Intel Atom x5-Z8500 vs Intel Atom x5-E8000

Intel Atom x5-Z8500

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The Intel Atom x5-Z8500 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for Windows and Android devices (tablets and convertibles), which has been presented in March 2015. It is clocked at 1.44 - 2.24 GHz and part of the Cherry Trail platform. Thanks to its new 14 nanometer low-power process (P1273) with tri-gate transistors, energy efficiency has been significantly improved over its predecessor Bay Trail-T (e.g. Atom Z3795). In addition to the CPU cores, the SoC offers a DirectX 11.2-capable GPU as well as a LPDDR3 Memory Controller (2x 64 bit, 25.6 GB/s).

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the Airmont architecture, which is basically a slightly modified shrink of the previous Silvermont core. While performance per clock has not been improved, the more efficient 14 nm process may lead to a better utilization of the CPU Burst (alias Turbo Boost) and therefore a somewhat higher performance in certain situations.

Performance

Compared to the Atom x7-Z8700, the Atom x5-Z8500 is clocked slightly lower and therefore 5 - 10 percent slower. However, the x5 still beats most ARM-based SoCs and offers a performance similar to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810

Using Windows, the chip is adequate for everyday tasks such as Internet or Office, but not for very complex software or modern games.

Graphics

The HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) is based on the Intel Gen8 architecture, which supports DirectX 11.2 and is also found in the Broadwell series (e.g. HD Graphics 5300). With 12 EUs (Execution Units) and a clock speed of up to 600 MHz, the GPU is about twice as fast as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail) and will handle older and less demandig Windows games (e.g. Counter-Strike: GO) in very low settings at decent frame rates. The GPU also supports 4K/H.265 video acceleration.

Compared to ARM SoCs, the HD Graphics offers a performance similar to the Qualcomm Adreno 330 or PowerVR G6430.

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at an SDP of 2 watts, which indicates a TDP of less than 4 watts. Thus, the chip can be used in passively cooled tablets.

Intel Atom x5-E8000

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The Intel Atom x5-E8000 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for Windows and Android devices (tablets and convertibles), which has been presented in February 2016. It is clocked at 1.04 - 2 GHz (single core boost) and part of the Cherry Trail platform. Thanks to its new 14 nanometer low-power process (P1273) with tri-gate transistors, energy efficiency has been significantly improved over its predecessor Bay Trail-T (e.g. Atom Z3795). In addition to the CPU cores, the SoC offers a DirectX 11.2-capable GPU as well as a LPDDR3 Memory Controller (2x 64 bit, 25.6 GB/s).

Architecture

The processor cores are based on the Airmont architecture, which is basically a slightly modified shrink of the previous Silvermont core. While performance per clock has not been improved, the more efficient 14 nm process leads to a better utilization of the CPU Burst (alias Turbo Boost) and a therefore somewhat higher overall performance.

Performance

Compared to the Atom x5-Z8350, the Atom x5-E8000 offers a similar boost clock but a much lower base speed. However, the x5 still beats many ARM-based SoCs and offers a performance similar to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. The newer Celeron N3350 offers a similar multi-core CPU performance in our benchmarks but has a faster graphics card.

Using Windows, the chip is adequate for simple everyday tasks such as light browsing or Office, but not for complex software or modern games.

Graphics

The HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) is based on the Intel Gen8 architecture, which supports DirectX 11.2 and is also found in the Broadwell series (e.g. HD Graphics 5300). With 12 EUs (Execution Units) and a clock speed of up to 500 MHz, the GPU is significantly faster as the HD Graphics (Bay Trail) and can handle at least some older and less demandig Windows games in very low settings. The GPU also supports 4K/H.265 video acceleration.

Compared to ARM SoCs, the HD Graphics offers a performance sligthly below a Qualcomm Adreno 330 or PowerVR G6430.

Power Consumption

The entire SoC is rated at a TDP of 5 Watts and can be used in passively cooled tablets.

