for non demanding tasks like web surfing, or office. In conjunction with the Nvidia ION Chipset (9400M graphics), the Atom 330 powered system can be used for non demanding 3D games in low settings and watching HD videos (with the right software).

The successor of the Atom 330 is the Atom D510 with an integrated memory controller and an integrated GMA 3150 graphics card (again only intended for Nettops).

Intel Atom N270

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The Intel Atom N270 is a typical netbook single core CPU which is clocked at 1.6 GHz. 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.

The performance of the N270 is only compareable to a 1.2 GHz clocked Celeron M and therfore only sufficient for non demanding applications like Office or web surfing. HD videos, advanced photo editing, video cutting may not run fluently. 

Due to the modern 45nm process (in 2009) and the small size, the power consumption is very low (2.5 Watt TDP). Therfore, the CPU does not need a good cooling system and can be used in very small designs (like Netbooks). 

Package: 437-Ball-µFCBGA, 22 mm × 22 mm

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Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
N280 +
min: 541     avg: 564.4     median: 567 (6%)     max: 585 Points
96%
330 +
min: 535     avg: 540.7     median: 542 (6%)     max: 545 Points
min: 483     avg: 537.6     median: 541 (6%)     max: 577 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
N280 +
min: 835     avg: 868.4     median: 877 (1%)     max: 892 Points
174%
330 +
min: 1516     avg: 1527.7     median: 1530 (2%)     max: 1537 Points
min: 482     avg: 818.4     median: 830 (1%)     max: 888 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
N280 +
3634.9 seconds (43%)
98%
330 +
min: 2008     avg: 3735.2     median: 3735 (44%)     max: 5462 seconds
min: 3673     avg: 4704.7     median: 4741 (56%)     max: 5662 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
N280 +
min: 114     avg: 115     median: 115 (23%)     max: 116 seconds
100%
330 +
min: 62     avg: 116.5     median: 116 (23%)     max: 170 seconds
min: 116     avg: 143.2     median: 126 (25%)     max: 177 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
N280 +
min: 487     avg: 500     median: 500 (3%)     max: 513 Points
165%
330 +
min: 820     avg: 824.5     median: 824 (6%)     max: 829 Points
min: 461     avg: 475.8     median: 478 (3%)     max: 486 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - 1366x768
100%
N280 +
507 Points (100%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 1280x800
100%
N270 +
483 Points (17%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - Standard 1024x768
100%
N270 +
min: 472     avg: 482.3     median: 483 (24%)     max: 492 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
N280 +
min: 87     avg: 88.3     median: 89 (19%)     max: 89 Seconds
98%
330 +
min: 92     avg: 97.5     median: 97 (21%)     max: 103 Seconds
min: 92     avg: 93.4     median: 93 (20%)     max: 95 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
N280 +
min: 192     avg: 194     median: 194 (8%)     max: 196 Seconds
99%
330 +
209 Seconds (9%)
min: 202     avg: 210.7     median: 211 (9%)     max: 216 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
N280 +
min: 4292     avg: 4302     median: 4301 (19%)     max: 4313 Seconds
99%
330 +
min: 4522     avg: 4574.5     median: 4574 (20%)     max: 4627 Seconds
min: 4249     avg: 5121.3     median: 4482 (20%)     max: 7034 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
N280 +
min: 4128     avg: 4154.7     median: 4156 (2%)     max: 4180 MIPS
193%
330 +
8030 MIPS (4%)
min: 3850     avg: 3977.4     median: 4000 (2%)     max: 4028 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
N280 +
min: 3426     avg: 3458.3     median: 3455 (3%)     max: 3494 MFLOPS
195%
330 +
6720 MFLOPS (5%)
min: 3280     avg: 3330.3     median: 3338 (3%)     max: 3371 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
100%
N280 +
min: 1282     avg: 1540.7     median: 1501 (9%)     max: 1864 Points
min: 1175     avg: 1509.1     median: 1490 (9%)     max: 1859 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
330 +
3.3 points (47%)
2.3 points (33%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom N280 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom 330 → 129%

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom N270 → 94%

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