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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Atom D525

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Intel Atom D525

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 28,100 MB/s vs 59.9 MB/s More than 469x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 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 10.56W vs 72.31W 6.8x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jun, 2010 vs May, 2005 Release date over 5 years later
Better performance per watt 2.62 pt/W vs 0.52 pt/W Around 5x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.13 $/year vs 21.44 $/year 6.8x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 11.39 $/year vs 77.96 $/year 6.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 4200+

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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
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.65 GHz vs 2.12 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 1,627 vs 1,038 More than 55% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom D525 vs Athlon X2 4200+

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Atom D525
28,100 MB/s
Athlon X2 4200+
59.9 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom D525  vs
Athlon X2 4200+ 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

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 13W 89W
Annual home energy cost 3.13 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 11.39 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 2.62 pt/W 0.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 10.56W 72.31W

details

Atom D525  vs
Athlon X2 4200+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.12 GHz 2.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.12 GHz 2.65 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Integrated N/A
Intel Atom D525
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