Intel Atom Z510 vs Intel Atom Z540

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 Z540

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The Intel Atom Z540 is a power saving netbook / MID single-core processor. Compared to the Atom N270, the Z540 supports Virtualization in hardware and got the Idle States and Demand Based Switching power saving functions. Futhermore, the Z540 is higher clocked but in contrary specified at a lower TDP rating.

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 Z540 is only compareable to a 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. 

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Intel Atom Z560 (compare)2130 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z550 (compare)2000 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z5401830 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom 230 (compare)1600 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z530 (compare)1600 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z520 (compare)1333 MHz1 / 2
» Intel Atom Z5101100 MHz1 / 1
Intel Atom Z500 (compare)800 MHz1 / 1
Intel Atom Z560 (compare)2130 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z550 (compare)2000 MHz1 / 2
» Intel Atom Z5401830 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom 230 (compare)1600 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z530 (compare)1600 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z520 (compare)1333 MHz1 / 2
Intel Atom Z5101100 MHz1 / 1
Intel Atom Z500 (compare)800 MHz1 / 1
1100 MHz1830 MHz
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512 KB512 KB
1 / 11 / 2
2 2
47 47
45 0.75-1.145 0.75-1.1V
26 mm226 mm2
90 °C90 °C
PBGA441PBGA441
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, HHTMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, HHT, VT-x, Idle States, Enhanced Speedstep, Demand Based Switching, Execute Disable Bit
$20 U.S.
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Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
Z540 +
min: 563     avg: 568     median: 568 (6%)     max: 573 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
Z540 +
min: 622     avg: 778     median: 778 (1%)     max: 934 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
Z540 +
3359 seconds (40%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
Z540 +
105.4 seconds (21%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
Z540 +
369 Points (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
Z510 +
147 Seconds (32%)
120%
Z540 +
min: 85     avg: 85.7     median: 85 (18%)     max: 86 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
Z540 +
min: 185     avg: 186.6     median: 186 (8%)     max: 188 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
Z540 +
4192 Seconds (19%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
Z540 +
min: 4600     avg: 4650     median: 4650 (2%)     max: 4700 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
Z540 +
min: 3936     avg: 3968     median: 3968 (3%)     max: 4000 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
100%
Z540 +
1547 Points (10%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
Z540 +
min: 1     avg: 2.3     median: 2 (29%)     max: 2 points

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom Z510 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom Z540 → 102%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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