Intel Atom N550 vs Intel Atom N470

Intel Atom N550

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The Intel Atom N550 is a dual core Atom CPU for small netbooks and offers relative slow performance but also features a low power consumption. Because of the "in order" execution, the Atom series CPUs are slower than Core / Celeron CPUs at the same clock rate. The N550 is produced in 45nm and supports DDR3 main memory. It contains the GMA3150 graphics card on the same chip.

Intel Atom N470

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The Intel Atom N470 is a small and cheap entry level CPU for Netbooks and small laptops. In the package is an integrated memory controller for DDR2 main memory and the GMA 3150 graphics card. Compared to the N450, the N470 is higher clocked and is specified for 6.5 Watt TDP instead of 5.5 Watt of the N450.

The performance of the whole system (Atom N470 and integrated GMA 3150) is only sufficient for basic tasks like surfing the web, or office working. HD video, video cutting, advanced photo editing and of course gaming may overstrain the GPU and CPU. Compared to the previous Atom generation, the performance gain is said to be only marginally above a similar clocked Atom Z / GMA 950. Compared to the N450, the CPU performance is about 5-10% better on average.

An advantage of the interation, is the small overall power consumption of the CPU, GPU and memory controller (only 6.5 Watt TDP). Therefore, the chip is ideally used in small Netbooks, MIDs, and thin laptops.

 

 

 

 

 

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Intel Atom N570 compare1660 MHz2 / 4
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Intel Atom N475 compare1860 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom N4701860 MHz1 / 2
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Intel Atom N5501500 MHz2 / 4
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8.5 6.5
176 123
45 45
87 mm266 mm2
437FCBGA559
Integrated DDR3 Memory Controller, MMX, SSE (1,2,3,3S), EM64T, Enhanced Speedstep, HyperThreading, Execute Disable Bitintegrated DDR2 memory controller, integrated GMA 3150 GPU, Hyper-Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, Intel 64, Execute Disable Bit
$86 U.S.$75 U.S.
Intel Atom N550Intel Atom N470
100 °C

Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
N550 +
min: 481     avg: 512     median: 516.5 (5%)     max: 532
116%
N470 +
min: 570     avg: 593     median: 600 (6%)     max: 610
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
N550 +
min: 1320     avg: 1415     median: 1435 (2%)     max: 1504
min: 640     avg: 838     median: 930 (2%)     max: 943
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
N550 +
min: 1995     avg: 2076     median: 2046.9 (24%)     max: 2318 s
min: 3366     avg: 3404     median: 3403.5 (40%)     max: 3441 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
N550 +
min: 63     avg: 67     median: 66.8 (13%)     max: 71 s
min: 105.4     avg: 107     median: 106.7 (21%)     max: 108 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
N550 +
min: 629     avg: 742     median: 742 (5%)     max: 814 Points
min: 535     avg: 538     median: 537.5 (4%)     max: 540 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
N550 +
min: 95     avg: 98.3     median: 98 (21%)     max: 102 s
104%
N470 +
min: 84     avg: 95     median: 84.9 (18%)     max: 116 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
N550 +
min: 211     avg: 219     median: 218 (9%)     max: 238 s
101%
N470 +
min: 191     avg: 203     median: 193.6 (8%)     max: 225 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
N550 +
min: 1259     avg: 4170     median: 4793 (21%)     max: 4900 s
100%
N470 +
min: 4110     avg: 4739     median: 4739 (21%)     max: 5368 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
N550 +
min: 7534     avg: 7612     median: 7558.5 (4%)     max: 7764 MIPS
min: 4500     avg: 4560     median: 4559.5 (2%)     max: 4619 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
N550 +
min: 6296     avg: 6354     median: 6306.5 (5%)     max: 6487 MFLOPS
min: 3850     avg: 3854     median: 3853.5 (3%)     max: 3857 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
100%
N550 +
min: 1429     avg: 1784     median: 1783 (11%)     max: 2030 Points
1479 Points (9%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
N550 +
min: 2.1     avg: 3     median: 3.1 (40%)     max: 3.2 Points
min: 2.6     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (34%)     max: 2.7 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom N550 → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom N470 → 85% n=12

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