Intel Atom Z3530 vs Intel Atom Z3560 vs Intel Atom Z3580

Intel Atom Z3530

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The Intel Atom Z3530 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for (mainly) Android tablets and smartphones. It is clocked at up to 1.33 GHz (Burst) and part of the Moorefield platform. Thanks to the specially optimized 22 nanometer low-power process (P1271) with tri-gate transistors, performance and energy efficiency have been significantly improved compared to its predecessor. Besides the CPU cores, the SoC integrates a PowerVR G6430 GPU as well as a Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 memory controller (max. 4 GB, 12.8 GB/s).

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the new Silvermont architecture, which is an out-of-order design for the first time. The increased utilization of the pipeline and many other improvements (optimized branch prediction, increased buffers, enhanced decoders) have increased the performance per clock by about 50 percent. At the same time, however, the Hyper-Threading feature of the previous Intel Atom generation has been removed. Other major changes are the support for new instruction set extensions such as SSE 4.1 and 4.2 as well as AES-NI (depending on the model).

Performance

Compared to other smartphone and tablet SoCs, the Z3530 offers a relatively high performance per clock. In some cases, the chip should even beat significantly higher clocked chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. Consequently, the Z3530 can be classified into the upper mid-range of mobile SoCs (as of mid-2014).

Graphics

The integrated GPU has not been developed by Intel itself, but licensed from Imagination Technologies. The PowerVR G6430 can also be found in Apple's A7, but here it is clocked somewhat higher at 457 MHz. Compared to other mobile graphics solutions, the G6430 performs similar to or better than the Snapdragon 800/Adreno 330 or the ARM Mali-T628 MP6. Therefore, even the most demanding Android games of 2014 will run fluently in high resolutions.

Power Consumption

According to its performance and specifications, the chip should have a medium power consumption. Intel claims, the SoC is suitable for tablets as well as smartphones.

Intel Atom Z3560

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The Intel Atom Z3560 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for (mainly) Android tablets and smartphones. It is clocked at up to 1.83 GHz (Burst) and part of the Moorefield platform. Thanks to the specially optimized 22 nanometer low-power process (P1271) with tri-gate transistors, performance and energy efficiency have been significantly improved compared to its predecessor. Besides the CPU cores, the SoC integrates a PowerVR G6430 GPU as well as a Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 memory controller (max. 4 GB, 12.8 GB/s).

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the new Silvermont architecture, which is an out-of-order design for the first time. The increased utilization of the pipeline and many other improvements (optimized branch prediction, increased buffers, enhanced decoders) have increased the performance per clock by about 50 percent. At the same time, however, the Hyper-Threading feature of the previous Intel Atom generation has been removed. Other major changes are the support for new instruction set extensions such as SSE 4.1 and 4.2 as well as AES-NI (depending on the model).

Performance

Compared to other smartphone and tablet SoCs, the Z3560 offers a relatively high performance per clock. In some cases, the chip can even compete with significantly higher clocked chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. However, the average performance is a bit lower. Consequently, the Z3560 can be classified into the upper mid-range category of mobile SoCs (as of mid-2014).

Graphics

The integrated GPU has not been developed by Intel itself, but licensed from Imagination Technologies. The PowerVR G6430 can also be found in Apple's A7, but here it is clocked somewhat higher at 457 - 533 MHz. Compared to other mobile graphics solutions, the G6430 performs similar to or better than the Snapdragon 800/Adreno 330 or the ARM Mali-T628 MP6. However, the G6430 won't match the Adreno 420 and Tegra K1 GPU. Nevertheless, even the most demanding Android games of 2014 will run fluently in high resolutions.

Power Consumption

According to its performance and specifications, the chip should have a medium power consumption. Intel claims, the SoC is suitable for tablets as well as smartphones.

Intel Atom Z3580

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The Intel Atom Z3580 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for (mainly) Android tablets and smartphones. It is clocked at up to 2.33 GHz (Burst) and part of the Moorefield platform. Thanks to the specially optimized 22 nanometer low-power process (P1271) with tri-gate transistors, performance and energy efficiency have been significantly improved compared to its predecessor. Besides the CPU cores, the SoC integrates a PowerVR G6430 GPU as well as a Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 memory controller (max. 4 GB, 12.8 GB/s).

