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Intel Atom N2600

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Atom N2600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Atom N2600

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 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 2.84W vs 36.56W 12.9x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 55 °C More than 80% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better performance per watt 8.43 pt/W vs 1.05 pt/W More than 8x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 0.84 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 12.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 3.07 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 12.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
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AMD Athlon 1600

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Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
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
Better PassMark (Single core) score 635 vs 248 More than 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom N2600 vs Athlon 1600

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Atom N2600
1,195
Athlon 1600
2,006

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom N2600  vs
Athlon 1600 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core

features

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

details

Atom N2600  vs
Athlon 1600 
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 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 55°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Integrated N/A
GPU clock speed 400 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 3.5W 45W
Annual home energy cost 0.84 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 3.07 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 8.43 pt/W 1.05 pt/W
Typical power consumption 2.84W 36.56W
Intel Atom N2600
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