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Intel Atom D2550

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Front view of Intel Atom D2550

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Intel Atom D2550

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 8.13W vs 72.31W 8.9x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 70 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Mar, 2012 vs May, 2004 Release date over 7 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 3.59 pt/W vs 0.42 pt/W Around 8.5x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year vs 21.44 $/year 8.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year vs 77.96 $/year 8.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
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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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.57 GHz vs 1.87 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 512 vs 302 Around 70% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz vs 1.87 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom D2550 vs Athlon 2800+

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Atom D2550
1,162
Athlon 2800+
1,241

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom D2550  vs
Athlon 2800+ 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 10W 89W
Annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 3.59 pt/W 0.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 8.13W 72.31W

details

Atom D2550  vs
Athlon 2800+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.87 GHz 2.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.87 GHz 2.57 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Integrated N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 640 MHz N/A
Intel Atom D2550
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