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the new Silvermont architecture, which is an out-of-order design for the first time. The increased utilization of the pipeline and many other improvements (optimized branch prediction, increased buffers, enhanced decoders) have increased the performance per clock by about 50 percent. At the same time, however, the Hyper-Threading feature of the previous Intel Atom generation has been removed. Other major changes are the support for new instruction set extensions such as SSE 4.1 and 4.2 as well as AES-NI (depending on the model).

Performance

Compared to other smartphone and tablet SoCs, the Z3580 offers a relatively high performance per clock as well as a powerful burst up to 2.33 GHz (presumably for short periods only). Overall, the CPU is similar fast as the Nvidia Tegra K1 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and can be classified into the high-end category of mobile SoCs (as of mid-2014).

Graphics

The integrated GPU has not been developed by Intel itself, but licensed from Imagination Technologies. The PowerVR G6430 can also be found in Apple's A7, but here it is clocked somewhat higher at 457 - 533 MHz. Compared to other mobile graphics solutions, the G6430 performs similar to or better than the Snapdragon 800/Adreno 330 or the ARM Mali-T628 MP6. However, the G6430 won't match the Adreno 420 and Tegra K1 GPU. Nevertheless, even the most demanding Android games of 2014 will run fluently in high resolutions.

Power Consumption

According to its performance and specifications, the chip should have a medium-high power consumption. Intel claims, the SoC is suitable for tablets as well as smartphones.

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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
7530 Points (9%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 12256     avg: 15789.6     median: 16550 (19%)     max: 17578 Points
min: 9031     avg: 17080.7     median: 21096 (24%)     max: 21115 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1696     avg: 2124     median: 2221 (3%)     max: 2358 Points
min: 2885     avg: 2909.3     median: 2898 (4%)     max: 2945 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 586     avg: 713.8     median: 748 (15%)     max: 772 Points
min: 915     avg: 927.7     median: 931 (19%)     max: 937 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2373 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
757 Points (15%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 399     avg: 536.2     median: 545 (18%)     max: 664 MFLOPS
min: 415     avg: 605.4     median: 605 (20%)     max: 795 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 151     avg: 236.7     median: 279 (27%)     max: 280 MFLOPS
min: 171     avg: 257.6     median: 257 (25%)     max: 343 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 5830     avg: 6427.9     median: 5906 (10%)     max: 8536 ms
min: 4910     avg: 5415.6     median: 5334 (9%)     max: 6002 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 618     avg: 745.2     median: 661 (7%)     max: 990 ms
min: 603     avg: 772     median: 782 (9%)     max: 930 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 839     avg: 921.7     median: 921 (9%)     max: 1003 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 4167     avg: 5185     median: 5055 (10%)     max: 6507 Points
min: 6379     avg: 7398.3     median: 7385 (14%)     max: 8431 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 987     avg: 1149.5     median: 1177 (32%)     max: 1257 Points
1305 Points (35%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 1124     avg: 1306.8     median: 1325 (30%)     max: 1452 Points
1723 Points (38%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 2588     avg: 3084.3     median: 3005 (40%)     max: 3660 Points
3011 Points (40%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 12523     avg: 15340.5     median: 15340 (36%)     max: 18158 points
23498 points (54%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
min: 26929     avg: 30293.5     median: 30293 (70%)     max: 33658
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
min: 33537     avg: 40245.8     median: 41332 (42%)     max: 44781 Points
min: 45156     avg: 46617.7     median: 46105 (47%)     max: 48592 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
63188 Points (22%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 669     avg: 883.7     median: 886 (27%)     max: 1096 Iter./s
1129 Iter./s (35%)
AndEBench - Native
min: 6412     avg: 11762     median: 12273 (40%)     max: 16601 Iter./s
21901 Iter./s (72%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 19571     avg: 24607.8     median: 25408 (3%)     max: 28043 Points
34837 Points (5%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
5083 Points (26%)
6419 Points (33%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom Z3560 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom Z3580 → 123%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)