Intel Atom Z560 vs Intel Atom Z520 vs Intel Atom 230
Intel Atom Z560► remove from comparison
The Intel Atom Z560 is a relatively high clocked Atom processor of the power efficient Z-series. It is specified at a much lower TDP than the similar N-series and offers hardware virtualization (VT-x). Due to the in-order execution, the performance per clock-rate is not as good as Celeron or Core 2 Duo processors. The missing Intel 64 Instructions wont allow a user to install a 64 Bit operating system on the Z550.
Intel Atom Z520► remove from comparison
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► remove from comparison
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.
|Model||Intel Atom Z560||Intel Atom Z520||Intel Atom 230|
|Series||Intel Atom||Intel Atom||Intel Atom|
|Series: Atom Silverthorne|
|Clock||2130 MHz||1333 MHz||1600 MHz|
|L2 Cache||512 KB||512 KB||512 KB|
|Cores / Threads||1 / 2||1 / 2||1 / 2|
|TDP||2.5 Watt||2 Watt||4 Watt|
|Transistors||47 Million||47 Million||47 Million|
|45 nm0.75-1.1V||45 nm0.75-1.1V||45 nm0.9-1.162V|
|Die Size||26 mm2||26 mm2||26 mm2|
|max. Temp.||90 °C||90 °C||85.2 °C|
|Features||MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, HHT, Hyperthreading||MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, HHT||MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, HHT|
|Manufacturer||Intel Atom Z560||Intel Atom Z520||Intel Atom 230|