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Front view of Intel Atom D2550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Atom D2550

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Much lower typical power consumption 8.13W vs 52.81W 6.5x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 6.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 6.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A6 3450

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AMD A6 3450

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Features Key features of the Atom D2550  vs A6 3450 

L2 cache

Atom D2550
1 MB
A6 3450
4 MB

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom D2550  vs
A6 3450 
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

details

Atom D2550  vs
A6 3450 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

TDP 10W 65W
Annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 8.13W 52.81W
Intel Atom D2550
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