Intel Atom Z510 vs Intel Atom Z520 vs Intel Atom 230

Intel Atom Z510

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The Intel Atom Z510 is a single core CPU for small MIDs, netbooks, internet devices. The performance is very low and therefore only some applications with low CPU demand may run fluently (e.g., email, simple word processing). The Z510 does not support HyperThreading and 64 Bit instructions.

Intel Atom Z520

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The Intel Atom Z520 is a power saving netbook / MID single-core processor. Compared to the Atom N-series, the Z-series supports Virtualization in hardware and got the Idle States and Demand Based Switching functions.

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 Z520 is only compareable to a 800-900 MHz 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. 

Intel Atom 230

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The Intel Atom 230 is a small and cheap CPU for small desktops (Nettops). It is similar to the Atom N270, but lacks Speedstep and features a higher TDP.

Due to the "in-order" Architecture of the Atom series, the 230 is slower than similar clocked Core 2 Duo processors and only suited for low demanding tasks. The Atom 230 support Hyperthreading.

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Intel Atom Z5602130 MHz1 / 2
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Intel Atom Z5401830 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom 2301600 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z5301600 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z5201333 MHz1 / 2
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Intel Atom Z5602130 MHz1 / 2
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Intel Atom Z5401830 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom 2301600 MHz1 / 2
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Intel Atom Z5101100 MHz1 / 1
Intel Atom Z500800 MHz1 / 1
Intel Atom Z5602130 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z5502000 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z5401830 MHz1 / 2
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Intel Atom Z5301600 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z5201333 MHz1 / 2
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Intel Atom Z500800 MHz1 / 1
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45 0.75-1.145 0.75-1.1V45 0.9-1.162V
26 mm226 mm226 mm2
90 °C90 °C85.2 °C
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MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, HHTMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, HHTMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, HHT
$20 U.S.
Intel Atom Z510Intel Atom Z520Intel Atom 230

Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
Z520 +
min: 424     avg: 443     median: 449 (5%)     max: 454 Points
124%
230 +
557 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
Z520 +
min: 635     avg: 706     median: 689.5 (1%)     max: 869 Points
123%
230 +
851 Points (1%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
Z520 +
min: 4528.41     avg: 4595     median: 4594.7 (54%)     max: 4660.92 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
Z520 +
min: 141     avg: 146     median: 146.3 (29%)     max: 150.184 seconds
wPrime 1.55 - 1024m *
100%
230 +
5606 seconds (22%)
wPrime 1.55 - 32m *
100%
230 +
173 seconds (91%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
Z520 +
391 Points (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
Z510 +
147 Seconds (32%)
110%
Z520 +
min: 113     avg: 122     median: 115 (25%)     max: 137 Seconds
117%
230 +
93 Seconds (20%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
Z520 +
min: 251     avg: 258     median: 258 (11%)     max: 265 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
Z520 +
min: 5602     avg: 6153     median: 6153 (27%)     max: 6704 Seconds
116%
230 +
3616 Seconds (16%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
Z520 +
min: 3125     avg: 3279     median: 3353 (2%)     max: 3360 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
Z520 +
min: 2608     avg: 2738     median: 2797 (2%)     max: 2808 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
100%
Z520 +
min: 692     avg: 949     median: 1002 (6%)     max: 1099 Points
171%
230 +
1718 Points (11%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - CPU
100%
Z520 +
2.7 Points (39%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
2.1 points (27%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom Z510 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom Z520 → 101%

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom 230 → 122%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)