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Intel Atom D2550

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Front view of Intel Atom D2550

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Atom D2550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Atom D2550

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 1.86 GHz vs 1.65 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 8.13W vs 14.63W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 90 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 3.59 pt/W vs 2.23 pt/W More than 60% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.87 GHz vs 1.65 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year vs 4.34 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year vs 15.77 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz vs 1.65 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD G G-T56E

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AMD G G-T56E

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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
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 441 vs 302 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom D2550 vs G G-T56E

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom D2550  vs
G G-T56E 
Clock speed 1.86 GHz 1.65 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

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

details

Atom D2550  vs
G G-T56E 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.87 GHz 1.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.87 GHz 1.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.87 GHz 1.65 GHz

power consumption

TDP 10W 18W
Annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 8.76 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 3.59 pt/W 2.23 pt/W
Typical power consumption 8.13W 14.63W
Intel Atom D2550
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