Intel Atom x5-Z8500Intel Atom x5-E8000
Intel Atom x5Intel Atom x5
Cherry TrailCherry Trail
Series: Atom x5 Cherry Trail
Intel Atom x5-Z8550 compare1.44 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
» Intel Atom x5-Z85001.44 - 2.24 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 compare1.44 - 1.92 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 compare1.44 - 1.84 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-E80001.04 - 2 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z8550 compare1.44 - 2.4 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z85001.44 - 2.24 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 compare1.44 - 1.92 GHz4 / 4
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 compare1.44 - 1.84 GHz4 / 4
» Intel Atom x5-E80001.04 - 2 GHz4 / 4
1440 - 2240 MHz1040 - 2000 MHz
2 MB2 MB
4 / 44 / 4
14 14
90 °C90 °C
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail, 200 - 600 MHz), Wireless Display, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 (25,6 GB/s), 3x USB 3.0, 2x PCIe 2.0Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail, 200 - 500 MHz), Wireless Display, AES-NI, max. 2 GB Single-Channel DDR3L-RS-1600 (12,8 GB/s), USB 3.0, 1x PCIe 2.0
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) (200 - 600 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) (320 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Intel Atom x5 Z8500Intel Atom x5 E8000
5
$39 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 73     avg: 103     median: 106.5 (2%)     max: 127 Points
94 Points (2%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 35     avg: 35.8     median: 35.5 (13%)     max: 37 Points
27 Points (10%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 1.18     avg: 1.4     median: 1.3 (3%)     max: 1.63 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 0.43     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (14%)     max: 0.44 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 1164     avg: 1166     median: 1166 (10%)     max: 1168
910 (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 2947     avg: 3539     median: 3563 (6%)     max: 4107
3219 (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 Z8500 +
5560 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 Z8500 +
1656 Points (12%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 E8000 +
1168 s (14%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 E8000 +
34.6 s (7%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
100%
1 Z8500 +
2776 s (11%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
100%
1 Z8500 +
86.7 s (46%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 768     avg: 842     median: 872 (6%)     max: 885
588 (4%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
100%
1 E8000 +
4432 MIPS (3%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
100%
1 E8000 +
1286 MIPS (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 6.4025     avg: 7.2     median: 7.2 (3%)     max: 8.03 fps
7.6 fps (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 33.102     avg: 36.6     median: 36.6 (11%)     max: 40.03 fps
36.7 fps (11%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.1 GB/s (4%)
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.2 GB/s (4%)
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
0.6 GB/s (2%)
0.5 GB/s (2%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 E8000 +
7714 Seconds (54%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1693     avg: 1947     median: 1991 (11%)     max: 2158 Points
1704 Points (9%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 38.676     avg: 38.8     median: 38.8 (8%)     max: 39 s
45.9 s (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 85.247     avg: 85.6     median: 85.6 (4%)     max: 86 s
101 s (4%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1839.66     avg: 1856     median: 1856.3 (8%)     max: 1873 s
2249 s (10%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 869     avg: 1258     median: 1353 (6%)     max: 1456 Points
1494 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 8135     avg: 11061     median: 10445 (7%)     max: 14602 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 16673     avg: 18408     median: 18407.5 (19%)     max: 20142 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 909     avg: 1087     median: 1136 (3%)     max: 1217 Points
1122 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 Z8500 +
1727 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 1848     avg: 2455     median: 2454.5 (4%)     max: 3061
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 817     avg: 859     median: 858.5 (18%)     max: 900
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 1975     avg: 2778     median: 3170 (5%)     max: 3190
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 856     avg: 949     median: 990 (20%)     max: 1001
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 E8000 +
934 (14%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 E8000 +
2532 (6%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 E8000 +
957 (13%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 E8000 +
2808 (4%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 4420.4     avg: 4728     median: 4706.2 (8%)     max: 5142.2 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 374.1     avg: 387     median: 387 (4%)     max: 399.8 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 7843     avg: 8027     median: 8033 (13%)     max: 8197 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 70385     avg: 71734     median: 71734 (24%)     max: 73083 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
1 Z8500 +
min: 5152     avg: 5216     median: 5215.5 (26%)     max: 5279 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom x5-Z8500 → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks Intel Atom x5-E8000 → 91% n=16

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