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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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Higher clock speed 1.6 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 20.5 vs 19.8 Around 5% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 40 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 8.43 pt/W vs 3.24 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 276 MHz Around 45% higher GPU clock speed
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
Slightly lower typical power consumption 2.84W vs 7.31W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Newer Dec, 2011 vs Jan, 2011 Release date 11 months later
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 3.07 $/year vs 7.88 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 0.84 $/year vs 2.17 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 32,500 MB/s vs 25,100 MB/s Around 30% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom N2600 vs AMD C 50

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 N2600
25,100 MB/s
AMD C 50
32,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Atom N2600
1,195
AMD C 50
982

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Atom N2600
20.5
AMD C 50
19.8

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom N2600  vs
AMD C 50 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1 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
AMD64
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3

details

Atom N2600  vs
AMD C 50 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Integrated Radeon™ HD 6250
GPU clock speed 400 MHz 276 MHz

power consumption

TDP 3.5W 9W
Annual home energy cost 0.84 $/year 2.17 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 3.07 $/year 7.88 $/year
Performance per watt 8.43 pt/W 3.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 2.84W 7.31W
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